SV-40 is labelled as „clear cut“, which is our preferred term for what other brands would name “hard-very hard“. Yes, it is a mallet for special occasions, when a really metal bar needs to be heard , to cut through the percussion ensemble, through those drums and marimbas around you…But, despite its harsh and strong projection, this mallet will have more fundamental tone than most others you have played before, because of the head shape and size. The THINKING and sound approach for this mallet comes from a marimba-background, and this is one of the reasons WHY it has a more clear and good fundamental tone than any other „hard“ mallet you have used before. This mallet is also perfect for ragtime and a full-body sound on any 4 octave xylophone. Especially low quint-tuned bars will sound wonderful. We love it. Wrapped with practically indestructable synthetic blend yarn.
Use it on its own, as a set of four SV-40, or combine it with one SV-30 in the left hand. This will give you more „smoothness“ in the lower register of the Vibraphone, while the general sound will remain crisp and projective.
- Weight: 36g +/- 2g (depending on rattan)
- Head Size: 36 mm
- Color: creamy white / yellow stich
- Schlagkraft sound scale: 74-78