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After more than two years of intense development, this exceptional collection of mallets takes clear aim at the unique timbre possibilities that one is able to create on the xylophone. The Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series xylophone mallets are constructed with individually engineered custom-molded cores with varying weights specific to each model, strategically placed in either the top or center of the mallet head to create optimum feel, balance, and sound. This series allows the player to experience the colorful, comically clever side of the xylophone’s character, as well as its cutting edge, powerhouse presence required in a concert hall. Take time to examine the wood on wood collection (made with Honduras rosewood cores) for an ever expanding point of view. Given the considerable magnitude of orchestral repertoire, the countless solo materials written for xylophone, along with the varieties of touch needed, these tools will help the player craft his or her desired sound.
CL-X1 – 1-1/16” rubber center-weighted core; dark grey; this medium soft mallet has slightly more presence than a standard rubber mallet.
CL-X2 – 1” soft synthetic top-weighted core; orange; this medium soft mallet is light, fun and quick in the hands.
CL-X3 – 1” hard synthetic top-weighted core; burgundy; this medium hard mallet speaks quickly with a little more jump off the bar.
CL-X4 – 1” nylon top-weighted core: blue; this mallet has great balance and moderate weight, could go up against any heavier model.
CL-X5 – 1-1/8” nylon core; purple; this medium weight mallet is versatile, dependable yet still stately
CL-X6 – 1-1/8” nylon top-weighted core; graphite; A Classic that mallet every serious percussionist should have…perfect balance with power
The following mallets highlight the unique feel of playing with rosewood cores directly on a xylophone
CL-X7 – Medium (32 x 20 mm) Rosewood disk core; a lighter disk shaped rosewood core with a lively response…light yet focused
CL-X8 –Large (35 x 19 mm) Rosewood disk core; a sturdy medium weight rosewood disk with great balance and weight
CL-X9 – Barrel (30mm) Rosewood core; a very full chested barrel shaped rosewood core with a hearty feel that makes a statement…rich and deep