Introducing my NEW leather-headed mallets!
(I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, by George Bassman)
After months of trial and error, I may have developed a mallet design that works for my particular style of playing. I first posted on VW last December, using pouch-style leather mallets that were custom-made in India (see my old posts). Within days Tony emailed me and expressed interest in trying them out. This caused me to rethink the original design that had problematic issues: the leather head would wear down quickly and become too soft, and the mallets required excessive energy to pull out the best sound from the bars. These new louder and more sensitive mallets will take some time getting used to, but I am encouraged by the possibilities. I’m curious what VW members think and welcome all comments.