American Classic Extreme 5BN. Like the 5B? with more power and reach. L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .595" For durability and the brightest cymbal sounds, nylon tips are the answer. These nylon tip models mirror their wood tip counterparts, so drummers can switch from the richness of a wood tip to the brilliance of nylon without losing feel and balance. Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived through extensive research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs reflect their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color.