These brushes sound like a dream on drums, cymbals - everything you hit. This is because of the super crisp rattan "hair" that, unlike traditional hot rods, actually gives more low end to the sound.
Because the rattan "hair" is spread out, you might think it would be important to make sure that the sticks are turned the correct side up. This is not the case, however. The brush automatically turns itself when you play so that it is in the correct position.
The rubber ring on the handle allows you to adjust the spread of the rattan "hair".