VIC FIRTH American Jazz Wood Tip. Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz line is comprised of six models which feature a long taper in the shaft for that great feel! The neck specifications are sizeable enough to create dark cymbal sounds, and the small tear drop tip keeps everything in focus. In hickory.AJ1: A 5B shaft that feels full-sized yet plays "lightning fast". L = 16", Dia.=.595"