The Zildjian Company, award winning cymbal and drumstick makers, announces the introduction of the Mezzo Series specialty drumsticks, specifically designed for lower-volume playing. There are two new models, the Mezzo 1 and Mezzo 2.
When the musical setting calls for a lower volume than drumsticks, but more definition and articulation than is possible with traditional brushes, Zildjian's new Mezzo series is the perfect solution. Both Mezzo models feature multiple high-quality birch dowels that deliver a clear, crisp attack on the drumhead or cymbal, but will not overpower accompanying acoustic instrumentation. Birch is used for durability and both models feature an adjustable o-ring that lets the player control the dowels' spread to customize the sound.
Mezzo 1 - Seven dowels surround a larger center dowel, producing a bright, focused tone with a very cohesive feel.
Mezzo 2 - A grouping of 19 smaller dowels produces a more delicate, wider sound, with a softer feel, perfect for small-club acoustic settings.
Both models feature vibrant orange handles and sealed end caps with a handle diameter of .600".