I need mallets for cymbals.

rsq911

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For symphony gigs, I use Ron Vaughn cymbal mallets, hands down, no comparison. Yarn marimba mallets and timpani mallets work, but using timpani mallets will give you more of a muffled impact.
But, if on a budget, or one needs fewer mallets for the bag, etc... There is always the Louie Bellson mallet/stick.
 

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I just take large felts and hot glue them on to the butt of a stick or cut the should off and glue them on works great
 

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Vic Firth T1 Tympani Mallets work beautifully as cymbal mallets. Although they’re designed for tympani, they’re soft ‘enough’ for cymbal swells. The Zildjian mallets should work.
 

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Disclaimer: I've never tried that but when the hammer felts of a piano become older, the sound of the piano can become a bit piercing. Puncturing the felts with a needle helps to make the sound less aggressive. Maybe this works with felt mallets as well.
 

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I like the John Reilly Mallet- Sticks....I can flip them back around while being able to use the mallet side for cymbals. And the stick size feels like a 5A. Previously I was using the Promark SD12...Too Heavy
 


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