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July 16, 2004
– May 20, 2022
Nephew loved them
– June 1, 2022
Good value, I use them for effects when needed and they also work great for tuning drum heads.
– June 4, 2022
Correspond à mes attentes, légèrement trop puissante probablement dû à la faible épaisseur de laine synthétique
– June 9, 2022
Love these mallets! Looks cool, nice and shiny stem, son’s teacher told me to buy it for school. Don’t know much about drumming, but it sounds so much better than the wooden stick that came with my son’s digital drum. Ordering another pair for home use.
– June 21, 2022
Used these at our last rehearsal Now I want the next size up. Never knew how a set of soft mallets would expsnd my sound!!
– July 3, 2022
Quick arrival and in perfect shape!
– July 10, 2022
The sound quality of the cymbal roll is on point with these mallets as well as the snap on a timbale or drum kit. I don’t use these for the marching or orchestral purpose they were intended more as an accessory for cymbals and my various percussion sets and instrimunts
M and T
– July 18, 2022
I bought 1 set of every brand mallet that could arrive in 15days & will leave reviews based on use with glockenspiel/bells.
For all comparisons & reviews, though I have the lyre/marching bells, I play glockenspiel/bells flat like a xylophone, & at times with multiple mallets in each hand. I am an adult w/ small hands & short fingers. I have always used long wooden handle hard rubber round head mallets & long wooden handled cord wrapped marimba mallets but decided to try out others to see what’s new out there. (I played bells, (+ piano, french horn & trumpet) during school band in 80s & have glockenspiel (& many other instruments) at home for producing Christmas & relaxing music just for my family & art.) Again, since I have always played on same 2 mallet types I could be biased.
ProMark FPC10 YELLOW HEAD SOFT CORD – listing says for xylophone but bc of crossover, I tried them.
Length: For me, they’re way too short. Bc i hold multiple mallets in each hand, they didn’t give me enough length to comfortably adjust or spread them. I use my inner wrist for control & these mallets didnt reach. Even playing w/ 1 in each hand only, they are stlll too short for me. Length for single mallet marching may be fine & good lengrh for a small child, but sound is the main issue.
Sound: Thudding. Whacking. Banging. Barely any bells sound came from the instrument. The joy of playimg music is hearing the music. The chinese cheap ZBY Blue marimba mallets give nice dampening great for small indoor environs & notes can still be heard clearly & beautifully in comparison to the music-less thudding of PM yellow cord soft. The harder I hit the louder the thud but bells didn’t play/sound louder. I was recording the test & my mic didn’t pick up anything but thudding. Even a child needs to hear the sound to develop their ear & know they’re hitting the correct note.
Grips: I’m not a fan of grips on my mallets bc when using multiples, I need a smooth handle that can fluctuate in my hand. These super grippy grips get in the way and prevent smooth flux. If concerned abt flying mallets, choose a different solution like tying to the instrument or loops.
Responsiveness: Rubber head wooden sticks have minor head bounce & very little stick wiggle. Perhaps if a new player learns on this type, they will like but it is hard to go from a solid feel hardwood stick mallet to something so ultra thin & bouncy. Having played the xylophone/marimba, I can understand the need for some bounce on xylophone/marimba mallets bc of the wood content but the bells are solid metal. IMHO stick bounce isn’t a perk on the bells.
Intonation & Tonal Purity: not loud enough to hear any sound to judge. This is not an exaggeration.
Result: Unless these sound well on my african drums, woodblocks, or other percussions, this set is going back.
– July 25, 2022
Wonderful mallets for using with drums and Orff instruments.
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