Salyers Percussion Marching Arts Marimba
- Extra-durable yarn wrap
- Durable birch handles
- Color-coded butt ends
The rigid birch shafts on these mallets are made stronger and more weather-resistant thanks to a clear lacquer finish.
As a very handy bonus, these mallets have color-coded butt ends so you can tell which ones are which even when you put them head-first into a mallet bag!
MAM10 - Soft - Green
These soft mallets are useful for delicate or nuanced moments in a show that highlight the front ensemble - like a ballad - when you need something that brings out the 'warm gooey' sound of the low end of the marimba without hearing each stroke.
MAM20 - Medium Soft - Blue
The warm, slightly articulate tone these mallets create on the lower octaves of the marimba sound nice for the majority of any show, and you can have the players dig in without worrying about breaking anything.
MAM30 - Medium - Red
Very useful on fast runs and musical moments that need a playful, articulate sound, these mallets will probably be your most-used model. They work best in the octaves above middle C.
MAM40 - Hard - Orange
Aggressive and bright, these hard mallets should be reserved for the loudest, fastest, most energy-filled moments in your show. They have a significant amount of biting attack that can be heard above a band that's "park and barking".
MAM50 - Extra Hard - Yellow
The rock-like cores of these mallets give them an absurdly sharp amount of attack, suitable for the highest range of the marimba (or even a xylophone). They can also give you a lot of articulation at low volumes if you have fast, quiet music in the upper registers.