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Vic Firth 1 Pair Steve Smith Tala Wands, 1 Heritage Brush, 1 606 Rute, Victape, Lanyard with Free Stick Bag

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This package includes one pair of birch Steve Smith Tala Wands, one pair of Heritage Brushes, one pair of 606 Rutes, a VicTape, a Lanyard, and a free stick bag.Steve Smith birch Tala WandsThe Steve Sm... Click To Read More About This Product

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This package includes one pair of birch Steve Smith Tala Wands, one pair of Heritage Brushes, one pair of 606 Rutes, a VicTape, a Lanyard, and a free stick bag.

Steve Smith birch Tala Wands
The Steve Smith Tala Wands were conceived when Steve began playing with drummers from India and needed a way to blend with their sounds and be sensitive to lower volume levels. Other bundles worked as far as volume was concerned but they lacked the rebound he preferred. As a result, Steve helped develop two unique and tremendous tools now among the Vic Firth line of Rute and brushes:

The bamboo Tala Wand (TW11), with the purple handle, has a foam center surrounded with 11 bamboo dowels that are wrapped in thin PVC. The wands have great balance while naturally producing a lower volume with great rebound. The purple TW11 feels slightly smaller than the yellow TW12, yet the TW11 tends to have a little more weight because bamboo is heavier than birch. The bamboo is extremely durable. Steve uses this Tala Wand more for lower volume groove playing. 15-15/16" long, .585" diameter.

The birch Tala Wand (TW12), with the yellow handle, has a foam center surrounded with 12 birch dowels that are wrapped in thin PVC. This stick has outstanding rebound and sound. While the shaft of the yellow TW12 is thicker than the purple TW11, the weight of the 12 birch dowels on the TW12 actually has a lighter feel and helps create a lower volume than the bamboo Tala Wand. The 12 dowels have a very nice feel in your hands and the sound on the drums and cymbals has a lot of clarity and definition. Steve uses the TW12 for light and very detailed, fast playing. 16" long, .625" diameter.

Steve chose the name "Tala Wand" because "Tala" is a Sanskrit word meaning "to clap" or "to mark time"--one of the two main components of Indian classical music: raga (melody) and tala (rhythm). But Tala Wands feel great and naturally help to play softer--in all settings!

Heritage Brush
This retractable wire brush features a smooth rubber handle and Vic Firth's special triangular metal pull rod for versatility on the cymbals. Light and fast. 5" spread.

For the Rute player who prefers a rubber handle and fixed position band. Featuring premium birch dowels secured in a birch drumstick handle. The handle provides a natural feel and can also be used for backbeats, cross rim work and intricate patterns on the cymbal bell. A moveable band adjusts the effect from crisp to splashy.

Stick tape
Don't let those sticks slip. Wrap your favorite sticks in VicTape for improved grip and control.

Vic Firth Lanyard
Black lanyard and red trim with white Vic Firth logo. A removable bottom clip. The lanyard is 1" wide with a total length of 24" and features a clip to detach the metal ID, key, etc. holder.

Stick bag
Three inside pockets hold 12 pairs of sticks with an outside pocket for small accessories. In durable, water resistant nylon. 18-1/2" H x 17-1/2" W when open.


TW12 Tala Wands (yellow)
  • Wood: 12 birch dowels
  • Dimensions: 16" long, .625" diameter
  • Designed for all-around playing. With 19 dowels (.125").
  • L = 16 1/8", Handle thickness = .590"
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No warranty. Check with manufacturer.

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