Zildjian Gauge Drumsticks are designed for all styles of music. Each of the four models (6, 8 , 10 and 12 gauge) have a different diameter, but feature a consistent length, taper, and the new ‘fusion’ style tip shape, a hybrid between the popular acorn tip and round tip. The change in size between each gauge is proportional, allowing a seamless adjustment when using each model. The 8 Gauge drumsticks provide great control and articulation for lower to medium volume gigs. The Gauge Series sticks are made in Maine from USA Hickory and each pair is weight-matched, tone-paired and guaranteed straight.