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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:38 pm 
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Does anyone with pit experience have any recommendations on what kind of mallets to buy? I really liked the Jeff Lee series but they seem to be discontinued and it's apparently impossible to buy the whole set now. I was hoping that something as good or better is available now. Thanks for any input.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Keith,

When I was teaching, I was recommended and used the Innovative Percussion Jim Casella series mallets for marimba and vibes. There sounded great. We used the Casella IP1007 med dark xylophone mallets as well, which we outstanding--not too bright and not too thin sounding, if that makes sense. For bells/glock we used the FS650 field series and also used the FS550 field series on xylophone and bells. Highly recommend these.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:42 pm 
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Also the IP903 James Ross dark xylo/glock.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:32 am 
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Thanks again for your help! You're the 2nd person who recommended the Casellas. Must be some good mallets.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:42 pm 
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They are great! Those 903's are really nice as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Do they have a marimba mallet that is extra hard? The Jeff Lee series had one with that designation that had no wrap at all, just a big rubber ball. It looked like it would have sounded very harsh but actually didn't. It cut through nicely.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:13 am 
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Yes, in the Field Series there is a very hard marimba matching that description. FS350.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:06 pm 
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Good deal. I'll try to get some ordered. Thanks again.


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