Vic Firth SGH Gerald Heyward Signature Series Drumsticks feature a barrel tip and plenty of length with a short taper for really laying into a groove. Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived through extensive research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs reflect their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color. All colored sticks feature a clear, natural tip. All sticks are hickory unless otherwise noted.