The 747 features a classic 5A diameter but is longer and features a thicker taper. The large oval bead provides a dark, warm tone. The 747 is the perfect stick when more volume is required. "Pro-Grip" is a high-tech, factory applied, non-slip finish for exceptional "gripability." The nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound.
Because of its resilience, responsiveness and durability, hickory is the most commonly used wood for drum sticks. Hickory is the classic drum stick feel.