Orchestral Percussion

Need Xylophone Mallets

  • 1.  Need Xylophone Mallets

    Posted 07-19-2016 13:42

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a great pair of xylophone mallets? I love my marimba mallets, my vibe mallets, and my bell mallets, but I've never found the perfect pair of xylophone mallets.

    I am at a point where I need a great pair of mallets and would love your input. 

    Thank you!

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    Scott Pate
    The Grand Marimbists
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  • 2.  RE: Need Xylophone Mallets

    Posted 07-26-2016 15:19

    I went ahead and bought a pair of Stone X Customs from Stone Percussion.  Has anyone ever used Stone Percussion mallets?  The mallets look amazing on the website.  I'm excited for them to arrive.

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    Scott Pate
    The Grand Marimbists



  • 3.  RE: Need Xylophone Mallets

    Posted 07-27-2016 16:49
    Hi Scott,

    I bought a pair of xylophone mallets to give them a try. The feel is very different from a traditional rattan or birch shaft. Unfortunately they arrived after my symphony season ended, so I'll have to wait until Sept. to use them in the concert hall and get some feedback from my colleagues.

    Hope you like them.

    jrb

    John R. Beck
    Past President - PAS