I purchased two of these beaters to use with a double kick pedal as I wasn't keen on the factory standard plastic DW ones I was using. The Danmar beaters themselves look great, have a nice weight and great feel overall and are made undoubtedly from quality hardwood and metal. I am from the UK and usually go for USA or Japan made hardware so I liked the look of these. My only problem is in the design. The red, wooden beater is wedged into place via notches on the metal pole, supported by a top and bottom metal washer. After only a couple of practice sessions both beaters came loose and are now able to rotate and rattle around on the pole creating excess movement and unnecessary noise. The design makes it impossible for me to remove and re-set the beaters, I tried all sorts to attempt to wedge and fix them but ultimately gave up. I still use them from time to time on the practice kit but wouldn't purchase again unfortunately.