If you like unique, unusual and innovative percussive sounds the Nino Stirring drum is definitely going to impress you. It is very well built, nothing is cheap about it. It has a sturdy, large handle and comes with a wooden mallet. It produces a lovely warm, tropical / jungle feeling and it can be played two different ways: either by stirring the mallet inside the drum creating a rolling percussive groove (fast or slow gives a different result) or by hitting each one of the notes individually. If you try a different combination of mallets (hard, soft, metallic, plastic, wooden) you ll get very interesting sound and feeling. Definitely an overlooked percussion which deserves more attention, highly recommended. Nothing negative about this - loving it!