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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" diameter wood ball with tight chamois cover. Chamois is always carefully selected for matched thickness and evenness. Warmer than #1 and still very bright and clear. Perfect for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and much more. Also excellent for percussion instruments and chamber music.
Soft German felt general stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” cork core. Just hard enough for minimal articulation and soft enough to still roll with. A perfect stick for Beethoven 5 transition to the fourth movement. Also great for Strauss Burlesque.
Head size : 1.5” x ½” core
Weight: 30-35 grams (+ or -)
Tonkin felt large cartwheel
Soft German felt thick covering soft stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” felt core. This is basically the Tonkin version of my BCS stick. Has more weight in the front and even more bottom to the sound. Excellent roller and a must have for any Tchaikovsky, Mahler or Bruckner symphonies. Recommended for the intro to Wagner Funeral Music and Strauss Death and Transfiguration as well.