Hello everyone. Picked up a pack of Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips to hear how they sound and feel. Using them at practice at first and found that you can get nice loud fat warm sound using them on the drums and a small mallet sound on the cymbals. Played a gig this past weekend and used them on two songs and building the crescendo using these instead of mallets. They did a nice job and the rest of the band said that they like the sound of them. You get four per pack and they fit nicely on the sticks. I would recommend them for drummers to try. Price was only about $5 or so for the pack.