Unique head, but way out of balance and uncomfortable shaft
It is quite hard to find a very bright mallet, that also has a decent amount of bounce and a good playability. This mallet gives a balanced sound on the higher octaves of the marimba, but has a very lacking design overall. Because the mallet heads are quite hard, they inevitably don't bounce as well as a softer mallet. This mallet is also quite heavy, and the unfortunate thing is, almost all of the weight comes from the head, which causes it to be totally out of balance. Combine these two factors and you end up with a mallet which requires a lot of forces to lift of the bar. Another flaw are the Mike Balter birch shafts, which are very rough. Over time they might get a bit smoother, or maybe I have just gotten a bit more used to them, but they make interval changing with four-mallet grips quite a bit harder. A better alternative is the Thomann MM15, which may be a bit too light, but is more well balanced, plays more smoothly and gives an even brighter sound.
Mike Balter Vibraphone/Marimba Mallet No.323 R Titanium Series, medium hard, rattan handle, blue yarn, Head Diameter: 1 1/2", Overall Length: 16 1/4", pair
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