New Products for 2014
than two years of intense development, this exceptional collection of mallets
takes clear aim at the unique timbre possibilities that one is able to create
on the xylophone. The Christopher Lamb
Orchestral Series xylophone mallets are constructed with individually
engineered custom-molded cores with varying weights specific to each model,
strategically placed in either the top or center of the mallet head to create
optimum feel, balance, and sound. This
series allows the player to experience the colorful, comically clever side of
the xylophone’s character, as well as its cutting edge, powerhouse presence
required in a concert hall. Take time to
examine the wood on wood collection
(made with Honduras rosewood cores) for an ever expanding point of view. Given the considerable magnitude of
orchestral repertoire, the countless solo materials written for xylophone,
along with the varieties of touch needed, these tools will help the player
craft his or her desired sound.
Cheung Series Marimba Mallets features six models with rubber cores of varying
hardness. Constructed on rattan handles,
each model is wrapped with a very unique alpaca-blend yarn that allows the
player to produce a tone of gold at
extreme dynamic ranges from the utmost silky pianissimo to heavy fortissimo
with minimal effort.
Wrapped in an
environmentally friendly bamboo-blended cord, the Casey Cangelosi Series
Marimba Mallets combines the rich, warm tonal characteristics of yarn with the articulate
clarity of cord. These mallets are built on birch dowels with a natural finish
and allow for a heavy bass sound without sounding muddy or washy, a delicate
touch for lyrical legato passages that speak from the mallet immediately, and a
steady timbre throughout the dynamic range.
The two softest mallets are also available with a soft yarn wrap.