The 718L was designed by multi-talented artist Terreon Gully. His 5A-diameter stick features a thin neck and small round bead which allows for a quick motion with great precision and extreme versatility, just like Terreon.Because of its resilience, responsiveness and durability, hickory is the most commonly used wood for drum sticks. Hickory is the classic drum stick feel. For over 50 years, ProMark has been one of the worldâ€TMs leading manufacturers of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories. Owned and operated by D'Addario & Co., the Houston, Texas based ProMark produces products used globally by the greatest drummers and percussionists in the world, including Neal Peart, Phil Collins, Simon Phillips, Ringo Starr, and many more. ProMark â€" Make Your Mark.