Mike Balter Pro Vibe Series Rattan Mallets 25 Silver Cord JazzProduct #442923 Mike Balter 442923 PFCD Concert Keyboard Mallets https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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Perfect all-around choice for today's vibist.
Cordwound Vibe mallets from the finest cord, perfect weight and balance. Heavier, rounder heads provide the preferred vibe sound.
Rattan handle. Choose from the following types of balls: yellow cord hard, green cord medium hard, blue cord medium, red cord soft, and silver cord jazz.
- 1-1/2" D
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Comments about Mike Balter Pro Vibe Series Rattan Mallets:
I own three of the different models in the Provibe series, and have generally very good things to say about all of them. The 23 mediums are perhaps a little harder than people would think a medium mallet was, but they have a very clean, crisp sound that can cut through large ensembles without becoming obnoxious about it. The Jazz model has a shorter shaft than the other Balter vibe mallets I own, which is a blessing and a curse (it makes it a little harder to stretch out and nail 9ths and above). The head is an interesting mixture; played piano, it has a very full, gentle tone, but when you open up to a mezzo or above, the softness completely disappears, brightening up the sound considerably (they can get a little clangey if played at more than mezzoforte). The red softs are simply beautiful. If you've got a lower-cost vibe where the bottom octave is dead, try the reds in your left hand and you'd be surprised at how well the fundamentals open up.