Fit for purpose at minimum cost

I use 7A sticks and was looking to convert up to 5A for certain music styles that require a bit more "beef" but i wanted the weight just above my 7A's but a tad more girth which is why i chose the Maple wood, less mass than say oak or hickory.

At this price its easy to try types out in the knowledge that if you have erred it isn't going to be a big cost factor.

I have to say the quality is good and the stick is not warped or poorly lathed/finished. I'm happy with them and why wouldn't i be? All of my hardware from stands to rack to pedals is/are Millenium.