Corpsmaster® timpani mallets are specifically designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor performance applications. The mallets have straight, non-tapered hickory shafts which put more weight forward toward the mallet head. This produces greater sound with less effort for maximum sound projection on the filed. Their enhance weight also produces lower fundamentals from the drum head for a darker, fuller sound. The CT1-3 have synthetic felt heads for durability and weather resistance. CT4 has a super-hard wool felt head for maximum sound projection.