The 5B is a standard diameter drumstick for the heavy hitter. A large general purpose stick for rock, pop, punk and pop perfect for when a 5A is too small and a 2B is too big. "The Natural" series is not coated with the standard lacquer finish and provides a natural wood feel in the hands of the player. Because of its resilience, responsiveness and durability, hickory is the most commonly used wood for drum sticks. Hickory is the classic drum stick feel.