Looking for something that feels like the sticks you're used to but need to be quiet? Well.... These are definitely clunky and chunky and cumbersome if you are looking g to lateral over from traditional sticks. The long rubber grips are good for sweaty hands, but they are therefore heavier and cumbersome The dowels themself are quiet, grant you that. But, they lose pop and are not present enough for cymbals, especially accent ones.