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Innovative James Ross IP902 Med Soft Xylo/Bell Mallets

The Innovative Percussion IP902 James Ross Medium Soft Glockenspiel or Xylophone Mallet has been designed for Chicago Symphony Orchestra percussionist James Ross. Nine different models are offered to meet the demands of todays orchestral...

Frame Noise

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These mallets sound awful. Whether a xylophone or glockenspiel is struck with these mallets the frame of the instrument goes "clunk" very loudly. After this "clunk" there is some sound that is audible coming off the bar, but it is much quieter than the initial horrid attack these mallets make. Do not waste your money with these mallets, get some Christopher Lambs or the malletech browns instead.

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Joey

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1.00

Great all round mallet

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All I could ask for. Clear tone which will cut through an orchestra or wind ensemble. Great for passages from pp-mf but could be used for louder passages. Very good on both glockenspiel and xylophone. Be wary though the shaft ends are quite rough.

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Jacob

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5.00

My Go-To Xylophone Mallet

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This is generally my go-to xylophone mallet. I also use it often on bells. It is one of the few mallets I have in my case that an orchestra conductor has specifically requested I use. Nice weight and ability to control dynamics. Highly recommend.

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Timothy Haley

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5.00

Innovative IP902 Xylo/Bell Mallets

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Wonderful mallets to play legato bell passages, very warm sounding, without a trace of clang. These mallets also produce a nice medium bright tone on xylophone. This is a very well made product; I really enjoy using them.

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Steve Whitford

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5.00

IP902 Med/soft rubber mallets

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I did hear back from Malletech and they have sanded off the center line ridge all the way around the mallet as part of the manufacturing process. It makes them look a bit odd but sound ok.

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Kent Barnhart

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3.00

Innovative IP902 mallets

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Well crafted and matched pair.

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Kent Barnhart

Rating:

5.00

For starters

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A good starter mallet for the serious student. Not recommended for passages above forte.

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Will

Rating:

4.00

Best xylophone mallet ip offers

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This is the best general xylo mallet! Perfect for any situation, from soft passages to the marching field! Just like any rattan mallet, the shaft will bend with extended use over time. Directors be prepared to replace these every 1-2 years if used daily. You can't go wrong with these mallets!!

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Michael

Rating:

5.00

Good general mallet

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These mallets are a good general xylo mallet, but are on the light side of things. Best uses are for small ensemble situations or small venues. They do have enough bite to play almost anything clearly and I've used them in fairly loud situations before, but there are better mallets for wind symphony/concert band/etc. Given my preference for darker sounds, I might suggest starting with this mallet and working your way to heavier and brighter mallets. I would ordinarily suggest the IP904 in place of this mallet (about the same amount of bite, but much heavier), but I'm discovering that IP904s have seemingly consistent longevity issues.

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Posted By:

ZDrums24

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4.00
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