VIC FIRTH PRESENTS:
PERCUSSION 101: TIMPANI
   — Video 6: Muffling



MALLET SELECTION GUIDE:

A good timpanist should have a variety of mallets to create a wide range of sounds and tonal colors. Here are our most popular products for timpani:

The American Custom® Series timpani models reflect Vic's fifty years of experience as Solo Timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Each mallet is turned from a single piece of rock maple, which eliminates a core that could rattle and the need for a screw-on washer to secure the head. Coupled with round seamless heads, they produce bigger and brighter sounds.


T1
For all-around playing. Produces rich sound yet is capable of rhythmic clarity.
Head = 1 1/2" | L = 14 1/2"
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T2
Very soft. Ideal for soft rolls‚ legato strokes and the richest sounds.
Head = 1 3/4" | L = 14 1/2"
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T3
Medium hard for rhythmic articulation.
Head = 1 1/4" | L = 14 1/2"
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T4
Hard. Produces the clearest rhythmic projection of the felt models.
Head = 1 3/8" | L = 14 1/2"
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