Originally Posted by NoPro
Great! Thanks. Seems like there's many ways around the older kind. The beater here looks close but I think is harder material.
the felt beaters I know of are all pretty firm, and that's how I remember them from the Old Days meaning the 70's -80's
then you have something like the Vintage Bomber that is positively "fluffy" and really goes back to the 30's and 40's when such things were actually used. Danmar
has a 'long haired' beater that is also quite fluffy.
I guess you are looking for something "in-between". Not sure if I have ever seen any felt ones that are not hard felt.
One other thing you could check out is the DW HardCore beater. This is a hard plastic center with a foam surround. When you play soft, the sound is soft. When you hit hard, the foam compresses and you get more of the solid core sound. It's an interesting concept, don't know if it really works or not.