13 Best Drum & Percussion Mallets

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Drum & Percussion Mallets in 2020


Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside Pocket and Floor Tom Hooks – for Mallets, Brushes and Other Common Accessories As Well, Black (MSB-1)

Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside Pocket and Floor Tom Hooks – for Mallets, Brushes and Other Common Accessories As Well, Black (MSB-1)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Shappy Bell Mallets Glockenspiel Sticks, Rubber Mallet Percussion with Wood Handle, 15 Inch Long (Black)

Shappy Bell Mallets Glockenspiel Sticks, Rubber Mallet Percussion with Wood Handle, 15 Inch Long (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Quantity: 1 pair of bell mallets; Material: maple handle and rubber head; Color: wood color and black
  • Glockenspiel sticks overall length: approx. 15 inch; Wooden handle length: approx. 13.8 inch; Rubber ball diameter: approx. 1.2 inch
  • Long wooden handles: solid handles offer durable and nice grip, and provide players with an increased reach range
  • Rubber ball mallets: the rubber heads are heavy, make the players easy to get enough sound out of the various percussions
  • Usage: good for articulation on marimbas, xylophones, and auxiliary percussion instruments such as woodblocks, etc.; Great for glockenspiel performance with beautiful sound

Remo KD-5816-01 Kids Percussion Gathering Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 16"

Remo KD-5816-01 Kids Percussion Gathering Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 16
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Size: 8 x 16 inches

Jili Online Hand Percussion Hand Drum Mallets Lollipop Head for Baby Children Music Toys

Jili Online Hand Percussion Hand Drum Mallets Lollipop Head for Baby Children Music Toys
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Good drum mallets are great tools to help the drummers to beat beautiful drum sounds
  • This amazing drum is strongly recommended
  • Made of plastic, round tip design
  • Easy to hold, durable, exquisite and long lifespan
  • With this fabulous drum sticks

Vic Firth V240 Bell Kit Mallets

Vic Firth V240 Bell Kit Mallets
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Vic Firth Model#V240

Promark MT3 Multi-Purpose Felt Mallet

Promark MT3 Multi-Purpose Felt Mallet
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Shira Kashi Oak handle for added weight without increased diameter
  • Soft felt head for use on timpani, concert toms and suspended cymbal
  • Ideal mallet for cymbal swells
  • Gradual taper for quick motion
  • All Promark drumsticks are designed and manufactured in the USA

Moozikpro Percussion Mallets Kit - Student Intermediate Level - Versatile Nylon Bag & Free Tape

Moozikpro Percussion Mallets Kit - Student Intermediate Level - Versatile Nylon Bag & Free Tape
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • GREAT FOR STUDENTS - Intermediate level designed for classrooms bands & orchestras
  • MOST ESSENTIAL SET - 5A drum sticks, BB2 marimba & M6&M3 timpani mallet for focused and warm sound
  • PREMIUM WOODEN HANLDES - Shock absorbing hickory & light fast-playing maple gives more control
  • VERSATILE BAG - Additional 2 pockets for drum sticks, shoulder strap & floor tom straps with clips
  • FREE DRUMMER'S STICK TAPE - For reduced slippage and comfortable grip

Zildjian Professional Wire Brushes, Retractable

Zildjian Professional Wire Brushes, Retractable
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Zildjian's most popular brushes
  • Quieter traditional brush sound when pushed out
  • Retract for greater volume and articulation
  • Comfortable rubber handles
  • Diam: .550", Bristle spread: 6"

Remo ET-7110-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 10"

Remo ET-7110-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 10
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Brand: Remo
  • Product Code: ET711000
  • 10 inch Lollipop Drum
  • Acoustic on Shell
  • Part of the Remo Kid's Percussion Collection
  • Easy for little hands to hold
  • Kids love the lollipop design and the easy-hold design let's them tap out a rhythm easily
  • Comes with a multi-color mallet
  • The innovative and colorful design makes drumming even more appealing to kids
  • Kids will learn drum beats quickly and easily

Rhythm Band RB2315 Medium-Density Rubber Mallets 8 1/2" Long, 3/4" Diameter, Abs Handle

Rhythm Band RB2315 Medium-Density Rubber Mallets 8 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 5/32" ABS Polystyrine Handle, 12" Length

Dovewill 2PCS Bass Drum Mallet Drum Stick Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Best

Dovewill 2PCS Bass Drum Mallet Drum Stick Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Best
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • High quality wool felt head and stainless steel hand grip.
  • Strong & durable wool felt head with strong elastic.
  • Stainless steel hand grip with non-slip holster and rope for skid resistance.
  • Material: Stainless Steel,Wool Felt
  • Color: White

Zildjian Cymbal Mallets, Black

Zildjian Cymbal Mallets, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • The standard Zildjian mallet
  • Versatile design for all applications
  • Mounted on a 7A Hickory drumstick, Diam: .525"
  • Wound yarn head
  • Also available in natural color

Vic Firth American Custom Timpani -- General Mallets (T1)

Vic Firth American Custom Timpani -- General Mallets (T1)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Model T1
  • Length: 14.5"
  • Diameter: 1.5"
  • For all-around playing
  • Produces rich sound yet is capable of rhythmic clarity

Dream Theater's Octavarium Gives Band Songwriting Cred

The band has managed to create an album that the average music fan can enjoy with melodies and straight driving drumming from Portnoy for the most part,allowing sonic pleasures rarely given from the New York based prog-rockers.

Sure, it is cool to hear musicians who can ACTUALLY play their instruments these days. It is nice to have the drum idols and guitar icons still existing in this world of musical mediocrity that is spoon fed to us on a daily basis thanks to Clear Channel executives and radio station managers who quite honestly lack the balls and guts to allow creative growth and freedom amongst different genre's other than the typical straight forward rock like Creed or 3 Doors Down.

Drummer Mike Portnoy has been widely considered in many rock drumming circles as the next Neil Peart. Personally, I find this to be off the chart insanity. Peart and Portnoy should not even be in the same sentence as both have charted two totally different musical directions.

Peart-has developed his own signature sound and drum patterns. Some even go as far as to call it "Neil Bop",plus Peart is responsible for writing and recording some of the most successful music in rock history if not music history. It is doubtful that Dream Theater will ever write an album as musically brilliant as Rush's Moving Pictures or other Rush albums such as Signal, Grace Under Pressure, or Power Windows. But they will sure as hell make you believe they have tried.

Their musical egoes get in the way. Between John Petrucci needing to shred a thousand notes every 45 seconds and Jordan Rudess needing to sound just like Petrucci half the time with keyboard sounds so annoying you can't figure out which artist is playing what notes. Bassist John Myung is really the true underdog in the band as he has been buried in the mix so much over the years,that half of the time you are not even aware that he is in the band.

You would swear the other members of Dream Theater had Michael Anthony from Van Halen handling bass guitar duties the way he is lost in the individual song structures. But you sure can hear the howling of James LaBrie,whose vocals at times can make you squirm and yet at other times make you want to cry.

With Octavarium Dream Theater finally puts most of their problems listed above to rest.

The band has managed to create an album that the average music fan can enjoy with melodies and straight driving drumming from Portnoy for the most part,allowing sonic pleasures rarely given from the New York based prog-rockers.

At times during the record if you closed your eyes you would swear you were in the middle of an obscure U2 record mixed in with Muse,Coldplay, and some odd but beautiful Pink Floyd esque style of music.

Highlights on the disc include "Right Beside You" which could easily become the first memorable radio hit for the band if Atlantic Records plays its cards right,"Sacrificed Sons" which is a fitting tribute to victims of 9-11 as well as a nod to troops fighting the war on terror across the world, and the title track "Octavarium" that features an appearance from Jordan Rudess on slide-guitar,bringing listeners back to moments where we were treated to music like this from none other than David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

Simply chilling and beautiful, Rudess finds his niche on most of the tracks and plays in the pocket.

James LaBrie has managed to soften is attack and now harmonizes with the best of him,more than likely because of the stunning work he did on "Elements of Persuasion" a solo effort he released earlier in the year.

The band does not forget its metal roots at all. "The Root of All Evil","Panic Attack", and Portnoy's ode to certain ungrateful fans "Never Enough".

With near perfect releases such as "Images and Words","Scenes From A Memory", and now "Octavarium", Dream Theater might have finally discovered how to write music that does not require an eye chart to focus.

Dream Theater is about to embark on one of its biggest tours ever,"Gigantour" being headlined by metal veterans Megadeth. The tour also features Symphony X, Anthrax,Fear Factory, and Dillenger Escape Plan.

Octavarium-4 stars out of 5

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