The 5A has long been the best selling Pro Mark stick for all styles of music due to its well-balanced design and length. The oval-shaped tip provides a full, dark sound. The 16” 5A is versatile enough to be used in all musical genres. Hickory is the most popular wood choice for drumsticks due to its resilience, responsiveness, durability, and classic feel. The oval wood tip provides a dark, warm tone suited for multiple applications. Medium taper for balanced response and rebound.