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Marimba mallets

 

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Heads

In our laboratories the unique FS rubber cores are created exclusively for our mallets. All features such as precise weight, hardness and shape are carefully monitored. Modern technology meets skill, craftsmanship and professional experience in the field. We produce marimba drum heads in five hardnesses for the Uni model line and in several special designs for the concert and solo performance in the Core, Tone and Solo series.

 

Uni serie

 

The Uni series is the basic line of classic one-tone mallets. There are five hardnesses of rubber core to choose from: Soft, MedSoft, Medium, MedHard and Hard. Universal character is supported by synthetic wrap of polyamide in colors of your choice. With a narrowing of the eye, they can be used for vibraphone, gongs and congas in multipercussion, etc. With a birch shaft the weight of the mallet is approximately 36 g.

 


Core serie

Core series mallets are little heavier thanks to the weights inside the core. The heads are smaller, the sound is sharper and the slightly double character gives a specific accent and a soft and responsive piano in all marimba ramge. The outer layer can be a wrap of polyamide in colors of your choice or natural, unbleached, wool yarn with minimal contact sound and nice timbre. Core series is suitable for more active recitation, weighs 38 g / pc (bass variant 46 g). Core series are produced in three hardnesses plus bass and soprano variant. MC – CoreSoft, MedSoft, Medium, MedHard and CoreHard.


Tone serie

Medium heavy heads with double tone effect. Tone MT – SoftHard evolutionarily replaces Doublehard series, delivering a pure tone and natural color to the instrument’s sound by wrapping it in 100% natural unbleached wool. Full but subtle mid-dynamic sound clarifies the onset of a harder core color while playing louder. Mallet weight is 43 g / pc.


Solo Serie

Heavy multilayer mallets with full timbre and concert sound for solo and orchestral performance. The top layer is a wrap of 100% natural unbleached sheep wool. We produce them in three basic hardnesses plus bass and soprano version. MS – BasSoft, MedSoft, Medium, MedHard and SopranHard. Weight of mallet 48 g / pc. BasSoft 55 gr.


Vibraphone mallets

 

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Heads

The hardness of vibraphone mallets are derived from marimba head cores.  Heads are generally smaller and lighter than marimba ones and are slightly conical. Vibraphone heads are made in three basic hardnesses: MedSoft, Medium, MedHard. The colors of polyamide wrapping are in a colorsampler.

 

Shafts for marimba and vibraphone mallets

 

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Beech shafts are universal choice of long shelf life and durability also in alternative styles of playing such as K. Abe scores etc. Good too for other purposes of use like on gongs, woodblocks, cymbales or multipercussion.

Birch

Birch ones are lighter and more flexible so the focal point is closer to the head. Vibrations are soften but shafts are more delicate and liable to damage when alternative styles of playing are applied.

Diameter is 9 mm and are CNC machined by external company for us. After precious turning, sanding, weight pairing and lacquering with mate polyurethane finish are shafts ready to be headed and wrapped. Lenght of mallet is usually 41,5 cm and can be customized until max. length of 42,5 cm.

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Flexible rattan shafts are popular and request is still growing for handly selected and paired mallets with typical properities. 9 , 9.5 or 10 mm in diametter to choose from and max. lenght of 42 cm.

 

Choice of colors for marimba and vibraphone mallets wrapping

 

PRICES

UNIShaft - beech, birch rattan
FSM - Soft1 pair 40€1 pair 40€
FSM - MedSoft1 pair 40€1 pair 40€
FSM - Medium1 pair 40€1 pair 40€
FSM - MedHard1 pair 40€1 pair 40€
FSM - Hard1 pair 40€1 pair 40€
COREShaft - beech, birchrattan
FS MC - CoreSoft1 pair 44€1 pair 44€
FS MC - MedSoft1 pair 44€1 pair 44€
FS MC - Medium1 pair 44€1 pair 44€
FS MC - MedHard1 pair 44€1 pair 44€
FS MC - CoreHard1 pair 44€1 pair 44€
TONEShaft - beech, birchrattan
FS MT - SoftHard1 pair 48€1 pair 48€
SOLOShaft - beech, birchrattan
FS MS - BasSoft1 pair 48€1 pair 48€
FS MS - MedSoft1 pair 48€1 pair 48€
FS MS - Medium1 pair 48€1 pair 48€
FS MS - Medhard1 pair 48€1 pair 48€
FS MS - SoloHard1 pair 48€1 pair 48€

 Shaft - beech, birchrattan
FSV - MedSoft1 pair 35€1 pair 39€
FSV - Medium1 pair 35€1 pair 39€
FSV - MedHard1 pair 35€1 pair 39€