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Percussion Equipment


BASIC PERCUSSION STICK AND MALLET REQUIREMENT BY YEAR
Georgia College Department of Music
 
 Freshmen:  You should have at least this equipment when you come to school
 
 

Equipment

Recommended: (any of these are ok)

 

Choose one from each category

Basic stick bag

Steve Weiss pro stick bag – 18" X 22" or

 

Promark DSB1 Deluxe-14" X 17" or

Promark JSB5 Jumbo – 17" X 19" or

 

 

 

snare sticks

Firth General SD1      or

 

Cooperman "Mike Rosen #6"     or

Promark TX2B – Hickory

 

 

Marimba mallets
(2 pair)

Mike Balter Ensemble series -13 blue yarn w/ birch handles
or

 

Mike Balter Ultimate series – 113 blue cord with birch handles
or

 

Steve Weiss R3 med hard marimba

 

 

Timpani mallets

Firth VFT1 general mallets     or

 

Balter MBT3 general mallets     or

Black Swamp David Gross DG2 general                or

 

Encore Payson General T103

 
SOPHOMORE YEAR ADD THE FOLLOWING:
 

Equipment

Recommended:

 

Choose at least one from each category if more than one is listed

snare sticks

Promark RB       or

 

Regal Tip 5A or 7A nylon tip

 

 

xylophone mallets

Musser M4    or

 

Malletech Or42B    or

 

Mike Balter black birch 04BB med

 

 

Bell mallets

Musser M24    or

 

Malletech Or39R    or

 

Musser M1 yellow (soft)

 

 

Timpani mallets

Firth T2 Cartwheel    or

 

Balter legato mallet    or

 

Encore Payson soft mallet T104  

 
JUNIOR YEAR ADD THE FOLLOWING:
 

Snare sticks
 

Firth Bolero sticks SD2

marimba mallets
 
 

Balter 84 B medium soft blue
and
Balter xsoft burgundy

xylophone mallets
 

Balter Grandioso Unwound XL Birch – Med. Lgreen rubber (Bal-104B)

Timpani mallets
 
 
 

Firth American Custom Timpani – Staccato
(VIC-VFT3)
or
Saul Goodman Timpani mallets - #2 Staccato
(CAL-602sg)

Specialty sticks, brushes, bass drum mallets, gong mallet,  triangles, triangle beaters, etc.

 
 

 
SENIOR YEAR ADD THE FOLLOWING:
 

Snare sticks
 
 

Any that you want for your own personal playing. 

marimba mallets

get a second pair of each of the mallets listed in the junior year so that you have two pairs of each hardness of mallet:  Balter 84 B medium soft blue
and  Balter xsoft burgundy

Xylophone mallets

Balter Grandioso Unwound XL Birch hard Grey rubber (BAL 1065B) AND
Balter Grandioso Unwound XL Birch soft tan rubber
(BAL 102B)

Bells

 
Balter Grandioso Unwound XL Birch – Hard 7/8" brass (BAL 109B)

Timpani mallets

 
Firth American Custom wood mallet (VIC VFT 5)


 

 

 

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