Sometimes less is more. The Balter Unwound series features a vast array of mallet cores that are either synthetic, rubber, or metal. Personally, I really love the black phenolic mallets for all-around glockenspiel playing (or when the brass mallets might be a little harsh). -Chris
Mike Balter's 4B mallets are part of the versatile Unwound Series, making them useful in numerous playing situations. The medium rubber head means these mallets are great for the marimba and also perfect for a softer sound on the xylophone. Additional uses include hand drums, wood blocks, temple blocks and even suspended cymbals! These mallets have a 15 1/8" Satin Birch handle and medium light green rubber head. Model: 4BDescription: Light Green RubberHardness: MediumHandle: Satin BirchOverall Length: 15 1/8"