This model offers more than one would expect. The General can roll and sustain, but it can also assist with single notes that may come before and/or after rolled passages. Too often, mallets are thought of as having only one task in mind, but this pair defines the name “General” and works the entire bass drum terrain of rolls, single notes, and slow tempo rhythms. The contour of the handle assists with the top heavy aspect and allows the player to move up and down as needed. Use the weight of the mallet head and don’t fight it - let it go and roll evenly. The stick will do the rest however it begins or ends.