American Heritage drumsticks feature the dimensional specifications of our most popular American Classic models, but are crafted in maple rather than hickory for greater rebound and flex. This series allows drummers to have the feel of their favorite American Classic model but with a lighter and more "airy" sound - especially on cymbals. This unique approach is another extension of our effort to offer drummers the ability to change their sound and color without changing feel and balance. This concept began when we redesigned the American Classic nylon tips to mirror their wood tip counterparts, and continued with the development of the American Sound series.AH5A: Tear drop tip combines with maple for rich cymbal sounds. L = 16", Dia.=.565"