VIC FIRTH PRESENTS:
PERCUSSION 101: SUSPENDED CYMBAL
   — Video 2: Maintenance, Stand Selection and Alternative Sounds



MALLET SELECTION GUIDE:

Becken Cymbal Mallets
Named after the German word for "cymbal"‚ these mallets are uniquely designed for playing suspended cymbals. Crafted in maple. Soft‚ large yarn wound heads for rolls and long crescendi. For big cymbals where dark‚ low partials are desired.
L = 15 1/2"
  [enlarge photo]
SD2 Bolero
Round tip. Perfect for light jazz‚ studio‚ orchestral and pit work.
L = 15 3/4" | Dia. = .635"
  [enlarge photo]
SD6 Swizzle B
An SD2 with a hard‚ spun felt ball attached to the butt end. Ideal for fast changes on cymbals.
L=16 1/4" | Dia.=.635" | Felt ball = 1 1/4" x 1"
  [enlarge photo]
Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
  [enlarge photo]
Dreadlocks
Braided heavy gauge stainless-steel wires produce bold percussive sound. Strike‚ scrape or let your imagination create a variety of effects. With hickory handles.
L=14" | Dia.=.575" | Spread = 5 1/2"
  [enlarge photo]


translate