A unique alternative to regular sticks the Zildjian Gauge Series – 8 Gauge Drumsticks are suitable for all styles of music. There are five models in the Gauge series with the 8 Gauge being one of the thinner models featuring a lightweight design thats perfect for light articulation. All drumsticks in the Gauge Series feature a consistent length taper and a fusion style tip shape which is a blend between the popular acorn tip and round tip giving you the best of both worlds. Each model has a proportional diameter allowing a familiar feel and seamless adjustment between the sticks. All Gauge Series drumsticks are made in Maine from US hickory and are weight-matched tone-paired and guaranteed straight. The next size up from the 8 Gauge is the 9 Gauge model which features a thicker diameter and familiar 5A feel.