Testimonials

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Stan Leonard

Stanley Leonard – Principal Timpanist, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, retired:
“Carlisle Timpani Sticks set a standard of excellence for making music with the timpani.The various models provide a wide spectrum of tone-producing capabilities and are meticulously hand-crafted. I have used Carlisle timpani sticks since their inception and recommend them highly for the discriminating performer.”

 

Ed Stephan

Ed Stephan

Ed Stephan, Principal Timpanist, The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra
“I’ve found myself unable to stump Ron. Each and every request I’ve made for a pair of timpani mallets has come to me gorgeously hand-crafted and impeccably conceived. In addition to his wonderfully colorful line of offerings, Ron’s understanding of a timpanist’s requirements makes him the outstanding choice for ALL of your timpani mallet needs.”

 

Andrew Simco

Andrew Simco

Andrew Simco, Former Timpanist, The Oslo Philharmonic and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestras; The Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, and currently timpanist of the  Black Hills Symphony Orchestra:
“I have been using Carlisle timpani sticks since 1994, and am extremely satisfied with them. They are well-balanced, fit naturally into the hands, are well voiced, and sound terrific. No matter what the style of music being played, whether it is Beethoven or Berlioz, Mahler or Stravinsky, Carlisle timpani sticks are the sticks to choose, and you won’t find better craftsmanship anywhere.”

Rune Halvorsen

Rune Halvorsen

Rune Andre Halvorsen, Timpanist, The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, Oslo, Norway:
” I have to say (again), that your sticks are my first choice in every style and variety of orchestras I am playing with.”

 

 

 

David Clarence

David Clarence

David Clarence, Principal Timpanist, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Opera Australia):
“I am really happy to have discovered Ron Carlisle’s timpani sticks. Not only are they a beautifully graded set showing a deeply considered and thoughtful approach to the needs of timpanists, they also display a level of finish and craftsmanship commensurate with their aims, a pleasure to hold and use.”

 

Stu Chafetz

Stu Chafetz

 

Stu Chafetz, Principal Timpanist, Chatauqua Symphony Orchestra:
“Ron’s mallets are made with the individual in mind to adhere to his/her request. His craftsmanship is second to none.”

 

 

Larry Reese

Larry Reese

Larry Reese, Principal Timpanist, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra:
“In the short time since I began using Carlisle Percussion Products’ timpani mallets, I have found them to be fantastically crafted. Ron’s years of mallet-making experience and knowledge of symphonic repertoire makes my requests for custom mallets a simple task. The mallets offer me a terrific blend of balance, control, and just the right timbre I’m after, no matter what sort of drum I’m playing or acoustical environment in which I perform. Thanks, Ron!