Innovative Chris Lamb Orchestral Series CL-X4 Medium Hard Top-Weighted Synthetic Xylophone Mallets

Model: INN-CL-X4

Availability: In Stock

$36.95 (Sold in Pairs)

After more than two years of intense development, this exceptional collection of mallets takes clear aim at the unique timbre possibilities that one is able to create on the xylophone. The Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series xylophone mall…
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Innovative Chris Lamb Orchestral Series CL-X4 Medium Hard Top-Weighted Synthetic Xylophone Mallets - Product Information

After more than two years of intense development, this exceptional collection of mallets takes clear aim at the unique timbre possibilities that one is able to create on the xylophone. The Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series xylophone mallets are constructed with individually engineered custom-molded cores with varying weights specific to each model, strategically placed in either the top or center of the mallet head to create optimum feel, balance, and sound. This series allows the player to experience the colorful, comically clever side of the xylophone’s character, as well as its cutting edge, powerhouse presence required in a concert hall. Take time to examine the wood on wood collection (made with Honduras rosewood cores) for an ever expanding point of view. Given the considerable magnitude of orchestral repertoire, the countless solo materials written for xylophone, along with the varieties of touch needed, these tools will help the player craft his or her desired sound.

The CL-X4 features a 1″ hard synthetic top-weighted core and a blue color. This medium hard mallet speaks quickly with a little more jump off the bar.

Big sound from a small mallet

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The brass inserts give these mallets a big, full sound, even when playing from a low striking position, so you don't have to sacrifice volume when playing at fast tempos.

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Bright, focused, but not too ticky

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While there is a full sound, the overtones at better heard here than with the CL-X5. This is a great mallet for any piece where the xylophone needs to jump over a big ensemble and blend at the same time. This is too much for a small ensemble. These also make crotales project more like chimes and it's awesome.

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Beautiful

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A slightly fuller sound than the red ones. Can put a bigger sound on exposed excerpts with these.

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a unique pair

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These mallets are great for making lighter, more playful excerpts easier to play. They have a nice front end on the sound even at soft dynamics but are weighted nicely so they still get a full sound out of the bars for louder playing. Many friends of mine that try these out comment on the way these mallets sound and feel.

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Great new option

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Smaller heads than the usual 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 give a very clear, lively sound, even on narrow bars. The brass weights in the cores bring the weight up to what is pretty typical of plastic mallets. They feel awesome. These navy blue ones are not quite as hard as a "Hard Black Plastic Mallet" available from many companies, but are tough enough for crotales, and have that brittle xylo sound for Saint-Saens "Fossils".

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