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Mallets

Percussionists have a choice of mallets of varying hardness.

Hard (metal) mallets emphasize the higher partials, making the timbre brighter, harder and shriller.
Softer (wood) mallets damp the higher partials, the timbre becomes softer and rounder and contains more fundamental.

General mallet specifications

Head:
Material: (Hard) plastic, hard glass, brass, metal
Diameter: 1.4 – 2.8 cm.

Shaft:
Length: 24 – 37 cm

Mallets used

Brass:
Head diameter: 1.4 – 1.8 cm, shaft length: 24 – 28 cm

Wood:
Head diameter: 1.4 – 1.8 cm, shaft length: 25 cm

Wood ebonite with brass core:
Head diameter: 1.4 – 1.8 cm, shaft length: 25 cm

Lexan, ABS, hard rubber:
Head diameter: 2.4 cm

Approximate categorization according to head size
Up to 2 cm = small, 2.5 cm = medium, 2.8 cm = large