A. Putnam Mallets

Since 1988, A. Putnam Mallets, has been continually innovating fine orchestral mallets for discriminating percussionists of the modern era. 100% handcrafted in the USA, we use the finest materials available including North American white birch and hard rock maple. Designed and produced by percussionists for percussionists, our workshop in the Cascade Mountains uniquely makes each pair with no compromises on quality.

Our mallets are played by the world’s top orchestras, institutions, and educators such as: The New York Philharmonic, the MET, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Barcelona Symphony, the orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, The Malaysian Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, the University of British Columbia, and many more.


New! A. Putnam Goodenberger G-Line Mix Marimba Mallets

The Goodenberger “G-Line Mix” is a heavyweight set of six mallets to mix and match, allowing the player to mix four different hardnesses; this set is like owning multiple sets of four.

Each Set Includes:

  • 1 oversized deep bass mallet
  • 2 medium tenor mallets
  • 2 medium hard alto mallets
  • 1 clear hard soprano mallet

Providing a mellow and dark tone throughout, the Goodenberger series allows the performer to move from a soft/medium set to a med/hard mix of four while still maintaining its character and tone. With six realistic combinations, the “G-Line Mix” enables the marimbist a vast tonal depth and articulation, making finding soulmates for repertoire as easy as mix and match.

The G-Line Mix was created for marimba soloist, Mark Goodenberger, who needed a wide array of articulations for a concerto premiere with chamber orchestra. With many mallet changes in the piece necessary, Mark wanted the unity of matching mallets with the flexibility of a mixed set.

Available in birch or rattan.

a. putnam mbg3 graduated birch marimba mallets - medium

A. Putnam MBG3 Graduated Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium

This graduated set of four staccato marimba mallets comes on handles made of North American birch (16″L × 5/16″ diameter). The new “cherry satin&rdq... 

$67.95

a. putnam goodenberger g-line mix marimba mallet set - birch

A. Putnam Goodenberger G-Line Mix Marimba Mallet Set - Birch

The Goodenberger “G-Line Mix” is a heavyweight set of six mallets to mix and match, allowing the player to mix four different hardnesses; this set is like ownin... 

$90.95

a. putnam t1 bamboo timpani mallets - chamois

A. Putnam T1 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Chamois

A. Putnam T1 Timpani Mallets feature a 1″ maple core with a cartwheel style, chamois wrapped head. The sound is ultra staccato, bright, and bold. This model works wel... 

$50.95

a. putnam mbg2 graduated birch marimba mallets - medium hard

A. Putnam MBG2 Graduated Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium Hard

This graduated set of four staccato marimba mallets comes on handles made of North American birch (16″L × 5/16″ diameter). The new “cherry satin&rdq... 

$67.95

a. putnam t3 bamboo timpani mallets - articulate general

A. Putnam T3 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Articulate General

A. Putnam T3 Timpani Mallets are a medium hard, general timpani mallet with a cartwheel style wrap. A medium layer of durable and denser German style felt is precisely sewn... 

$53.95

a. putnam mbg1 graduated birch marimba mallets - staccato

A. Putnam MBG1 Graduated Birch Marimba Mallets - Staccato

This graduated set of four staccato marimba mallets comes on handles made of North American birch (16″L × 5/16″ diameter). The new “cherry satin&rdq... 

$67.95

a. putnam bd6 bamboo bass drum mallets - keith aleo double sided

A. Putnam BD6 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallets - Keith Aleo Double Sided

These Keith Aleo Signature Series Mallets are also known as the “Mahler 3” model. The bamboo shaft handles are carefully selected for matching diameter, w... 

$68.95

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a. putnam t2 bamboo timpani mallets - staccato

A. Putnam T2 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Staccato

A. Putnam T2 Timpani Mallets are a parachute style model that feature a 1″ maple core with a medium thin layer of German felt, tightly sewn. The overall tone is clear... 

$57.95

a. putnam vbt2 ben thomas rattan vibe mallets - medium hard

A. Putnam VBT2 Ben Thomas Rattan Vibe Mallets - Medium Hard

This set of four vibraphone mallets, originally designed for Seattle vibist Ben Thomas, produce a clear, rich tone in any live or studio setting. They are made on a strong ... 

$85.95

a. putnam michael crusoe signature series timpani mallet - classic period staccato

A. Putnam Michael Crusoe Signature Series Timpani Mallet - Classic Period Staccato

The TMC1 Michael Crusoe, Artist Signature Series Classic Period Staccato timpani model features a 1.25″ maple and chamois core wrapped with a high quality, green stea... 

$58.95

a. putnam mbg4 graduated birch marimba mallets - medium soft

A. Putnam MBG4 Graduated Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium Soft

This graduated set of four staccato marimba mallets comes on handles made of North American birch (16″L × 5/16″ diameter). The new “cherry satin&rdq... 

$67.95

a. putnam goodenberger g-line mix marimba mallet set - rattan

A. Putnam Goodenberger G-Line Mix Marimba Mallet Set - Rattan

The Goodenberger “G-Line Mix” is a heavyweight set of six mallets to mix and match, allowing the player to mix four different hardnesses; this set is like ownin... 

$99.95

a. putnam t4 bamboo timpani mallets - small/medium general

A. Putnam T4 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Small/Medium General

A. Putnam T4 Timpani Mallets are a legato, medium general timpani mallet with a cartwheel style wrap. A layer of American style felt softens the 3/4″ maple core and i... 

$53.95

a. putnam t6 bamboo timpani mallets - rollers

A. Putnam T6 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Rollers

The warm, rich sound of the A. Putnam T6 Timpani Mallets is comfortable in quiet passages. Designed with a parachute style wrap, layers of American and German style felt ar... 

$57.95

a. putnam vbt1 ben thomas rattan vibe mallets - hard

A. Putnam VBT1 Ben Thomas Rattan Vibe Mallets - Hard

This set of four vibraphone mallets, originally designed for Seattle vibist Ben Thomas, produce a clear, rich tone in any live or studio setting. They are made on a strong ... 

$85.95

a. putnam t5 bamboo timpani mallets - medium/large general

A. Putnam T5 Bamboo Timpani Mallets - Medium/Large General

The legato sound of the A. Putnam T5 Timpani Mallets is great for rolling. It’s designed with a large 1″ maple core, and utilizes both American and German style... 

$53.95

a. putnam bd7aa alan abel bass drum mallet - double ended

A. Putnam BD7AA Alan Abel Bass Drum Mallet - Double Ended

BD7AA, the original Alan Abel Double Ended Staccato and Ultra-Staccato bass drum model comes on a 17″ chrome plated steel handle. Designed by Philadelphia Orchestra p... 

$74.95

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a. putnam gbm3 bamboo gong mallets - medium rollers (pair)

A. Putnam GBM3 Bamboo Gong Mallets - Medium Rollers (Pair)

The GBM3 Model Gong Roller Mallets feature sturdy bamboo handles that are 18″ in length and 3/4″ in diameter. The medium pair of rollers are designed for ... 

$45.95

a. putnam mrg2 graduated rattan marimba mallets - medium hard

A. Putnam MRG2 Graduated Rattan Marimba Mallets - Medium Hard

This graduated set of four staccato marimba mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of select rattan and are cut to 16″ in length. A new color-coding system di... 

$74.95

a. putnam bd1 bamboo bass drum mallet - medium general

A. Putnam BD1 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallet - Medium General

These bamboo shafts feature joints and skin that are lightly sanded for smoothness, but left intact to preserve the bamboo’s natural strength. A light wood finish is ... 

$40.95

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