The 5B is a standard diameter drumstick for the heavy hitter; a larger general purpose stick for rock, pop, punk and pop perfect for when a 5A is too small and a 2B is too big. The nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound. Hickory is the most popular wood choice for drumsticks due to its resilience, responsiveness, durability, and classic feel. Length: 16" & Diameter: 0.590". Oval nylon tip provides a brighter more articulate tone suited for multiple applications. Medium taper for balanced response and rebound. All Promark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry.