Robert van Sice Signature Marimba Mallets

Respected internationally as a soloist, teacher and masterclass instructor, Robert van Sice designed this series of yarn wound marimba mallets with an exclusive hand-wrapping technique that virtually eliminates the sound of bar contact. A special interlocking stitch pattern maintains the integrity of the head.

Rubber core models are mono-tonal, while the synthetic core models are multi-tonal -- allowing the sound to brighten and darken as the dynamics increase and decrease. 17" maple handles provide excellent feel and control at extended intervals.

In his varied performing career, Mr. van Sice has made solo appearances with symphony orchestras and given recitals in Europe, North America, Africa, and The Far East. In 1989 he gave the first full-length marimba recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and has since played in most of Europe’s major concert halls, many of which have been broadcasted by the BBC, Swedish Radio, Norwegian Radio, WDR, and Radio France. He is now frequently invited as a soloist with Europe’s leading contemporary music ensembles, including London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps and L’ltineraire. Mr. van Sice has played the opening concerts for the Archipel, Darmstadt and North American New Music festivals and has previously appeared at the Meltdown, Ultima, and Ars Musica festivals among many others. Future engagements include tours to Japan, South America, and Scandinavia.



 


MULTI-TONAL MODELS:
M121 - M126


Product Overview
Robert Van Sice demonstrates the entire series of his latest signature marimba mallets and discusses the specific properties that make these mallets so unique.


Product Specific Details
Robert Van Sice details the specific design characteristics and application for each individual mallet in his latest series of multi-tonal marimba mallets.

Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Very soft. Produces a heavy‚ dark sound. Perfect for use in the bass position.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Soft. An ideal mallet for pieces such as the Bach Cello Suites.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium soft. A very versatile mallet that covers the entire instrument.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium. The most popular model in the series. Features an extraordinary range of color‚ which is easily manipulated by the performer.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium hard. This is the most expressive mallet of the series and is an ideal choice for the modern marimba repertoire.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Hard. A wonderful choice for those moments where the player needs maximum cutting power and edge to the sound.
L = 17"
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MONO-TONAL MODELS:
M111 - M116


Video Playlist: M111 - M116
Robert van Sice explains and demonstrates each of the mallets in the mono-tonal line.

Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Very soft. For a warm‚ round sound that is perfect for low register chorales.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Soft. Produces a broad sound with tremendous projections that is dark‚ but not muffled.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium soft. A general mallet that covers the lower four octaves of the marimba.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium. The most popular model in the series‚ this mallet covers the entire range of the marimba and produces a singing sound that is full of life.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Medium hard. Bright‚ but not to the point of "xylophone-like" brilliance.
L = 17"
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Robert Van Sice Signature Keyboard
Hard. When extreme cutting power and a sharp edge are required.
L = 17"
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