Jens Peter Kappert
Kappert sticks have
been my constant companions since the
beginning of my studies. Their workmanship and the
versatility of the different model lines constantly fascinate me
afresh. Jens-Peter Kappert offers something to suit
every purpose. My favourites are the “Red
Their round, dark sound is never hard or strident,
even at absolute fortissimo.
For more information see: BATTERIA
The best flannel
sticks available at present and the
wonderful “Rainer Seegers” models, altogether
construction (the basis is a cork head), somewhat richer in the
overtone than the “Kappert”-line, are made by
Aki Kato in Tokyo.No range should be without these sticks. The head
construction of the Seegers models
allows you to generate many different timbres by slightly changing the
stroke. All sticks are available as
student models with a discount of €35.
An overview of the model lines (click to enlarge)
can also recommend the
“Grundton-2” line, which is warm and round in the
line is made up of 7 models named G2-T1 (small) and G2-T7 (big).
“Breier”-sticks are no longer
available. Georg Breier stopped making sticks some years ago. For me,
the bigger models were the perfect “opera sticks”,
massive and of excellent workmanship.
Should you ever have the chance to buy “Breier”
don’t miss it!!!
Patrick Kersken, principal timpani player of the city of Aachen, is
building them again...
Classifiable as the
„normal“ line, with cork
heads, are the classical timpani sticks, with beautiful overtones and
more emphasis on the stroke than the lines mentioned earlier. Classical
timpani sticks, perfectly handcrafted, unfortunately
not exactly cheap…but definitely worth buying!!!
Rosenthal doesn’t have fixed model lines. He builds
according to the personal requirements of his customers. However, there
been cooperation with Rainer Seegers here too. The multi-layer heads
(light-green, dark-green, orange, violet) and the dark-blue wooden
originate from this collaboration. The special features are the felt
and the fact that these sticks can never bang, no matter how heavy the
Due the multiple layers of the heads even the finest changes in timbre
possible by changing the stroke, and this requires a perfect technique.
sticks have a very reasonable price!!!