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Superball Friction Mallets

2 Friction Mallet (FM) Sizes: Large & Medium

Friction Mallets for Paiste Gongs & Chinese Gongs & Tam Tams

Friction Mallets glossy matted super balls Friction Mallets matted eyeballs

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Description: Each Friction Mallet has two Superballs attached to a plastic coated cable, so you get double the pleasure! The cable is flexible, but not flimsy, so you can maintain control over the mallets.  Also, one end of the cable has a large Superball and the other end has a small Superball, so you get two different sounds.


Large FM has a large ball on one end & medium ball on other end  

Medium FM has a medium ball on one end & small ball on other end

For gongs which are under 20" we recommend for the medium Friction Mallet.  For gongs that are 20" or larger both medium and large work great.  And all sizes are great on medium & large gongs. 

The larger the ball the lower the pitch; the smaller the ball the higher the pitch. 

Two Textures: Friction mallets come in shinny texture & matted texture.  The shinny work better on Chinese gongs such as Sabian Chinese Gongs or Wuhan Chau Gongs (aka Tam Tams), Wind Gongs (aka Feng Gongs), Pasi Gongs, Tiger Gongs, Tibetan Gongs, large singing bowls, drums such bodhrans & frame drums, congas & more.  The matted texture works better on Paiste Gongs & Meinl Gongs.

Ways to Use Friction Mallets: Press and rub one or both Superballs against the face of the gong.  Note, holding the cable closer to the Superball tends to give the player more control over the Superball.  Also, tapping or bouncing one or both Superballs upon the gong enables the Superball to function, more or less, as a traditional mallet.  Since the cable is flexible you can get creative; i.e., play with the timing of the strikes, such as by letting one ball strike a split second after the first ball; or letting them both bounce freely and spontaneously.  You can even rub and tap together; that is, tap one ball against the gong while rubbing the other ball.

Review: "When I first received my gong from ArtDrum.com I had some basic mallets, but when I received my custom Rubber Ball Mallets from them, that's when things really changed. The sounds they make are absolutely wonderful and my clients always have amazing experiences. I'm very happy with the service and products and highly recommend them!


"Ricky Goodall", Nova Scotia, Canada, Professional Lifestyle Coach, Elevated Lifestyle

Delivery: USPS, typically arrives in 2 - 5 business days in the U.S.

Price includes shipping to all U.S. states





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