The best hard rubber mallets out there for the price! If you are trying to stretch your budget and desperately need new glockenspiel mallets, these are fantastic in a pinch. Durable handles and head, you might not ever switch back to the expensive ones! -Kyle W.
To replace broken mallets that had accompanied instruments. We are an early childhood learning center so mallets tend to expire within a short time frame. We hope the hard rubber will give us different tones and longer life expectancy for the mallets.
Have you used these with bell sets similar to glockenspiels? Are they too quiet or just right? Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 3, 2013
Best Answer:I don't know about bells. I love diverse percussion, and we've used these sticks on different objects such as some decorator cake pans that were small enough to throw into the percussion basket. We also use all sizes of sticks on a huge 50-gallon plastic barrel! Get one and see how it sounds!
I find they work just fine with the tone bars I have. I have two different sets from different companies and they work on both. I ordered them as one set only came with two mallets and I divide the bars giving one to each client, so needed more mallets.
Yes, I use these mallets with an octave resonator bell set and the mallets create a little more mellow sound since the rubber is not quite as hard as the mallets that came with the bells. They are not quiet but create a good sound.
I have used them for children's resonator bars (Basic Beat Item #200240). They make a nice sound, and the rubber feels pretty hard, but I can't speak to the quality of music they would produce if used for a glockenspiel. Sorry.
I use these on glockenspiels and I think they are perfect. There are mallets that are harder out there, but I work with students who are aversive to loud noises and these get a good sound without being overly loud.