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Mike Balter Product Reference Guide
By Adam Balling
5/2/2016 10:37:00 AM  
The folks at Mike Balter have put together an incredible resource that describes all their mallet options and what situations certain mallets are best used. This reference not only goes into product details and specs, but what application and musical suggestions those mallets are best used. If you a Read more...

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Gain Some Distance, Get Better Sounds!
By Tony Oliver
2/19/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Plink plink plink, tap tap tap, boom boom boom, crash crash crash, ding ding ding. Sounds good to me, but does it sound good to them? As we maintain our percussion instruments, by tuning or dampening or otherwise adjusting them to get the perfect sound, we often listen to them from only the player&r Read more...

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Categories: Accessories, Sticks & Mallets, Concert Percussion, Cymbals & Gongs, Drumsets, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
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Stick And Mallet Bag 101
By Adam Balling
10/1/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Having trouble figuring out what kind of stick bag you need? There are so many options out there today it can be overwhelming. When someone asks me what kind of bag they should get, I always ask what them a few questions first. Who is going to be using the bag? Is this just for drumsticks? Do you ha Read more...

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Categories: Accessories, Sticks & Mallets, Concert Percussion, Drumsets
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Are Sticks And Mallets Sold Individually Or In Pairs?
By Adam Balling
9/15/2015 11:11:00 AM  
The majority of sticks and mallets are sold in pairs. A quantity of 1 = 2 mallets.  There are some mallets such as bass drum, gong, and marimba mallets that are sold individually or in sets of 4.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us at service@percussionsource.com Read more...

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Vic Firth Steve Gadd 70th Collection
By Vic Firth
8/4/2015 9:35:00 AM  
To commemorate Steve’s 70th birthday milestone, The Steve Gadd Band will release their second album entitled, 70 STRONG. Vic Firth will celebrate this occasion as well by launching limited edition products including the new Gadd Padd and Steve’s signature sticks and brush with new design Read more...

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Everything You Need to Know About Stoessel Triangle Beaters!
By John Stoessel
3/23/2015 6:03:00 AM  
Looking at picking up some Stoessel Triangle Beaters?  Below is all the informaion you need to know about them directly from the man that makes them! 1) All hand made--no foreign contractors, and only made by me. Every beater with my name is made by me alone, the inventor, here in Minnes Read more...

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Product Spotlight: Al Payson Timpani and Bass Drum Mallets
By Adam Balling
3/22/2015 11:21:00 AM  
If you like maple shaft timpani mallets definitely consider giving these a try. They have a really nice balance to them and have a little more weight to them than other similar models. This helps provide really great tone and a full sound. The four different articulations will cover all your needs Read more...

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Yamaha Keiko Abe Signature Marimba Mallets Comparison
By Adam Balling
2/26/2015 6:15:00 AM  
Our good friends at Yamaha have assembled a great lists for anyone that is interested in playing with Keiko Abe marimba mallets.The first list is a comparision of all 10 models of marimba mallets, including birch and rattan shafts. This chart is great for when it comes time to deceide which mallets Read more...

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Yamaha Keiko Abe Signature Mallets to Literature Matching
By Adam Balling
2/26/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Yamaha has put together a list of popular marimba music and the reccomended Keiko Abe Signature mallets that go best with the works. This reference guide can help steer you in the right direction when it comes time to select mallets.Source: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/per Read more...

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Music Monday: Orchestral Repertoire- Bass Drum/Cymbals
By Adam Balling
2/2/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Music Monday!   Title: Orchestral Repertoire: Bass Drum and Cymbals Author: Raynor Carroll Instrument: Bass Drum and Cymbals   This Monday we highlight Raynor Carroll’s Orchestral Repertoire series books. The Bass Drum and Cymbals book is a great resource for anyone practicing Read more...

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