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It is comprised of the body of my signature general orchestral stick combined with the shoulder of another stick and the bead of yet another stick and no taper in the back. It fits just between my long bead general and the heavy orchestral, spanning that bridge gap nicely.
One of my colleagues in the Cleveland Orchestra calls it his principal general stick of choice now because he finds it to speak extremely quickly and get off the head even faster. Available in hickory only and in limited quantities.
New this year is a hybrid snare stick which consists of a hollow carbon fiber tube for the center portion of the stick, joined with a hornwood™ front shoulder and butt end, and a black nylon tip. Shorter and slightly lighter than SDH1, with a black nylon tip that is 50% smaller. Extremely articulate with incredibly enhanced rebound characteristics.
This unique hybrid snare stick which consists of a hollow carbon fiber tube for the center portion of the stick, joined with a hornwood™ front shoulder/tip, and hornwood™ butt end. The result, is a revolutionary new drum stick with nearly 100% more rebound than average wood stick.
The Hornwood™ light orchestral retains it’s shape from the tip back however I have deliberately chosen to eliminate the taper in the back. This increases the back weight feel of the stick just enough to help it rebound quicker which you can really feel in playing doubles such as 4 stroke ruffs in Lt. Kije and 7’s in Scheherezade. By making this model out of Hornwood™ I’m also able to increase the weight of the stick without increasing size and bulk. Our Hornwood™ is very dense and hard and adds a couple grams of weight as well. The feel is something like rosewood or ebony but without the excessive vibration and low pitch that come with those woods. It is also extremely durable and will likely last you a lifetime if cared for properly. I feel this is the absolute best version of this stick I have come up with to date. Really a perfect stick for ANY soft playing that requires clarity