LA Specials are Promark seconds but still provides the defining sound that Promark is renowned for. The 7A is a standard diameter drumstick for those who enjoy a lighter, short stick. This stick is excellent for jazz play where lower volumes are appreciated. Promark’s LA Special series of Drum Sticks are made from the same American Hickory in the same way as the other classic Promark models. Because of its resilience, responsiveness and durability, hickory is the most commonly used wood for drum sticks. Hickory is the classic drum stick feel. For over 50 years, ProMark has been one of the world’s leading of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories. Owned and operated by D’Addario & Co., the Houston, Texas based ProMark produces products used globally by the greatest drummers and percussionists in the world, including Neal Peart, Phil Collins, Simon Phillips, Ringo Starr, and many more. ProMark – Make Your Mark.