I have owned six pairs of these for over the last 19 months, and I am satisfied with these sticks. Regarding the quality that Regal Tip brings, these are the perfect pair for me. I've played with them all, ranging from Zildjian, to Pro-Mark, to Vic Firth, and even started using Vater drumsticks back in 2003. But these drumsticks (my desired pair), are the best out of all of the drumsticks that I have used. I strongly suggest that every drummer that has never picked up a pair of these to try at least one pair.