The perfect pair for drummers familiar with the 5A size the Zildjian Gauge Series – 9 Gauge Drumsticks provide the ideal balance and feel for the 5A player. There are five models in the Gauge series with the 9 Gauge being the centre point of the Gauge series for its perfect balance of features. 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 9 Gauge is the 10 Gauge model which features a thicker diameter.