Habr wood is popular for its dynamic, agile response and better control of the drumsticks. White color and perfect velvet feel . When playing the cymbals can emphasize mainly low and high tones, while giving a distinctive ringing sound. It is characterized by considerable homogeneity of wood, strength, relatively good rigidity, less dynamic absorbs shocks. Habr wood is lighter by 8 -10% than hickory
Hickory wood is very hard, stiff, dense and shock resistant. There are woods that are stronger than hickory and woods that are harder, but the combination of strength, toughness, hardness , resilient and stiffness found in hickory wood is not found in any other commercial wood . It is used for wood tools and drumsticks . American white hickory is the final best hardwood tree suitable for producing drumsticks .