Orchestral Percussion

Chime mallets

  • 1.  Chime mallets

    Posted 02-27-2014 23:12
    Has anyone tried the Massimo Tornado chime mallets? What did you think of them? Alternatively, what other chime mallets would you recommend? As I will be getting only one pair of chime mallets (for the foreseeable future), what size would you recommend?


  • 2.  RE:Chime mallets

    Posted 02-28-2014 07:22
    I heard these mallets at PASIC 2013 demonstrated in the exhibit area. If you have fast passages to play they are easy to use. Here is a video from PASIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alLcH-lzF4A

    John R. Beck
    PAS - President

  • 3.  RE:Chime mallets

    Posted 02-28-2014 09:10
    I bought a pair a few years back.  They have a definite "tick" sound that your typical "yellow plastic/resin" hammer doesn't.  That said, they are great for fast passages...I just don't let my students use them if the chime sound is really exposed (aka chamber literature).

    Kenyon Williams