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What Type Of Mallets Do I Use On Marching Drums?
By Adam Balling
8/2/2014 11:11:00 AM
Marching Bass Drum mallets come in graduated sizes that line up with the drum size.  In general, the smaller the drum the smaller the mallet head you want.  On the other side, the larger the drum the larger the mallet head you want.  This will ensure that the drum speaks clear and with a full sound.  A hard felt mallet is the most widely used for all playing situations.  There are specialty mallets such as soft fleece covered mallet heads that provide a softer attach with a full tone.

There are several different options for tenor sticks/mallets.  A lot of this can be personal preference.  The two main options for tenors are a mallet, typically with a wood or metal shaft with a round nylon head.  The other option is a tenor stick, similar to a marching snare drum stick but usually a little heavier in weight.

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