Some techs like to use pellets because they can get a prescribed amount of glue in each pad cup by just selecting the correct amount of pellets. For example, on clarinet you may use two pellets in the smallest pad cup, 3 in the medium and 5 in the largest cups. The same adhesive as our Amber-Melt stick in pellet form. Higher temperature resistance than our Straw Melt, and requires a hotter gun. Works well in open flame. Smell is reminiscent of shellac. Nice floating character. Unlike most glues, neither glue has as many stringing problems. Squeeze out is diminished also. Contains no paraffin, therefore it won’t blacken and smoke like the common variety.