Ahh ok:I get it. Lol. My boyfriend is a drummer and heard him talking about them. Trying to get a pair for him for Christmas. I may have a lead. Fingers crossed.
I think those are his hickory model sticks.Ahh ok:
They aren't terribly exotic.
There's a couple links for you!!
They are my go to pad sticks : They are a little on beefy side but really do have a nice balance. I like them for pad work because they are heavy but move like a lighter stick - probably in part due to that little groove.Happens to the best of us!
The ones you linked to (the hickory sticks) have a groove carved into the middle of them. Apparently, it's to improve the balance of the stick. I wonder how effective it is.
I have been in discussion with Jeff Rich of Rich Custom Drumsticks to reproduce the Hickory Bob Gatzen/Billy Martin signature stick along with a few fellow fans of this stick model. I have had sticks from Jeff before and they are excellent quality.
He has a 12 pair minimum