The “Urethane Series” bass drum sticks are a punchy, powerful set of mallets. The urethane core is much heavier than wood, making it a top-heavy stick. The result is excellent articulation and projection without sacrificing low frequencies. The fleece covering minimizes contact “tick,” without losing clarity.* These are an updated version of a former Dragonfly bass drum mallet that used a skateboard wheel core. All mallets are 15″ in length on a 7/8″ maple handle.
Mahler 3 (BDM)
After much popular demand, we’ve decided to add our Mahler 3 stick to our stock lineup. This stick is built on the same core and handle as the BD1, but with a double-sided fleece covering—silky soft side with extra thick liner felt for rolls and the harder side with thin liner felt for articulation in the ornaments. What’s nice about the two sides is that the timbral change is minimal because both sides are covered in fleece, but the change in articulation is just right. SOLD AS A PAIR.
Urethane 1 (Small)
This disc-shaped stick is the lightest and most agile of the Urethane Series. It is full-bodied without being over-powering. This is a terrific Mahler 3 stick, but also works well for faster, rhythmic passages, like the end of Tchaikovsky 4 and Prokofiev 3.
Urethane 2 (Medium)
This mushroom-shaped stick is very powerful and punchy. It can be used as a general beater, but is especially well suited to passages that require volume and clarity like Rite of Spring (11/4 bar and the end), Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich 11.
Urethane 3 (Large)
This stick is designed to destroy the Earth. It is very heavy and quite large, yet still has some bite to it. Big single notes, Verdi Requiem—you get the idea. Use with caution.
While we are big fans of the fleece wrap, if you strongly prefer a traditional German or American felt wrap, we are happy to do custom wrap jobs. Please contact us at email@example.com for pricing and options.
This stick was designed specifically for playing baroque and early classical repertoire on modern drums with plastic heads as well as for church gigs where maximum articulation is required. It’s a very hard, very bright stick with excellent rebound. The thin layer of synthetic suede takes a slight edge off your plastic heads. The 1” disc-shaped wood core allows even larger, deeper drums to sound more appropriately “baroque” while maintaining a more comfortable feel in the hand than traditional baroque sticks. Also great for later repertoire that requires extreme clarity (think Bartok Music for Strings).