Classic mallet for striking bowls of any style 8-12 inch (20-30cm) diameter. Striking the bowls with the felt padded end of this mallet may bring both fundamental and first overtone in equal proportion, however, it's nearly impossible to highlight high pitched overtones of your instrument using the soft end of this mallet. The wooden end of the mallet could be used for rubbing the rim of a bowl to sound the high pitch. While rubbing the bowl you may also hear the harsh sound which could be reduced by slowing down your rotations and pressing the mallet a little harder against the wall of your instrument. Please keep in mind not to strike too hard in order to prevent any damage to the bowl.