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In the drumsticks category, there are a few different options, which we have individual categories for, helping you decide which option is right for you.
Nylon vs wood tip drum sticks is a pretty hotly contested topic. Nylon tips are said to give a brighter sound than wood tips. Nylon tipped sticks are supposed to have less chipping and last longer, however that idea is hotly debated too. This choice is mainly down to personal preference, and whilst learning it would be good to try both to see what you like the most. You can tell if a stick is nylon tip if it has an N in the model code
The next thing to consider is the weight and diameter of the drumstick. A 7 is the lightest weight, and a 2 is the heaviest. The letter B designates a stick that is Thicker than an A. a 5b and 5a stick weigh the same, but the feeling on the 5b will be different due to the thickness
Again the best option is to try out a few different ones to see what you like the most.