better than expected
At first I did not know how to use this, it seemed difficult with my small size bowl. I learned pretty quickly how to be able to strike the bowl in my hand to get a beautiful rich sound. I do prefer it myself to the cloth wrapped wood mallet, but that has its own expression. This is all a learning experience!
The quality and craftsmanship are really top notch. It feels good in the hand. The red is really vibrant! I would definitely purchase it again if the need arose or as a gift. It's actually a bit soft for the small, sturdy bowl that I own, so I usually use the one that came with my bowl. I do look forward to using this red mallet on other bowls. I do love the sound it makes with my cymbals!
The recipient was delighted and surprised with the singing bowl and cushion! Real aid to calming down and inviting meditation...thanks!