Welcome to Carlisle Percussion Products

Custom-Made Timpani Sticks and Accessories – Bass Drum and Tam-tam mallets

Welcome to the web page of Carlisle Percussion Products. I make custom timpani sticks, bass drum, and tam-tam sticks and accessories for both student and professional players in the USA and internationally.

I currently offer four lines of timpani sticks: the original Professional Line, the Symphonic Line, the Euro Line (based on general European approaches to stick-making), and the Flannel Line (based on the flannel-headed sticks of the German/Austrian tradition).

Nearly all of my timpani sticks can be made on your own choice of wooden, bamboo, or carbon fiber handles. The various lines offer different core/head shapes and compositions, as well as various types of felts, including soft white German felt and “American” felt.

I personally make all of my sticks by hand, and all outer felts are sewn by hand, not glued on. I also offer specialty sticks crafted to meet your own requirements as well as felt replacement (recovering) for my own sticks and those by all other makers at reasonable prices.

Please click on the links at the top and browse through the site for more details. Click on the “Prices” link for current prices and the “Ordering|Contact” link to place an order by e-mail or ask me a question. I’ll be glad to help you, and thank you for looking.


“Carlisle timpani sticks set a standard of excellence for making music with the timpani.”
– Stanley Leonard, Timpanist, Pittsburgh Symphony (retired)