Stick sizes are generally categorized by a letter and a number. The number represents the circumference, and the letter indicates the size and application. The lower the number, the thicker the stick. In general, thicker sticks (5A) are heavier than thinner sticks (7A).
While thicker, heavier sticks provide more volume and durability, lighter sticks are thinner and easier to handle. Heavier sticks are a good choice where a lot of projection is needed, whereas a lighter stick is more suitable for situations where finesse is required.
Besides thickness, the letters S, B, and A typically represent the applications of drumsticks
“S” sticks are heavy and intended for “Street” performances such as marching band.
“B” sticks are easy to control and used by many “Bands”, brass and rock drummers.
“A” sticks are “Orchestra” sticks are the narrowest lettering options and are generally produce less volume and are lighter than other letters, ideal for lower volume situations in a jazz combo or orchestra.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does “A”, “B”, and “S” Stand For In The Product Descriptions?
Typically the letter refers to the application that the drumstick will be used, “A” stands for “orchestra”. Orchestra and Jazz sticks are the narrowest options and generally produce less volume and are lighter than other letters.
“B” stands for “band”. Band sticks were designed for brass and rock bands are thicker than “A” sticks. “S” Stands for Street and are generally intended for street performances such as marching bands
What Do The Numbers 5 & 7 Stand For In The Product Descriptions?
The numbers, 5 and 7 represent the diameter of the drumstick. Generally, thicker sticks (5) are heavier than thinner sticks (7).
The weight of your drumsticks will affect the sound and feel of the stick. Thicker, heavier sticks provide more volume and resilience, lighter sticks are thinner and easier to handle.
Heavier sticks are a good choice where a lot of projection is needed, whereas lighter sticks are better for situations where finesse is required.
The type of music you’re playing should guide you to the weight of drumsticks required
Are Orders For One Stick Or For A Pair?
All the drumsticks you see in our store are sold in pairs, and all pricing is for pairs of sticks.
Is The Shipping Really Free And What Is The Delivery Times?
All our shipments are Free within the U.S. and Canada, Tracking number advised. Although there is no guarantee, they usually arrive anywhere in the U.S. and Canada within 10 – 14 days of ordering.
We try to ship out all orders under 3 days from the time the order is placed.
Do You Ship Internationally?
Yes! We ship International, though International options take 2-3 weeks to arrive.