He had a variety of mallets on the table and I had the opportunity to try them out on the LotusDrum, what a difference!
I've been a hand drummer for many years and this was the first time I've ever tried playing one of my drums with sticks. The sound was amazing, clear and loud. I was very surprised by the difference it made in the playing experience. I still like to play with the hands but I honestly have to say, everyone should have a set of felt mallets!!!!
For now, all I can do us urge customers to please get themselves a set of short(6") felt mallets, it's totally worth it.
In the future, I will begin making my own mallets with a lathe and will include them with every drum but for now, please find yourself a set, it makes a world of a difference.
He had a few different sizes and lengths and I tried them all, the BEST was the small 6", the longer ones were too cumbersome and the rubber-tipped versions sounded twangy.
If you need help locating a good set, please let me know and I'll send you a link to a suitable pair. Eventually I'll begin making sets in the perfect size/weight.