The Tafoya Signature Mallets use very high quality bamboo shafts that are slightly shorter and thinner than our Artist’s Choice bamboo mallets. The dimensions are 15″ length x approx 7/16″ diameter. The bamboo is finished using an amino flat finish that is both easy to grip and protects the bamboo from the elements. All shafts are hand-paired by weight, color and feel to ensure proper balance.
Quality wool felts are hand-sewn over radial wood cores that provide a perfect balance of sonic “attack” and “body”. The “inverted” layering of the felt is used so that extra clarity is produced across a very wide dynamic spectrum.
Designed in collaboration with renowned timpanist John Tafoya. “These mallets have been designed to deliver a super clear sound over a huge dynamic range. The bamboo is excellent and each mallet contains a custom rounded core. These terrific mallets are PERFECT for auditions!” – John Tafoya.
Please note that bamboo is a natural product. While we go to great lengths to pair shafts, variations in color, diameter, and straightness may occur.
General, Bamboo shaft
Articulate General, Bamboo shaft
Ultra Staccato, Bamboo shaft
Soft, Bamboo shaft