acoustIQ Grand Slam pipe band tenor drum mallets are designed in the United Kingdom by eleven-time World Drum Corps Championship winner Scott Currie. This 8.5 inch mallet is injection-moulded in a sleek jet black Acetyl with fully integrated head, shaft and cord retention bead. Since there are no separate components, you can have absolute confidence in a stick that will never come apart during the rigours of day-to-day performance. In addition, the foam head construction delivers pure, clear and rich tonal definition to every stroke, allowing you to apply the right texture to every note. Well balanced to accommodate the full range of dynamic, rhythmical and visual techniques, the acoustIQ Grand Slam tenor drum mallet offers great feel, response and reliability to tenor drummers of all levels of expertise. All acoustIQ Grand Slam tenor drum mallets are finished in a choice of black, royal blue, emerald green, red or white synthetic furs and high quality co-ordinated black flourish cords. acoustIQ Grand Slam tenor drum mallets are manufactured and sold under UK patent licence.