Hi guys. Pretty specific question regarding the first section finals test piece timp part - hope someone can offer some advice - brass players hit the back button and choose a different thread quick! I'm desperately trying to get some advice on mallet selection for the solo passage for Diversions on a bass theme. For the last few weeks I've been playing with a large heavy wood core to get some power out of the beasties so I can project over the band, but in tonights rehearsal I was basically asked (by someone that quite Frankly knows a ton more than me) to use something less brutal. I'm not the most experience timp player (and could quite honestly do with a few lessons), but am keen to create a decent sound, especially through this solo passage. Obviously quite a bit of this is down to technique, but with only a couple of weeks I need some help! With a limited mallet selection I went for a smaller cork core pair (which unfortunately only has a couple of mm of felt) and I felt they sounded harsh. Any timp hitters out there got any advice specifically for this passage? What are t'other timp players using for this passage? Thanks.