more about stix
NEW SCHOOL vs. OLD SCHOOL
Tupanstix fiberglass stick compared with a same length natural stick made from the traditional cornelian cherry (дрян), a type of Eurasian dogwood that’s used as an ornamental in North America. This particular stick was a lucky find, because as-found it was ready to play after removing the bark and drying. Fiberglass sticks require much more work, but are durable and reproducible. This natural stick has an overall flex similar to the stiffest fiberglass model (3), but with the flex concentrated in the lower half.
Ҫubuk, çubuk, çubuk! - maestro Sali Shopov at eefc camp, 2008
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
This drum technology is not American, so you are likely to encounter some of the other names listed in the table below. (Greek terms courtesy of Jerry Summers.)