Grover ChromaTone Timpani Mallets

6 ChromaTone mallet pairs.

Grover ChromaTone logo.Grover ChromaTone Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover’s ChromaTone mallets are manufactured utilizing an innovative process that results in a unique constructive union of felt and core.

Unlike traditional timpani mallets, Grover ChromaTone mallets are not constructed from a flat sheet of commercial-grade felt formed over a round core, which often results in air pockets and problematic voids. The custom felt is designed to be spherically shaped from the start. In addition, since Grover controls the density and thickness of the felt during production, there is no need to “doctor” the core by adding layers of adhesive-backed underlayment.

Grover ChromaTone logo.

The vibrantly colored felt is molded to a solid core so that the mallet head will function as one mass. By eliminating the need for hand-stitching they solve problems such as striking on seams and voids, and the loosening of stitches. The unique molded felt remains consistently tight and intact without the “dead spots” that often plague traditional timpani mallets.

Grover ChromaTone cores.The sound of Grover’s ChromaTone mallets can best be described as having great clarity with a focused pitch center. The mating of the seamless heads to lightweight bamboo handles moves the center of gravity significantly forward, improving the ability to produce a round sonority with greater fundamental purity. A round timpani mallet also allows for the player to change the angle of the mallet without affecting the sound. Each model in the line represents a different sound and weight as determined by felt thickness and our three different core options: cork, wood, and synthetic.

The bamboo handles of Grover Pro ChromaTone mallets are as feature-rich as the mallet heads. A smooth sleeve ensures a secure hold and more comfort than typical bamboo mallets. While each pair of mallets is boldly color-coded for easy and quick identification, there is also a plug at the bottom of each handle marked with the model number for easy distinguishing on a trap table if the colors are not visible. The bamboo is hand-selected for consistency in density and straightness, with each handle measuring 14 inches long with a 0.5-inch diameter. Every pair is also carefully weight- and color-matched.

Model Color Core Weight Profile
TMB-C1 Ruby Red Cork 33g Lite Staccato
TMB-C2 Topaz Orange Synthetic 37.5g Staccato
TMB-C3 Citrine Yellow Cork 33.5g Lite General
TMB-C4 Emerald Green Wood 36.5g General
TMB-C5 Sapphire Blue Wood 40g Legato
TMB-C6 Amethyst Violet Cork 36g Super Legato

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C4 General Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C4 General Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactured ut... 

$50.40

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C6 Super Legato Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C6 Super Legato Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactur... 

$50.40

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C5 Legato Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C5 Legato Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactured uti... 

$50.40

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C1 Lite Staccato Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C1 Lite Staccato Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactu... 

$50.40

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C2 Staccato Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C2 Staccato Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactured u... 

$50.40

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Grover ChromaTone TMB-C3 Lite General Timpani Mallets

Grover ChromaTone TMB-C3 Lite General Bamboo Timpani Mallets are made without seams, folds, traditional stitching, or underlayments. Grover's ChromaTone mallets are manufactur... 

$50.40