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innovative james ross ip903 dark xylo/bell mallets

Innovative James Ross IP903 Dark Xylo/Bell Mallets

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...

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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James Shaffer-Bauck

Rating:

4.00

Innovative Mallets

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

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Bart Roberts

Rating:

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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Posted By:

Jeff

Rating:

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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Kyle

Rating:

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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Posted By:

Will

Rating:

5.00

What Christopher said

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Everything Christopher said is completely accurate. I don't appreciate the gluing job and the way the mallet heads start to get messed up at the hitting point. They're quite loud, as well.

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Posted By:

Mr. E

Rating:

4.00

Comments:

The IP903 is a great mallet for players who need a dark, heavy sound from the synthetic xylophone. With good technique, the overall tone of this mallet is excellent for cutting through even the largest ensembles. This is a heavy mallet for players who have developed or are developing muscles. However, the head of this mallet will become deformed rather quickly without mallet-to-bar placement and accuracy.

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Posted By:

Christopher Scarberry

Rating:

4.00
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