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Malletech Dave Samuels DS18 Hard Rattan Vibraphone Mallets

Model: MAL-DS18

Availability: In Stock

$49.95 (Sold in Pairs)

Hard. Model DS18 is a medium weight mallet designed for maximum “cutting power” in both amplified and acoustic group performance situations. The original Dave Samuels DS11 and DS18 mallets have a unique small bronze core that...
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Malletech Dave Samuels DS18 Hard Rattan Vibraphone Mallets - Product Information

Hard. Model DS18 is a medium weight mallet designed for maximum “cutting power” in both amplified and acoustic group performance situations.

The original Dave Samuels DS11 and DS18 mallets have a unique small bronze core that increases the mass of the rubber head and “kicks-in” at high dynamic levels for even greater projection. They are medium weight mallets with medium thick rattan handles.

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Hits Hard, Too Flexible

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These do a good job of creating a very hard, bright sound, but the rattan shaft is a little too flexible which affects my accuracy. I WANT to like them but they just aren't working out for me. So, sadly, they're going to sit at home in favor of other options.

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Jonathan Miller

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3.00

I like them

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I like these mallets. They are hard and bright as described. I have an older set of the DS11 which I love, but needed something harder and brighter to cut through. They are a little heavier than the older version but still good nonetheless. They have a stronger bite when you dig in and clear articulation at soft and medium dynamics.

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Posted By:

masa

Rating:

5.00

Disappointed

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Disappointed that this line of mallets has switched to much thinner shafts than previously. Had to apply multiple layers of grips to meet my needs. Working fine now; do like the hard heads.

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Peter

Rating:

3.00

Top Notch

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These are just top notch! Mine have lasted me two years and are still holding strong. You can get clear articulation when needed, and you can still have a warm and sweet sound. Even on the marimba it has a substantial sound, though use with caution on the low end of a 5 octave marimba. Perfect for players who use stevens and burton techniques.

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Dan

Rating:

5.00

Excellent Mallets

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I've played many concerts and many solos, and these are probably my favorite mallets. I've used them more on marimba than on vibes, and I love the weight balance because I feel that it lends to better note accuracy. Wonderful pair of mallets, a must buy for any serious percussionist.

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Posted By:

Brooks

Rating:

5.00
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