As a performing artist and clinician Ed Saindon has traveled much of the world sharing his "pianistic approach" to playing. His new mallet creates a full sound with exceptional clarity at all dynamic ... Read More
As a performing artist and clinician Ed Saindon has traveled much of the world sharing his "pianistic approach" to playing. His new mallet creates a full sound with exceptional clarity at all dynamic levels. With a weighted core and tightly wrapped thin cord this mallet is very versatile on vibraphone and marimba. Rattan shafts. The length is 16-1/4".
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Comments about Vic Firth Ed Saindon Keyboard Mallets:
I had just finished a lesson with Ed, to which I came with my trusty M38's. After finishing the lesson, I walked down Mass Ave to pick up another set. The Ed Saindon Signature Series mallet is the most versatile vibraphone mallet around. My go-to mallet for jazz vibes, in all scenarios. The M38's also work really well on marimba, in either the jazz world or classical literature. They certainly have a different sound than a typical marimba mallet, but it's a sound I experiment with on a lot of pieces. These mallets have a great attack, and full body of sound. Articulation is consistent with consistent velocity, but change the way you hit the board, and change the way the mallets sound. If you want a smooth, warm sound, use less velocity. If you want a more articulate lead tone, strike the keys more quickly. These are some of the most durable mallets I've ever used. As any percussionist knows, the more you play with a set of mallets, the more worn down they get and the harder they sound (the core breaks through more easily with less covering). That seems to not be the case with these mallets. I've had my current M38's for two years, and they show serious wear. However, in a side by side comparison with the set I just purchased, there isn't an audible difference. You can certainly see aesthetic differences, but there is no difference in the way they sound. Great mallets designed by one of the best players around. Thanks Vic Firth, and Thanks Ed Saindon.
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