Choose the sound you want by selecting the appropriate core.
In making your selection take account of your timpani, the music, the size of your ensemble 
and the acoustic qualities of your performance venue.  
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WOOD  -  Our classic core, clear and vibrant sound.
CORK  -   Lighter and more sonorous and rounded sound than wood.
HARD FELT  -  Very warm rounded sound with almost no attack.
Smaller cores (300 & 400 series) - Less power, lighter sound, clearer articulation.
Large cores (500 & 600 series) - Greater power, fullness and tone.