The JazzMo brings together 33 walnut dowels of 2mm diameter each to produce a gentle clicking sound. Depending on the position of the rubber ring, the sound ranges from jazzy (ring up, dowels wide open) to smooth (O ring slipped down the rods about half way). This beater also has a lot of rebound and can produce great “plop!” sounds when closed! Given the number of fine dowels, we do not recommend rim shots or clicks with this beater. Approx 25 grams, 24.5 cm long.
Another favourite of ours for use with the BODDrum, this has great attack on the centre spot head and that rebound is accentuated on the hydraulic heads, some really fabulous effects.
The Mo-Grip Series
Inspired by the “baby grip” innovation in the bodhrán scene some years back, Stevie Moises designed a tipper grip that is optimized specifically for this playing style: The MoGrip! The design was then adjusted slightly to make it suitable for all other playing styles as well, allowing you to hold it in any desired way.
The signature feature of the Mo-Grip is a ball-shaped part in just the right position – the MoBall – which allows you to hold the tipper loosely but retain control, and ensures the tipper doesn’t slip, which is particularly helpful for beginners using this playing style. With the Mo-Grip series, the musician can use the same grip for all types of tippers. Whether you use a hot rod, a clicker, a brush or simply a classic stick – the grip will always feel the same.
Stevie has determined the optimum weight and length of each tipper in relation to the fixed point of the MoBall. The MoGrips are hollow-drilled from the back, to balance the total weight optimally in relation to the head weight. This hole has another useful purpose: it is tuned to concert pitch “A” (440 Hz) if you blow it like a panpipe.
Thanks to the stability of the grip and the resulting shorter length of the individual rods of the MoGrip rod tippers, only one single O ring is required to adjust the click behavior.
All wooden rods are treated with a hard oil wax finish. Bamboo rods are left natural.
We recommend you transport your Mo-Grip hot rods with the O-ring placed at the front (so that the tipper is closed) to avoid damage.