I agree with the other reviewer, these are far and away the best balanced Hot Rods I’ve ever used. They’re equivalent to a 7A stick so feel narrow and light in the hand – perfect for light work but they also go very loud when needed. The most remarkable thing is that they bring out the best in the drums and don’t sound like normal HotRods which choke the skins. Maybe it’s something to do with the bevelled edges but my DWs sing with these. Highly recommended.