Tear drop tip. Great for music that requires a light touch. L=15 1/2″, Dia.=.540″ – 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.