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The difference in response and action from carbon fiber is vast from that of a steel shaft. The carbon fiber shaft offers a small amount of flex and “whip” to the rebound and response of the beater head; this not only absorbs shock, but also aids and facilitates rolls to a large degree. You will find the feel to be very easy to roll with, and the sound to have less attack and more triangle sound than contact sound from the beater. The TBC triangle beater is the same unique teardrop shape and design as the TSSC model, but made of a custom brass alloy. The brass alloy composition makes for a beater that is a little less articulate and mellower in sound than stainless steel. The tapered front tip facilitates dynamic playing especially in soft to loud rolls. It has a soft latex rubber grip for comfort and non slip grip. The difference between the TSS and the TB models is the clarity of sound. Both sound great on any triangle. I personally use the stainless version as my general beater, and the brass version for more legato and blending parts.
Heavier larger and bolder than others with a more powerful sound yet still warm and round. Excellent general all around chime hammer for those who need more power to cut through all the time. Tremendous fundamental and clear pitch. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
Most mellow and round sound of them all yet still just hard enough to cut through. Perfect for exposed solo notes or even soft notes with a lot of bottom and fundamental to the pitch. One grade softer than the brown linen phenolic. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
Lightest model clear bright clean sound that cuts and very easy to get around chimes during fast/busy parts. Easy to play with four mallets. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
Has hefty brass insert inside for more weight than CH1 and slightly more mellow tone. Excellent general all around chime hammer. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long
1 1/2" diameter cork core with multiple felt layers creating a progressively thicker cover overall. This is always preferable to forcing on too thick of a piece of felt at one time as many stick makers do. It takes more time and more steps to do it this way but the sound is worth it in the end. This is a very warm and round stick and was created by the requests of my current timpani artists. It is essentially a ball stick version of my BCS model stick with a 10-11mm diameter Tonkin shaft. Highly recommended for Shostakovich 1 cadenza and Bartok Concerto for Orchestra for example. Also an excellent lighter weight roll stick. Try this for the solo high F roll in Tchaik 4. *Break in period for this model is approximately 1 week of regular playing for the felt to relax a bit and become even further voiced naturally...or you can voice them more heavily before using if you wish.
1 1/4" diameter cork core with multiple felt layers and medium thick German felt ball cover. Round and warm sound with just enough clarity to be called a warm general stick. So far, most players that have tested this call it a "go to" general. *Break in period for this model is approximately 1 week of regular playing for the felt to relax a bit and become even further voiced naturally...or you can voice them more heavily before using if you wish.