Re: Vic Firth Tommy Igoe Signature Stick
The Taj Mahal tip of Igoe sticks has a clear sound on the ride cymbal, probably similar to the barrel tip of Gadd or Zoro sticks. In my collection, the Vater Stewart Copeland has a very similar weight, diameter and feeling on the drumset. The Buddy Rich are bigger and longer (5B instead of 5A).
Tommy Igoe sticks "groove essentials" really worth a try.