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Yamaha Keiko Abe Signature Heavy Very Hard Marimba Mallets

Model # MKA-02 By: Yamaha
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  • Overview

    • Very Hard Cores
    • Heavy
    • Rattan Shafts
    • Top Octave of Marimba Will Speak Loudly
    • Works Well on Xylophone
    • Can Use for Multi-Percussion
  • Item Details

    Not for the faint of heart, these mallets are extremely hard, which gives them a bite and brightness few others can match. Ever notice that when you play on the top end of the marimba, you get far more contact and frame noise than actual notes? That's not a problem with these mallets. To prevent accidental mismatching, these mallets have a thin layer of pink tape just underneath the head.

    Keiko mallets are also very heavy, which adds immensely to their sound in both volume and depth. The rattan shafts are flexible, meant for marimbists who play with traditional grip (though any grip will work just fine). Because this particular model is so hard, they also have other not-so-obvious uses:
    • As a warm xylophone mallet
    • As a multi-percussion mallet
    • As a wood block mallet

    Keiko Abe is linked to the marimba the way Isaac Stern was linked to the violin, or Yo Yo Ma to the cello. She has given master classes at leading music conservatories in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, she has recorded extensively on the Denon label, and has received numerous awards, including being the first woman inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. Abe is a Professor of Music at Toho Gauken School of Music in Tokyo, maintains a full schedule of composing and touring, and has released more than 20 recordings.
  • Specifications

    Name Yamaha Keiko Abe Signature Heavy Very Hard Marimba Mallets
    Brand Yamaha
    Model # MKA-02
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 9353 not found]
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    Number of Orchestra Bells
    Number of Crotales
    Number of Vibes
    Number of Chimes
    Number of Pans
    Number of Xylophones
    Number of Marimbas
    Number of Timpani Sets
    Includes Rhythm Section
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    SeriesKeiko Abe
    ColorRed, White
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    HardnessVery Hard
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    ArtistAbe, Keiko
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    Includes Tuning Slide Trigger
    Marching Tuba Type
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    Includes Head
    Is Mountable
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    Shaft MaterialRattan
    Carrier Connection Type
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    Is Tiltable
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    Base Type
    Is Height Adjustable 
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  • Returns & Shipping


    If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund, store credit, or a one-for-one exchange, on nearly everything in the store. The products must be in the condition in which you received them, in the original box and packaging.

    To see instructions on how to return items, please check out our Return Policy.


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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