Taiko Bachi of Appalachian hickory
Taiko Bachi of Appalachian hickory, the same wood used for Kingfisher wooden weapons, transmit a warm resonance to the drum head. This affect, which gives a deeper tone, is related to the nature of hickory itself, which is both tough and resilient but more forgiving than rigid (and often brittle) woods often used for bachi.
Imagine a very stiff material. Upon impact, it vibrates at a higher frequency and imparts higher, colder tones. A more forgiving material, on the other hand, resonates at lower, deeper frequencies. Different wood species display these variations however, drumsticks also require high shock strength. Appalachian hickory offers both superior strength and unique tonal qualities.
All of our wood inventory and indeed, all of our business is devoted to wooden staffs and sticks having specific mechanical qualities and these are particularly well suited to bachi but also, our inscription services allow you to customize your sticks with classic Japanese concepts and phrases.
Bachi are sold separately. You'll need to order 2. It's set up like this to enable a pair with different inscriptions—say for example, you wanted one to read "spiritual rythm" and the other to read "receding wave," you can order one, add to basket and then order the other.