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Malletech Markus Rhoten MR24B Yellow Timpani Mallets

Model: MAL-MR24B

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The Malletech Markus Rhoten MR24B Yellow Timpani Mallets is among the most versatile of the Markus Rhoten line. It has the perfect amount of articulation, but because of the multi-layered felt, the player can produce a full, round sound i...
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The Malletech Markus Rhoten MR24B Yellow Timpani Mallets is among the most versatile of the Markus Rhoten line. It has the perfect amount of articulation, but because of the multi-layered felt, the player can produce a full, round sound in rolls.

The Malletech line of Markus Rhoten bamboo timpani mallets are hand-crafted for the professional timpanist, and those who intend to become professional timpanists. Markus Rhoten, Principal Timpanist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty of the Juilliard School of Music, is the perfect musician to design a line of timpani mallets that bring European timpani traditions to America. Born to American parents, schooled in Germany, Markus’s previous posts included The Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.

This new line of mallets is not comparable with other designs of bamboo mallets. While most bamboo timpani mallets are made in the American tradition of core plus one, or at maximum two layers of felt, the Markus Rhoten line has up to five functional layers of construction with a variety of core materials and structures. Of course, such a labor-intensive, multi-layered design costs a little more, but it offers the serious musician a degree of expressive nuance that is unachievable with less-complex designs.

The mallets in this line require several cycles of “play-in” on a hard surface, depending on the number of layers of felt. A custom re-felting service is offered by Malletech felt sewing experts, so that timpanists can be confident that they will be able to use each pair of these musical instruments for many years.

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I was quite surprised by this stick when I received it. The bamboo is considerably larger than other manufacturers, as well as the grips on the end, which are actually foam. The head of the mallet is also quite large, but it was a lot flatter than the way the picture looks. My biggest complaint is that the felt is not totally flat around the core. Its possible that I need to give it more "play in" time to even it out, but for the price you pay, you would expect it to be a little more even. I also purchased the JP1 mallets, and even though the head on this is much larger there is a little more bite to the sound, and it is a little darker. Even though it is a large stick, it is pretty comfortable. I feel that you're paying for the name on this one. If there weren't any bulges in the felt I would give it a higher rating.

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