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 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... 

A. Putnam BD3 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallet - Oval General

The 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 ap... 

A. Putnam MB3 Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium

These Medium Marimba Mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of North-American Birch and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are green European made wool and nylon... 

A. Putnam MB1 Birch Marimba Mallets - Staccato

These Staccato Marimba Mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of North-American Birch and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are red European made wool and... 

A. Putnam Michael Crusoe Signature Series Timpani Mallets - Classic Period Sostenuto

The TMC3 Michael Crusoe, Artist Signature Series Classic Period Sostenuto timpani model features a 1″ maple core, covered with multiple layers of wool felts. The blac... 

A. Putnam MB4 Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium Soft

These Medium Soft Marimba Mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of North American Birch and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are yellow European made wool and... 

A. Putnam MR3 Rattan Marimba Mallets - Medium

This pair of medium marimba mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of select rattan and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are green European made wool and nylon... 

A. Putnam MR1 Rattan Marimba Mallets - Staccato

This pair of Staccato Marimba Mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of select rattan and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are red European made wool and nylon... 

A. Putnam Timpani Mallet Rewrap Kit (T6)

This "No Sew" kit includes a pre-sized and stitched felt rewrap for one pair of timpani mallets, the T6 Rollers (purple). German style felt is perfectly sized to match the 1 ... 

A. Putnam Timpani Mallet Rewrap Kit (TMC3)

This “No Sew” kit includes a pre-sized and stitched felt rewrap for one pair of timpani mallets, the Mike Crusoe Classic Period Legato (#3). Black, steam-presse...