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I'm finally trying to learn to bend notes on the vibraphone. I'm using some old rubber mallets to do the bending technique, but I wonder if anyone has recommendations for specific rubber mallets to use for this technique. Any clues?


tonymiceli Sun, 05/12/2024 - 17:29

YES use mallets for glockenspiel, then it will work easily!!!!! super hard mallets.
i wouldn't think rubber can work but maybe I'm wrong. when i did it, i used the glock mallets and it bent the notes.

for me it was a drag to have a mallet in my hand that was only good for a specific thing, know what i mean? i could use it in a chord with the other mallets.

tonymiceli Sun, 05/12/2024 - 17:30

ps my x was a chernikoff from vineland new jersey. not a very common name I think.