For over 30 years, the American Classic drumstick series has been the popular choice of countless drummers. &As successful as the American Classic series has been, players throughout the world continue to request longer versions of some popular models,&; states Vic Firth Director of Education and Product Development, Neil Larrivee. &We took those requests into consideration, along with some new ideas, and developed prototypes to share with our artists. Their feedback has made it clear; these three new models will be a great addition to our product line!&An extended version of our popular 5A/5B hybrid, the 55A. L= 16.5", Dia.= .580"