It’s something VF markets on. You can hear differences it on the practice pad. Not so much on drums.I don't think I've ever given much thought about pitch matching. I always understood that it was really important for marching sticks. Up to now I've never focused on that and it's been fine regardless of brand. I just like to play and try not to overthink the science of sticks. (now for drums, cymbals & hardware, I will overthink things) I just like for my sticks to feel good in my hands by having the right diameter, texture & weight. The only thing I would ever focus on when I would buy at a store was rolling the sticks to make sure they were straight. I'm gonna play them regardless especially now that I'm not buying them in stores. I order online and receive them and I'm gonna play them. In regards to the the Regal tips I bought, they are straight. So either I got lucky or I'm really bad at QC, Lol!!
Bottom line for me as I originally posted, they are the best sticks I've played and I'll be buying more and more as I find them.