Originally Posted by EarthRocker
I switched to Vic Firth's SD1 General about two months ago. They're maple sticks, but they're extremely sturdy. Everyone says Maple is a more fragile wood, but I slug my drums pretty hard and I have yet to break a pair. They're a bit thicker than a 5B, but thinner than a 2B.
I like these sticks, but they are thicker (.635") than a 2B (.630), albiet by a hair. And they shatter.
Looking on the Vic page, it would seem the SD10 or SRM would be the hickory midpoint between 5B and 2B: