Products Menu

Timpani

Timpani mallets

CLASSIC FLANNEL Mallets

Heads are from one type of material. Discs are not glued, you can change number of them and adjust a tension and hardness by nut. Basic sizes (diameters) of discs are: S – 26mm, M – 28mm, L – 30mm, XL – 32mm.

Models:

FSF 1 – Classic soft flannel. Durable bio-flannel with big grammage for long performance. Best in middle and low dynamics, good at high tensions, clear intonation on small instruments.

FSFW 1 – Fine flannel of Wienner cut. Softly pressed discs are little bit bigger and lies freely over the mounting mechanism. There almost no contact sound with skin and clear fundamental with rich mids and highs is dominanting. Smooth character in pp becomes more articulate in higher dynamics and small diameters can be very concrete and produce high metallic overtones like no other head type.

FSF 2 – Thick bio-flannel discs with bigger grammage, made from material woven from stronger fibres. Definite sound, more articulate than soft flannel. More weight, full sound.

FSF 3 – Chamois discs. Heavier than flannel, punchy attack and natural timbre at all dynamics.

FSF 4 – Soft leather head is one of the most universal models. Soft enough in pp, bright and open in f and hard enough for solistic expressions in ff.

FSF5 – Discs made of 3 mm soft leather are more articulate in pp than FSF 4.  When are mallets tilt a little closer to the tip, sound of smooth edge is much softer and morendo type endings after exposed moments can be performed easily.


HYBRID FLANNEL Mallets

Heads consists of several materials. Combinations are way of sound variations which can be individual to each player. Some models are build to change tone shapes across dynamic range (FSH 235), another ones can smoothly change timbre only by alteration of playing angle (FSH 234). Basic sizes (diameters) of discs are: S – 26mm, M – 28mm, L – 30mm, XL – 32mm. Heads with mark FSH 36 M are combined from chamois (3) and thick leather (6) in diameter of 28mm (M).

Used materials:

FSH 1 – Soft flannel, FSH 2 – Thick flannel, FSH 3 – Chamois, FSH 4 – Soft leather, FSH 5 – Leather (2mm), FSH 6 – Thick leather (4mm)


BAROQUE SERIES Mallets

Baroque series mallets have a 30mm wooden core of elliptic shape. Minimum contact with skins, tight but articulate sound, very versatile thanks to slightly construction. Heads are firmly glued usually on machine turned and handly finished ash wood handles. There is one core size (30mm) at all baroque series models, so more layers means wider heads.
FSB 1 – Medium light wood core, carefully paired, hard wax/oil finished.

FSB 2 – One layer of Chamois with high tension over core.

FSB 3 – Core is covered with fleece. Smooth at p, bright at f, woody at ff.

FSB 4 – One layer of german felt over core.

FSB 5 – Thin felt and one layer of german felt over core.


RAW SERIES Mallets

Two main types of cores are used. Hard and heavy wenge wood and pressed and glued solid leather. Punchy and concentrated sound of wenge wood is deeper. Solid leather cores are very unique, sound is natural and warm colored with predominate middle frequencies.
FSR 1 – Hard wenge wood 24mm, carefully paired, polished. FSR 2 – One layer of Chamois over wenge core. FSR 3 – One layer of stitched felt over wenge core. FSR 4 – One layre of stitched german felt over wenge core. FSR 5 – Solid leather 30mm, pressed, glued, shaped, smoothed. FSR 6 – One disc of brushed leather in the middle of the head. FSR 7 – Thin head for the thin sound. FSR 8 – One layer of stitched/glued Chamois over half-oval solid leather core. FSR 9 – One layer of viscose over solid leather core. FSR 10 – One layer of german felt over solid leather core. FSR 11 – One layer of thin felt, one layer of german felt. FSR 12 – One layer of fine felt, two layers of german felt.


CORE SERIES Mallets

Core series heads are traditional mid-european concept of mallets making. Small flat core made of wood FSW, cork  FSK or textile FSP covered with flannel or thin felt and soft german felt in several layers of progressive density from core outwards.  Avaiable in four head sizes: S – 35mm, M – 40mm, L – 45mm, XL – 50mm. This type of mallets has been used by generations of skilled players not only in the central Europe and offers rythmic clarity and clear fundamental tone in all dynamic range.

FSW S – Small staccato heads with one layer of flannel, thin felt and one layer of german felt over flat wooden core.

FSW M – General felt mallets with layer of flannel, fine felt and two layers of german felt.

FSW L – Bigger  mallets with more layers of german felt of progressive density, head is gradually softer from core to surface.

FSW XL – Big and heavier felt mallets with more layers of progressive density, head is gradually softer from core to surface.

Cork core –  Flat shaped core is a lighter variant with major mid-frequencies and punchy accents in ff.

Textile core –  Weight is between wood and cork, but tone is darker and with more constant colour through all dynamic range (expect audible core sound in ff). Good for long rolls and playing heads with lower tension too.


MARCATO SERIES Mallets

Wide, flat shaped core with present sound and tonal clarity. Avaiable in four head sizes: S – 35mm, M – 40mm, L – 43mm, XL – 46mm. S and M models are build on specialy reinforced light wood/leather core, which is relatively light and big enough to push the core sound trough the thin felt and two layers of thin german felt. L and XL are made of reinforced light wood core without leather component, so their sound is more spacy and open on the bigger instruments and lower playing head tensions. Multitonal character of theese mallets is result of more layers of progressive density, head is gradually softer from core to surface, carefully tightened and pre-voiced.

FSM S Small, mid-weight mallets with one layer of thin felt and one layer of german felt over hybrid core.

FSM M – Academic timbre, all range mid-size mallets with one layer of thin felt and layer of german felt over hybrid core.

FSM L – Big sound general mallets with one layer of fine felt and two layers of german felt over hybrid core.

FSM XL – Large medium weight heads for the large instruments.


LEGATO SERIES mallets

Narrow hybrid wood/cork round heavy cores with dark focused sound and full deep spectrum. Strokes are blured, without punching accents across all dynamic range. Good as rollers, dramatic mood, muted sounding impressions etc. Avaiable in four head sizes: S – 35mm, M – 40mm, L – 44mm, XL – 48mm. Cores are covered with several layers of fine german felt.

FSL S – Round wood/cork core with one layer of soft german felt.

FSL M – Round wood/cork core with flannel and one layer of soft german felt.

FSL L – Round wood/cork core with one layer of thin felt and one layer of fine german felt.

FSL XL – Round wood/cork core with one layer of fine felt and two layers of fine german felt.


CUSTOM SERIES Mallets

Custom series are modifications of customer’s favorite FS timpani mallets. You can choose type of core, layers materials, overall size and weight. Custom models are marked from hard ones FSW 1 to the most soft mallets FSK 12. There are three types of cores to choose from: wood FSW 1 – 12, cork FSK 2 – 12, solid felt FSP 1 – 12. Recommended sizes of heads are listed at the table chart, in chase that different head size is wanted, we can customize it all.

CUSTOM SERIES MODELS LIST

       
TypeCore:
WOOD
Layers materialsCore:
CORK
Layers materialsCore:
SOLID FELT
Layers materials
EXTRA HARDFSW 1hard wood------------FSP 1hard solid felt
ATTACK HARDFSW 2+ leatherFSK 2+ leatherFSP 2
+ leather
SMOOTH HARDFSW 3+ chamoisFSK 3+ chamois ------------
MEDIUM HARDFSW 4+ chamois, fleece FSK 4+ chamois, fleeceFSP 4+ chamois, fleece
HARD ROLLERFSW 5+ stitched viscose FSK 5+ stitched viscose FSP 5+ stitched viscose
MEDIUM ROLLERFSW 6+ stitched german felt FSK 6+ stitched german felt FSP 6+ stitched german felt
MEDIUMFSW 7+ felt, fleece FSK 7+ felt , fleece FSP 7+ chamois, fleece
GENERALFSW 8+ thin felt, german felt FSK 8+ thin felt, german feltFSP 8+ thin felt, german felt
DURABLEFSW 9+ thin felt, viscoseFSK 9+ chamois, viscoseFSP 9+ chamois, viscose
SOFT ROLLERFSW 10+ thin felt, german felt 2 layers of different density
FSK 10+ thin felt, german felt 2 layers of different density
FSP 10+ thin felt, german felt 2 layers of different density
SOFT POINTERFSW 11+ thin felt, cotton fibre, german felt 2 layers of different density
FSK 11+ thin felt, cotton fibre, german felt 2 layers of different density
FSP 11+ thin felt, cotton fibre, german felt 2 layers of different density
SOFTFSW 12+ thin felt, german felt 3 layers of different density
FSK 12+ thin felt, german felt 3 layers of different density
FSP 12+ thin felt, german felt 3 layers of different density

SHAFTS FOR TIMPANI MALLETS

SHAFT TYPES

 

A – Carbon shafts are avaiable in diameter of 10 mm and can be equipped with almost all FS timpani heads and mounting systems.

B,C – We can offer premium quality  Tonkin shafts – 10 and 11 mm in diameter. They are handly weight matched, pitch paired, sanded and hard wax/oil lacquered for natural shiny surface. Soft rubber tubbies are original FS product and are exclusively handmade casted in several colour variations.

D – Finger technique shafts – Ash or maple wood, ergonomical, more center ballanced concept. Also good for multipercussion, toms, cymbals etc. 37,5 cm length, diameter in the thinnest point is 14,5 mm, 16 cm at the butt end.

E – Machine turned Ash wood shafts of Classical shape are used mainly for Baroque series heads, but can be combined with almost all FS timpani heads and mounting systems. Length is 35,5 cm and they are 14 mm in diameter.

F,G – Baroque shaped shafts are thinner, lighter, suitable for smaller instruments too. They can be with or without rubber stoppers, or with egg-shaped handle (F variant). Shafts are hard  wax/oil lacquered for natural shiny surface in dark brown finish. Length is 35,5 cm and they are 12,5 mm in diameter.

Weigth of shafts vary due to used material and head type. Every pair is weight and pitch matched and hand-crafted for the best results.


for more info feel free to ask: info@fskrla.cz

 

PRICES

HeadsMachine turned shaft - Ash woodTonkinCarbon
CLASSIC FLANNEL serie
FSF 1X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSF 2X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSF 3X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSF 4X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
HYBRID FLANNEL serie
FSH 36X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSH 234X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSH 235X1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSH custom combinationX1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
BAROQUE serie
FSB 11 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSB 21 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSB 31 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSB 41 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSB 51 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
RAW seriehlavička napevno / šroubovací koncovkahlavička napevno / šroubovací koncovka
FSR 11 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 21 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 31 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 41 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 51 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSR 61 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSR 71 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSR 81 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSR 91 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 101 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSR 111 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
CORE serie
FSW S , FSK S, FSP S1 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSW M , FSK M, FSP M1 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSW L , FSK L, FSP L1 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
FSW XL , FSK XL, FSP XL1 pair 55€1 pair 59€1 pair 63€
MARCATO serie
FST S1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FST M1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FST L1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FST XL1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
LEGATO serie
FSL S1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSL M1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSL L1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
FSL XL1 pair 59€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€
CUSTOM seriehlavička napevno / šroubovací koncovkahlavička napevno / šroubovací koncovka
FSW 1, FSP 11 pair 47€1 pair 51€1 pair 55€
FSW 2 , FSK 2, FSP 21 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSW 3, FSK 31 pair 55€1 pair 59€ / 63€1 pair 63€ / 66€
FSW 4, FSK 4, FSP 41 pair 47€1 pair 51€1 pair 55€
FSW 5, FSK 5, FSP 51 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSW 6, FSK 6, FSP 61 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSW 7, FSK 7, FSP 71 pair 47€1 pair 51€1 pair 55€
FSW 8, FSK 8, FSP 81 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSW 9, FSK 9, FSP 91 pair 43€1 pair 47€1 pair 51€
FSW 10, FSK 10, FSP 101 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSW 11, FSK 11, FSP 111 pair 51€1 pair 55€1 pair 59€
FSW 12, FSK 12, FSP 121 pair 55€1 pair 63€1 pair 66€