This beater is a perfect hybrid of our Soft Flannel beater and the Big Softy. 4 layers of ultra soft fleece are sandwiched between 32 layers of soft flannel. At 2 ½” in diameter, it is directly in between the 3” Big Softy and 2” Soft Flannel. It gives your bass drum a huge, boomy sound with very little attack. Less give and a little more clarity than the Big Softy, but definitely softer and boomier than the Soft Flannel.