Meinl RS1BK-L Rainstick, Material: Bamboo, Colour: Black, Size: 39" (100 cm), Natural Bamboo makes the Rainsticks pleasant effect instruments, with plenty of projection and long sustain. They may be played like big shakers as well.
First thing I wanted to tell about this rain stick - its appearance. It coloured hand painted handmade which gives some warm feeling of human's contribution in this product. A little art on the little stick. That's very impressive and looks beautiful using it live on stage. Recording it in studio it give warm continuously sound of real rain. That's really cool product for its small price. Love it.
Fun instrument, but requires proper storage conditions
It is a fun instrument to have. However, one must bear in mind, that the wood is not suited for storage in cold dump spaces. After about a year of such conditions cracks have appeared. Obviously, care should be taken.