Innovative James Ross IP903 Dark Xylo/Bell Mallets

Model: INN-IP903

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$34.50 (Sold in Pairs)

The Innovative Percussion IP903 James Ross Dark Glockenspiel or Xylophone Mallet produces a heavy pure tone with very little contact sound. Huge, deep xylophone sound in middle and lower registers. The IP903 has been designed for Chicago …
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Innovative James Ross IP903 Dark Xylo/Bell Mallets - Product Information

The Innovative Percussion IP903 James Ross Dark Glockenspiel or Xylophone Mallet produces a heavy pure tone with very little contact sound. Huge, deep xylophone sound in middle and lower registers.

The IP903 has been designed for Chicago Symphony Orchestra percussionist James Ross. Nine different models are offered to meet the demands of todays orchestral percussionist.

Features:
Wide variety of timbres
Extra durable rattan handles
Concert hall tested

Suggested Selections for Glockenspiel
Shostakovich Symphony
No. 5 (bell solos)
Hindemith "Mathis der Maler"

Suggested Selections for Xylophone
Shostakovich Symphony
No. 5 (3rd movement)
Orff "Carmina Burana"

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Mellow tone

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These mallets have been criticised for being heavy and slow, but they are perfect for a piece I am doing in our local Sinfonia. They produce a richer, mellower tone on the bells that is quite satisfying, but which still projects well.

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4.00

Innovative Mallets

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Really like the quality of these mallets. They are very solid.

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5.00

Horrible mallet!

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This is one of the worst mallets I've ever come across. Way too heavy even for a wide bar glock or wide bar xylo, and I would NEVER strike rosewood with these in the first place. I would recommend something from the the IP Orchestral Series or the newer IP Chris Lamb Series or the Tom Freer mallets. Don't waste your money on these pieces of garbage. Even the green mallets (IP904) in this series are very "clubby" sounding. The only mallets that have a place on rosewood bars are the IP902 and IP905. The black (IP906) are big and clumsy sounding.

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1.00

Disappointing

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A very heavy, very large, bell and xylo mallet that's really not very good at either. TONS of impact sound on the bells. You can't overplay, because if you hit a bar very hard it jumps 3 inches! Similarly, on a xylophone, the mallet produces a heavy, biting tone that I would not describe as pleasant. Plus, the the mallet is so heavy, I would not be able to play anything with any speed or finesse. Relegated to the "rarely used" box.

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2.00

A Beauty

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Great mallets for both the glock and xylo. My personal preference is glock though because you can get a nice big sound without overplaying. On xylo, again a big sound but slightly thicker than the IP904s. Great for 3 or 4 mallet passages on both instruments.

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5.00
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