Bass drum beater - also soft mallet for percussion
Great warm sound compared to your usual felt beater. Applications range from everything from Jazz to Pop.
I also use it as a mallet for tuned percussion/Cymbals etc when I'm in a pinch.
Finally, I have a 16" bass drum which is mounted on a small riser. The issue with this is that the batter head of the drum comes at an angle, the usual wheel shaped beater only hits with a corner of the surface, which doesn't produce the sound I'm after. This beater remedies this issue as the surface area is so big.
This beater will give a really great sound on any bass drum. It gives a massive but muffled sound when it hits the bass drum, just like the old school jazz drummers. I can't get enough of this beater - it's the bomb!
The only downside I've come across whilst using it is when you play faster patterns with your bass drum, it's often hard to keep up with yourself. It's maybe just a tad heavy but other than that little flaw, its a great beater.
If you want to get that vintage jazz sound - or maybe just something with a bit more bom - then this beater is for you!