The Thom Hannum Snare Sticks feature a round tip with a very long taper and thick neck for great control and response, especially at low dynamic levels. Field tested and field proven, the superior designs of the Corps master line developed throughout years of collaboration with the world's finest drum and bugle corps. Each season since the products were introduced, Corps master sticks and mallets have remained the most popular choice among the top high school bands, indoor percussion ensembles and DCI Championship corps. The Corps master Signature marching snare sticks feature designs which reflect the musical requirements of each artist in terms of balance, feel and sound projection. All models are turned in hickory for strength and power with the exception of the MS4 which is crafted in Sta-Pac for maximum weight.