The RUTE 202 is perfect for the player who wants to really dig in while still retaining the classic RUTE sound. Seven dowels (. 188") surround a thicker center dowel (. 250"). Now with new rubber handle for better feel. Vic Firth offers a variety of "brushes" Designed to deliver a traditional sound or create bold new colors. Each model makes its own musical statement and provides the opportunity for an extensive range of effects.