From Low Boy:
For decades, drum companies have tried to replicate the tone of vintage lambswool bass drum beaters – with mixed success. There’s a certain magic to these beaters that’s hard to replicate, but we wanted to give it a shot!
In typical Low Boy fashion, we couldn’t just copy an old design. We wanted to take what made these classic beaters great and amplify it.
The heart of this beater is the premium quality shearling lambswool. It’s soft, it’s lush, and it sounds amazing.
Barely tap the pedal and you’ll hear just the wool strands engage with the drum head. It’s the quietest tone you’ve ever heard from your bass drum, almost like the gentle tap of wire brushes.
Hit a little harder and get ready for the big boom, a tone tailor-made for jazz and mellow musical situations. This is the soft lambswool pulling every bit of warmth that your kick drum has to offer.
Now really dig in. This is where the magic happens. We’ve left ¼” of wood exposed around the edges of the striking surface, with the long wool strands acting as a buffer between the wood and the drum head. This provides you with some extra power and rich, full low-end tones, but without the punch you’d expect from wood.
This hybrid design gives you all of the magic of a vintage lambswool beater, with increased dynamic range on both ends of the volume spectrum.
It’s everything that’s great about vintage lambswool bass drum beaters, turned up to eleven.