The 733 was designed by jazz great Michael Carvin. Its slightly smaller than a 5A in diameter, allowing for a comfortable feel in your hand. The ultra thin neck and small round bead allow for a responsive stick with great articulation on the drums and ride cymbal.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 world’s 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 – Make Your Mark.