Boso Bamboo Drumsticks Are a Sustainable, Highly Durable Alternative to Wood
Boso (pronounced bō-sō) means "bamboo house" in Bamana, a Mandé language spoken in Mali (West Africa). Boso was founded in 2010 by musician and entrepreneur David Reid. As a studio guitarist Reid had seen the arsenal of sticks that drummers carry—sticks for every musical style plus backup sticks in case of breakage—and wondered if there was a way to produce a durable stick from a high-quality sustainable resource.
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Reid located a bamboo supplier in China as well as a factory ready to meet their exacting specifications. Determined that drummers should be able to go green without compromising on comfort, tone, or consistency, Reid explored countless combinations of reformed bamboo materials and continues to do so today. Continuous testing and rapid design prototyping ensure Boso maintains their pursuit of new densities and resilience qualities that challenge the trusted wood products drummers have grown to love.
Boso produces two types of solid 100% Anji bamboo material to their specifications using their unique process (patent pending): Boso Natural™ and Boso Dark™. The combination of these two materials creates a third, comparable in weight to Hickory, called Boso Strata™.