Maybe this is the wrong place for this comment, but for the 1st Section test piece the information about it tells we need to use a double bass bow on the tam tam. I have had an albeit quick look on the internet for one and they seem to be around £30+. Why oh why is that we need to spend this sort of money on a piece of kit that lets be honest will only ever be used for this piece. I am sure someone out there will tell me there is another piece that requires this particular piece of kit (apart form using it for what it was intended of course!!!!) but I doubt it is a common popular piece! OK we may be able to source an old one from someone somewhere and maybe we could sell it on ebay afterwards (though I doubt it as after repeated scrapings across the edge of a tam tam I am sure would ruin it's proper playing capability). Also do we need to buy some resin for it too?? Sorry if I sound a bit negative, and I am certainly not against experimentation in music especially percussion, being an ex-player (it's OK no symapthy required) but to have it in a test piece where lots of bands who don't have spare funds for this type of thing have no choice seems strange.