The 5A Dual-Tone features the 5A wood tip with a durable synthetic felt mallet head attached to the butt end. The entire stick is ground from a single piece of hickory which eliminates a core that could come loose over time. Sturdy performance and excellent tone on drums and cymbals are very apparent, and the balance makes this stick comfortable to play with! Ideal for fast changes between a stick and a mallet! Whether they are used on drum set, multi-percussion or in percussion ensemble settings, new musical possibilities become available when exploring the sound colors these new 5A Dual-Tone sticks produce!