Soft Beaters give your drum more of a thrummy vibration, where hard beaters give you a sharper initial sound. These soft beaters are made with a sewn & stuffed elk suede head. The sticks are sustainably harvested from Patrick’s land in Washington. Decorations consist of elk suede, beads, feathers, rabbit or buffalo fur, etc. Each one is made to order — the photo shown is just for illustration. They are recommended for painted drums, but are suitable for any drum.