Steel Core Tam (SCT)Solid steel core on ½” aluminum handle. Covered in numerous layers of felt and fleece with a harder and softer side. This diminutive stick packs a surprising amount of punch. The double sided design gives it a huge dynamic range—hard side is ideal for soft notes, providing lots of lows with great articulation and projection; soft side is great for loud notes, giving even finicky tams excellent “bloom.” Great go-to stick.
Small Nipple Gong (SNG)80mm Low-profile synthetic rubber core on ¾” x 13.5” hickory handle covered in single layer of fleece. This stick is specifically designed for tuned nipple-gongs (best for gongs 10-18” in diameter). Great clarity, immediate response with minimal tick. Light enough for good maneuverability and heavy enough for a full-bodied sound.
Large Nipple Gong (LNG)100mm low-profile synthetic rubber core on 7/8” steel-pipe handle. Specifically designed for large tuned nipple gongs (best for gongs 14” or larger) this stick is also a terrific tam beater. Super fast response with very clear articulation. Use two of these for powerful tam rolls.
Medium (SC1)This pair of medium suspended cymbal mallets is designed for single notes at all dynamics, although it is also excellent for rolls. It has a heavy rubber-covered plastic core on a hickory drumstick-style handle. Because of its weight, this sticks gets the whole spectrum of overtones ringing with very little effort and velocity. The tight cloth wrap gives it excellent projection and articulation without sounding harsh in any way. These characteristics allow for dynamically appropriate notes that are still audible (think Mahler 4 and La Mer). Available on a .535" hickory handle, 13.75" long, or rattan.
Hard (SC2)The hard suspended cymbal mallet is designed for playing rhythmic passages and brighter single notes. It has a small brass core covered in rubber with a tight cloth wrap. It is articulate, clear and very quick to speak, but still sounds like a mallet, not a hard stick. Perfect for passages in the Nutcracker, La Mer, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances and countless other passages that require rhythmic clarity without the harshness of wood. Available on a .535" hickory handle, 13.75" long or rattan.
Soft (SC3)The roller is softer and lighter than the hard and general sticks. It rolls smoothly and easily at all dynamics on a wide range of cymbals. This stick can also be used for single notes, but has a much rounder attack than the other models. Available on a .535" hickory handle, 13.75" long, or on rattan.
Set of Suspended Cymbal MalletsAll three pairs of our suspended cymbal mallets (one pair each of the General, Hard, and Rollers) on either hickory or rattan handles. Please specify which handles you would like for each mallet (ex. General - hickory, Hard - hickory, Roller - rattan). If left blank, we will assume hickory handles.