1 1/4" Ebonite (EB3)
Big, bold sound with a more overtly dark character than the smaller sizes, but with great resilience off the bar. Perfect for Shosty 5, Polka and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Ebonite is a hard, extruded natural rubber material. On xylophone, our hand-turned Ebonite sticks produce a pure and articulate sound, suitable for lots of general playing, but with an underlying warmth not found in phenolic and exotic hardwood sticks. While they are relatively light-weight, they produce a surprisingly full-bodied sound with an exceptional spread of high and low overtones. They have terrific resilience off the bar resulting in a very comfortable feel in the hand. On glock, the Ebonite produces a very warm, elegant sound with a clear attack. Extremely useful for a wide range of playing on glock, especially where blend and warmth are needed without losing clarity. NOTE: Each mallet head is hand turned, and variations in the smoothness/finish due to the turning and the natural product cause individual differences. We carefully match them, and guarantee that the sound produced is even.