World renowned session percussionist and timbalero Marc Quinones has collaborated with Zildjian to develop Artist Series Timbale drumsticks. The Marc Quinones Timbale drumsticks are designed to withstand extensive playing. Made from select US hickory with taper less shafts to resist breakage and create a more durable set of drumsticks. The drumstick handle features a better grip and shock absorption by the red dip which helps protect your joints and allow you to play comfortably for longer. The 16.63″ length gives them extra reach – which is also a great attribute for auxiliary percussionists.