I use these for live performances and practice sessions on both live drum kit and electric drum kit. I've never had any issues and they're comfortable to play with. They also have good lasting power (for drummers who would be heavy handed).
Pros: Perfect weight for me, not too heavy and not too light. Comfortable to play for long or short sessions. Tip is great for full tone on the skins and more articulated sounds on the cymbals etc.
Cons: None for me. Would recommend for anyone to give them a go for live or practice work.
Overall: Love these sticks, highly recommend and wouldn't use anything else really.
The title says it all, basically. The 5A size (and 5B) sizes are the most popular sizes for drumsticks because they are comfortable (not too heavy) but not too light either. They provide the perfect balance for speed and power. The nylon tip also provides the brighter sound, especially on cymbals, when compared to wood tips which give a warmer sound. Also, the tear drop shape of the tip is the 'best of both worlds' when it comes to surface area. The pointy tip provides articulated sounds on cymbals and the rest of the tip's larger surface area provides full tone. Personally, I tried the other version of these drumsticks with the anti-slip coating but it felt a little sticky. That is not to say that it's a bad thing. Maybe it's best for drummers who play with gloves instead of bare hands. I prefer this type without the anti-slip coating.
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