The Vic Firth SD1 General Concert Snare Drum Sticks are one of the most popular models ever made. Their weight and design are sort of a 'jack of all trades' - effective for concert and drum set playing. Thousands of drummers grew up on these sticks.
The round beads on these sticks are nice and articulate on a drum, and the weight is beefy enough to fully activate all of the overtones in your cymbals. They're made of strong maple wood that can handle rim shots for an extended period of time while staying light in the hands.
NameVic Firth American Custom SD1 General Concert Snare Sticks