The Malletech Leigh Howard Stevens LS17Z Two-Toned Marimba Mallets are a soft and medium hard-mallet. With a "breaking point" between mezzo forte and forte that is wider than that of the LS27Z, it is easier to control, but less radical in its extremes.
The nine models in the Stevens line are the smoothest rolling, least "slappy" mallets for solo marimba playing available anywhere in the world. Each model has four to six distinct layers of construction which work with the player to generate maximum bar sound, minimize contact noise and offer superb low-dynamic control, all without sacrificing any of the high volume potential of a normal mallet. These layers of construction and performance features are built into a mallet that is medium weight, perfectly balanced and therefore easy to maneuver through today's challenging solo literature.
All Leigh Howard Stevens mallets feature super-soft, and now improved, longer lasting yarn and select birch handles.
Core Type: 1” in Plastic Ball
Layers: 1 of 4 layers of latex or foam
Yarn: Fluffy White Blend