I recently purchased a bodhran, but it was unclear if it came with a tipper. I found GrainOfSense, and contacted Tom. As a novice, Tom answered my questions and crafted a beautiful tipper for me to play my new bodhran. When my drum arrived, it did come with a very plain, unfinished tipper. This tipper could NOT hold a candle to Tom's finished piece. Tom's tipper is much easier to handle and it was passed around at the music meetup with envy. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TOM AS A CRAFTSMAN! Great Shop, great product, and great people!?