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Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets

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Larger and heavier than a T1. Produces an enormous sound. Head = 1 3/4", L = 14 3/4"....Click To Read More About This Product

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Larger and heavier than a T1. Produces an enormous sound. Head = 1 3/4", L = 14 3/4".


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Vic FirthAmerican Custom Timpani Mallets
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great mallets!

If the mallets are treated right, they will last for a long time. For them to last long, you need to save the plastic bags that they come in, and always keep the...Read complete review

If the mallets are treated right, they will last for a long time. For them to last long, you need to save the plastic bags that they come in, and always keep the mallets in the bags when you're not using them. Also, when there is stray felt on the heads of the mallets, cut them off with scissors. Otherwise more felt will get pulled off of the mallet heads
I have all of the mallets in this series except for the T5 Wood mallets, and they're awesome. The T6 Custom General mallets are great for loud rolls and Sforzando's. The T2 Cartwheel mallets are nice for soft rolls. The T4 Ultra Staccato mallets are really good for fast passages where you need lots of articulation. The T3 Staccato mallets are great general mallets. You shouldn't buy the T1 General mallets, because, despite their name, they're pretty useless. I've had them for months, and I've literally never found a part for which they're suitable.
The sound of the mallets is great considering how inexpensive they are.
These are great mallets for the price. The only thing I don't like about them is that the shafts of the mallets are relatively short, but you get used to it after awhile.

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Timpani mallets

The yarn? Comes apart too easily!

The yarn? Comes apart too easily!

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mallets!

By tenniscrazy2

from Virginia

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Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

If the mallets are treated right, they will last for a long time. For them to last long, you need to save the plastic bags that they come in, and always keep the mallets in the bags when you're not using them. Also, when there is stray felt on the heads of the mallets, cut them off with scissors. Otherwise more felt will get pulled off of the mallet heads
I have all of the mallets in this series except for the T5 Wood mallets, and they're awesome. The T6 Custom General mallets are great for loud rolls and Sforzando's. The T2 Cartwheel mallets are nice for soft rolls. The T4 Ultra Staccato mallets are really good for fast passages where you need lots of articulation. The T3 Staccato mallets are great general mallets. You shouldn't buy the T1 General mallets, because, despite their name, they're pretty useless. I've had them for months, and I've literally never found a part for which they're suitable.
The sound of the mallets is great considering how inexpensive they are.
These are great mallets for the price. The only thing I don't like about them is that the shafts of the mallets are relatively short, but you get used to it after awhile.

(4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good Thing!

By sungjin kim

from Korea

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Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

It's Very Good!!
Not Bad!
Good!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vary good

By Sam Seibert

from Delaware

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

    Easy to use, they have a good sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Mallets

    By qPcV9VEjy

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

    These mallets sound great, have a nice feel, and are durable. They are perfect for the aspiring percussionist. I'd recommend the "staccato" model as a first pair. The "cartwheels" and "generals" have very little articulation, and are unsuited for most timpani parts. The "t-4 ultra staccato" is great for toms or multi-percussion

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Timpani mallets

    By debbie

    from deltona, fl

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Comes Apart Too Easily
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

    The yarn? Comes apart too easily!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    T1-T6

    By Austin Coop

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

    Most of the mallets in this series are a good overall mallet. They give real nice hits on the timpani and last a long time.
    They are -in my opinion- some good mallets for intermediate players begining to play more complex music. I play in a symphony and the only ones i use in the series are the T3 and T6. All of them play good on anything
    If you take care of them properly they will last a very long time. I have had mine since i have started my music career and they last a while.

     
    5.0

    Top quality

    By Fredo

    from Charlotte, NC

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    Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

    It is hard to overstate how Vic Firth revolutionized the drumstick industry. His sticks had a consistent shape, weight, and pitch pairing that no competitor could match. And that legacy continues after Vic's passing.

    For some weird reason--probably because these sticks are ubiquitous and relatively affordable--some people have taken to calling them "intermediate" or "amateur" sticks. Nothing could be further from the truth! These sticks are made to the exact specs that Vic used for decades in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. These are truly his sticks--those with which he generated his myriad of tones.

    Don't hesitate to purchase these, and don't be fooled by anyone who is naive enough to look down on these sticks. Just point them to some YouTube videos of Vic playing with Munch or Ozawa in the BSO. You will see these exact sticks in action.

    If one of the giants of the timpani in the 20th century found these good enough to use with the Boston Symphony, they are probably good enough for the rest of us!

     
    5.0

    Great tone and quality

    By Mama

    from Las Vegas, NV

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

        I have a single mount cymbal as well as a variety of other percussion instruments (everything from cowbells and wood blocks to chimes and triangles) as part of the praise group at church. As space is compact, I pretty much limited to one set of mallets. I've found that these timp mallets give me the best diversity and depth of sound on the cymbal - way beyond any other mallets. It also helps that they are durable.

         
        4.0

        Timpani Mallets

        By Bob

        from Los Angeles, California

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

          What can you say about a pair of timpani mallets! They do what they were designed to do. Now we need to see how long they last.

           
          5.0

          Great price

          By Drummer62

          from Shippensburg, PA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth American Custom Timpani Mallets:

            Good price and they work well

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