5A with an acorn tip for a nice and full sound from drums and cymbals. Solid and responsive model that practically plays itself. Were revisiting some Vater History with the launch of Vater Classics. Six core models lathe turned to their classic specs and profiles, just like we made back in our barn in the 1980s. Try them out for yourself and see why a major competitor once called them the finest Hickory drum sticks in the world! in a hand-written letter to the Vater family which hangs on our wall to this day.