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Mike Balter Emil Richards ERSR Super Rub Mallets

Brand: Mike Balter


MSRP: $32.00

Item: #259026
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Looking to spice up your cymbal and gong sounds? Look no further! These mallets produce various eerie sounds that can really set the mood for a piece. Try out all three sizes included in the set, they all make different sounds! - Lauren

The Mike Balter Emil Richards ERSR Super Rub Mallets feature rubber balls that create a unique ethereal effect when rubbed on gongs, cymbals, drum heads, keyboard bars, and even tabletops.

These mallets come in a set of three mallets with different head sizes. The set includes one each of the following head sizes, 3/4" 7/8", 5/16". These mallets will come in a variety of colors and are made with short, thin fiberglass shafts.

The Emil Richards Series provides an array of products each producing a unique sound created by Emil Richards, Mr. Hollywood Percussion, in the studios for TV and movies. Attention to musical nuance was key in the development of this series.

*Colors may vary from ones shown in photo due to production. Colors cannot be requested.


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Mike Balter ERSR Emil Richards Super Rub Mallets
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Percussion Source Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Bruce H: new rubs for my gong! May 14, 2013
Kay S asked: What is the length of the handle on these mallets? They don't look long enough to use for keyboard mallets. Dec 11, 2016
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Adam BStaff: Hi Kay,

These mallets are not meant to be played like tradition keyboard mallets. Rather than striking, these mallets are played by dragging across the surface of a drum head, cymbal, gong, or other percussion items. They are meant to be used to make sound effects. On a bass drum, this creates a 'roar' type sound. When played on gongs or cymbals you get similar 'haunted' type sounds. They are really fun!

The mallets have very thin handles and the length varies from about 7" to about 7 1/2" depending on the size of the ball on the mallet.

There are some great videos on YouTube of people playing these so you can hear, just search Mike Balter Super Rub Mallets. I'll also try and get something up on our Facebook page this week.

Dec 12, 2016
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