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 mrg3 graduated rattan marimba mallets - medium

A. Putnam MRG3 Graduated Rattan Marimba Mallets - Medium

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 bd3 bamboo bass drum mallet - oval general

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... 

$47.95

a. putnam bd2 bamboo bass drum mallet - large general

A. Putnam BD2 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallet - Large 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 ... 

$47.95

a. putnam bd8aa alan abel bass drum mallet - medium general

A. Putnam BD8AA Alan Abel Bass Drum Mallet - Medium General

BD8AA, the original Alan Abel Medium General bass drum mallet comes on a 17″ chrome plated steel handle. Designed by Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist, Alan Abel, ... 

$71.95

a. putnam gbm4 bamboo gong mallets - large rollers (pair)

A. Putnam GBM4 Bamboo Gong Mallets - Large Rollers (Pair)

The GBM4 Model Gong Roller Mallets feature sturdy bamboo handles that are 18″ in length and 3/4″ in diameter. The large pair of rollers are designed for g... 

$47.95

a. putnam bd9aa alan abel bass drum mallet - large general

A. Putnam BD9AA Alan Abel Bass Drum Mallet - Large General

BD9AA, the original Alan Abel Large General bass drum mallet comes on a 17″ chrome plated steel handle. Designed by Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist, Alan Abel, a... 

$68.95

a. putnam bd5 bamboo bass drum mallets - medium rollers

A. Putnam BD5 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallets - Medium Rollers

These bamboo shafts are carefully selected for matching diameter, weight, and balance and feature joints and skin that are lightly sanded for smoothness, but left intact to... 

$82.95

a. putnam mrg1 graduated rattan marimba mallets - staccato

A. Putnam MRG1 Graduated Rattan Marimba Mallets - Staccato

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 bd4 bamboo bass drum mallets - large rollers

A. Putnam BD4 Bamboo Bass Drum Mallets - Large Rollers

These bamboo shafts are carefully selected for matching diameter, weight, and balance and feature joints and skin that are lightly sanded for smoothness, but left intact to... 

$89.95

a. putnam mrg4 graduated rattan marimba mallets - medium soft

A. Putnam MRG4 Graduated Rattan Marimba Mallets - Medium Soft

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 mb2 birch marimba mallets - medium hard general

A. Putnam MB2 Birch Marimba Mallets - Medium Hard General

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

$33.95

a. putnam mb3 birch marimba mallets - medium

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... 

$33.95

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

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

The TMC2 Michael Crusoe, Artist Signature Series Classic Period Legato timpani model features a 1.25″ maple core, with an American-style wool felt. Covering the core ... 

$58.95

a. putnam mb1 birch marimba mallets - staccato

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... 

$33.95

a. putnam emerging artist series advanced pack

A. Putnam Emerging Artist Series Advanced pack

The Advanced pack is poised to meet the needs of emerging high school artists with a set of 4 –MB2 medium hard marimba mallets, a set of 4 –VBT2 medium hard vibrap... 

$109.95

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a. putnam mr2 rattan marimba mallets - medium hard

A. Putnam MR2 Rattan Marimba Mallets - Medium Hard

This pair of Medium Hard Marimba Mallets have 5/16″ diameter handles made of select rattan and are cut to 16 inches in length. Yarns are blue European made wool and n... 

$37.95

a. putnam michael crusoe signature series timpani mallets - classic period sostenuto

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... 

$58.95

a. putnam timpani mallet rewrap kit (t1)

A. Putnam Timpani Mallet Rewrap Kit (T1)

This "No Sew" kit includes a pre-sized and stitched felt rewrap for one pair of timpani mallets, the T1 Chamois ultra staccato. Chamois leather is perfectly sized to match th... 

$17.95

a. putnam mb4 birch marimba mallets - medium soft

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... 

$33.95

a. putnam mr3 rattan marimba mallets - medium

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... 

$37.95