Which drum stick fits best in the hand and which material suits which genre? Mallets can be made of wood, fibreglass, bamboo or metal, although other materials such as nylon, cork, leather or felt are also used for the head. The differences in sound are big and give every drummer individual choices to adapt and optimise their sound. Manufacturers such as Vic Firth, RegalTip, Meinl, Vater or Rohema offer all common types, but also rods, brooms, timpani mallets or Cajon brushes. Decide for yourself which variant fits best in your hand.