Outstanding brushes! Top quality plus a choice of wire weights make any of the Wincent brushes an excellent choice. I prefer the heavy gauge for live playing but have tried all 3 weights and each has its own sound so you can switch between them for different effects. The handle thickness is also closer to that of a 5B stick for those who find like me most other brushes a little too skinny. Ive just replaced a heavy gauge pair after a year and half, playing around 170 gigs in a country band playing train beats with rim shots etc. They last!!!