This package includes a Paiste M5 Mallet, Encore SG5 Mallet, Pair of Innovative CL-BD8 Rollers, and the option to add a pair of Ollihess Lava Friction Mallets (40 and 50 mm).
We put together this heavier mallet package for sound therapists, percussionists, composers, and yoga instructors using 32" to 34" nickel silver symphonic gongs made in the European gongmaking tradition.
We included a range of heavier mallets, sized specifically for 32" and 34" nickel gongs, meant to draw out the full range of sounds and subtleties these types of gongs can offer. Read about each of the mallets included below to find what each one provides.
The Paiste M5 Mallet has a weighted core, wrapped in soft, synthetic wool. It has a light, metal handle, perfectly balanced for the player. It brings a nice, deep fundamental tone while also highlighting harmonics and overtones, all without too much attack or "thunk" up-front or too much crash on the finish.
The Encore SG5 Mallet features a hard, yarn-wrapped head, providing fast attack and a clear, deep fundamental tone without much crash or resonance. This mallet is great for gently tapping the gong to get clear deep tones.
This Pair of Innovative CL-BD8 Rollers have soft, lightweight heads, with an elongated core to increase surface contact. They have thin, light wooden handles, making them perfect for gong rolls that build resonant swells to a wash without too much attack (or "thunk").
The Ollihess (40 and 50 mm) Lava Friction Mallets have textured black rubber heads, designed specifically to prevent leaving rubber residue on the gong. These mallets are perfect for creating mysterious whale noises.
||Ollihess Lava Friction
|Length||16"||15"||16.5"||8" to 8.25"
||2.5"||4"||1.5" to 1.75"
||2.5"||2.75"||1.5" to 1.75"|