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.