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Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand Slatz 

(Slatz)  Sku #447066000001000

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Keep the intensity while lowering the volume!

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.

A foam center surrounded by four flat bamboo slats wrapped in thin PVC.  This provides a variety of unique sounds with great rebound and feel. This product is unique in that they create softer sounds than sticks but are louder than other Tala Wand and Rute models.

A great choice for new sounds on drum set and multi-percussion setups!

Quantity and Sizing (Pairs)
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Rods
  • Drum Stick Size: Custom
  • Diameter: .585"
  • Length: 16-1/8 in.
Construction and Features
  • Material: Bamboo
  • Drum Stick Tip: Wood
  • Tip Shape: None
  • Taper: Not Applicable
  • Finish: Natural
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Grip Material: Yes
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Nice, not perfect, but nice.


from Illinois

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality


  • Poor Bell Sound

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    Comments about Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand:

    I use Hot Rods, Rutes, Multi-rods, and like them, thought I'd try these out. I think they "feel" better in my hands, and I like the drum sounds. The only problem for me is the ride cymbal "bell" sound...I just can't get one with these Tala Wands. The bell has to be hit "just so", and I can rarely get it to happen. Triend moving the rubber band down, and still, no bell.

    Haven't used them long enough to comment on their durability, only used for two songs, then went back to my Rutes. Love Rutes.

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