Merlin | Legato
Our Sleight of Hand Series uses the traditional cores that you’re used to - wood, cork and compressed hard felt - and combines them with something totally new. This is the first timpani mallet line to use 100% synthetic material wraps - polyester, nylon, and acrylic fibers woven into different styles of sherpa and fleece fabrics - which means these wraps are vastly more durable and more consistent than their traditional German or American felt counterparts. The synthetic fibers don’t need to be voiced, won’t breakdown over time from the dirt and oils in your hands or on the drums, and will endure many years of regular playing before ever needing to be rewrapped. Oh yeah, and when they do need to be rewrapped, we’ll do it for free!
And the best part - they sound freakin’ great on the drums and feel even better in your hands. The 15" long woven carbon fiber handles provide a perfect balance and the gloss-finish makes it easier to keep a snug grip, even with sweaty hands. If you prefer bamboo, you can select it from the drop-down menu above! Our bamboo handles are pitch-matched and exact weight-matched to the gram and finished to perfection with a satiny feel.
Core: 1 1/4" wood ball
Wrap: Heavyweight polyester sherpa with felt liner
Handle material: Woven carbon fiber or hand-selected single-knot tonkin bamboo
Handle length: 15"
Handle diameter: 1/2"
We offer a totally free rewrap service on all of our fabric or felt-covered mallets including bass drum beaters, timpani mallets, and suspended cymbal mallets. Go to our Lifetime Rewraps page to learn more.