Regal Tip Blasticks come with either thermoplastic dowels or wooden handles. They are softer than sticks, harder than brushes. They play like sticks but produce a soft and full sound. They are great for gigs when you want to play hard but not blow through the band. Adjustable "sound rings" allow you to slide the rings up and down the plastic bristles to produce different sound punctuations depending on your playing situation.