Marimba One Ivana Bilic IBB6 Medium Soft Birch Mallets - Product Information
The Marimba One Ivana Bilic model IBB6 Power Bass mallets combine weight, and robust and rich sound, with articulation. It is heavier and harder than the IB5, and makes the low C really ring. Well suited for legato, rolled or fast passages, it sounds particularly nice in the two lowest octaves, enhancing the fundamental with a powerful, vibrant and clear sound. Ivana recommends it as the bass mallet for a combined set, with two IB5's or IB5 + IB4 as the two inner mallets. The combination of softer mallets with IB6 as the bass mallet works very well for chords (with or without rolls) because it emphasizes the bass line, and gives to the chord the right harmonic quality.
Ivana Bilic wanted her new mallet line to emphasize the singing characteristic of the marimba, by relating the sound that each mallet makes to human vocal qualities. Her definitions for each mallet combine the ideal playing range for a mallet with the color/timbre of its sound.
These mallets are on Birch Handles.
Videos and Sound Clips
Ivana Bilic Marimba One Signature Mallet SeriesSpend some time with Ivana as she goes in-depth discussing her inspiration and design of her mallets and also playing examples of each mallet in her series. 🎧: Use headphones for the best listening experience. Want to learn more about our...
How Marimba One Makes MalletsStep into our mallet department and sneak a peek into what’s behind M1’s amazing sounding mallets. 🎧: Use headphones for the best listening experience. Want to learn more about our products? Check out these helpful links: ▪️...
M1 Mallet Selection Guide by Joe HoweIf you aren’t sure which M1 mallet series is the right choice for you, then you have to watch this video! 🎧: Use headphones for the best listening experience. Want to learn more about our products? Check out these helpful links: ▪️...