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There are lots of “Baroque” model timpani mallets mostly copied from museum pieces and I’ve tried virtually all of them. I came to this head shape design because I wanted something slightly wider and taller than the others I’ve tried yet still maintaining its authentic sound and feel. Hornwood™ is harder than either ebony or rosewood and gives you a similar feel and response with more consistent pitch. Try covering these with chamois or anything you want for variety. Excellent in the percussion section or ensemble for tom tom and other drum parts.
Head size: 11mm x 26mm
Weight: 45 – 48 grams (per stick + or -)
Stacked leather washers custom die cut for consistency, 1 1/4" diameter. Very articulate bright, clean and clear. Extremely durable and long lasting. Also excellent for percussion chamber music, tom toms, bongos etc.
Hard German 1mm felt with no base felt on 1.5” x 3/8” convex felt core. Clear articulate stick with a lot of fundamental and more bottom to the sound. A pointed sound that retains it’s warmth and pitch at all times. Excellent choice for many sections of Beethoven 9, Sibelius Symphonies, Schumann and Schubert Symphonies as well as Bartok and other 20th century repertoire. Excellent in the percussion section or ensemble for tom tom and other drum parts.
*Note the nickname “super 2.” This model was inspired by my Duff #2 model but with a core that is one and a half times the size and on a bamboo shaft.
1" diameter wood ball with tight chamois cover. Chamois is always carefully selected for matched thickness and evenness. Warmer than #1 and still very bright and clear. Perfect for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and much more. Also excellent for percussion instruments and chamber music.
Soft German felt general stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” cork core. Just hard enough for minimal articulation and soft enough to still roll with. A perfect stick for Beethoven 5 transition to the fourth movement. Also great for Strauss Burlesque.
Head size : 1.5” x ½” core
Weight: 30-35 grams (+ or -)