Discover our different Vibraphone mallets for Study, Concert, Jazz and Signature!
A vibraphone wand produces sound upon impact with the metal blades of the instrument. The core, mainly rubber, is wrapped in a fine wool. The sound depends in part on the composition and hardness of the rubber core. Intermediate layers can be added to provide a "double sound" or rebound effect. Finally, the tension of the wire during winding can vary the sound.
The head is fitted on rattan (appreciated for its flexibility), wood (more rigid) or fiberglass handles (rigidity at the bottom of the handle, and low flexibility at the level of the head).
Discover our different ranges: Study, Concert, Jazz, Gaston Sylvestre, and Signature – Pascal Schumacher.
The idea was to find the sound of American jazz vibraphonists (Milt Jackson, Stefon Harris, Warren Wolf...), heavy heads for a wide and round sound, always keeping the clarity and precision of the attacks on the whole the range of the vibraphone (but also of the marimba) all with short and thin handles (365mm) for maximum rebound. They are also comfortable on a vibraphone or a marimba.
The Jazz series is rather intended exclusively for the practice of this musical style, thanks to slightly lighter heads, a very tight cotton envelope (for a dull and precise sound), and thin necks.