I got these sticks on a whim, wanting to try them out. I love Rick Latham's Advanced Funk Studies book, so I had to give this a go. I use all types of sticks, its hard for me to have A stick I like. This stick I found to give me drums a lot of attack and clear tone with the barrel tip. The longer taper helps with rebound and makes it easy to do! I also really like the red logo writing. Its different than your basic black, make them a fun looking stick! I play mostly funk, R&B, soul, and some country music with these sticks. I would recommend these sticks for any drummer to try out! This is a product review by Rocky at Sam Ash Music in Indianapolis, IN Store#57.