The IP-1 is designed for general concert snare drum use. The stick is constructed of heartwood hickory resulting in a denser and slightly heavier stick weight. The IP-1 is designed slightly thicker and longer for increased control and balance. The elongated oval bead creates a darker sound, while the short taper increases the tip weight for better response at lower dynamic levels. The IP-1 is an excellent multi-purpose concert snare drumstick.