SIGNATURE SERIES

We are proud to introduce the David Herbert Signature Series of timpani mallets. Each pair features the same innovative carbon fiber (graphite) shaft as before – and every pair is handmade by JGpercussion.

Each model was created in collaboration with David Herbert – Principal Timpanist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Each stick is 14.5” long (37cm) and has a slight taper from the handle to the head of the mallet.

Descriptions in parenthesis denote the previous model number.


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DH1 “Mozart” (1WA)
Hard American felt over a small wood core. This is an articulate stick that works well for Mozart, Beethoven or any other music that requires the utmost of clarity.

“This stick gives a clear tone with rhythmic incisiveness.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 31mm
Weight (per stick): 39g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: wood
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH2 “Beethoven” (2F)
Soft American felt over a small felt core. This mallet gives a sound that has a combination of articulation and warm, full tone. Works well for rhythmic passages in Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and whenever a buoyant, clear sound is required.

“This is a wonderful stick for solo moments in the orchestra; it has a full sound with a clear rhythmic impetus. It is also a great mallet for solo repertoire.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 34mm
Weight (per stick): 38g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: small felt
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH3 “Tchaikovsky” (3W)
Soft German felt over a wood core. A great all-purpose timpani mallet. Ideal for all styles and genres, this stick has both rhythmic clarity and a smooth tone for rolls.

“The DH3 is one of the most versatile sticks in my case. It sounds great all of the time.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 33mm
Weight (per stick): 39g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: wood
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH4 “Medium Roller” (4F)
Soft German felt over a medium sized felt core. This mallet has a big legato sound for smooth sounding rolls on timpani of any size. Great for when a big presence is needed in the orchestra – it’s perfect for Mahler, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.

“I use this versatile mallet for the full dynamic spectrum including the loudest passages and the softest solo moments, like New England Triptych and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 38mm
Weight (per stick): 41g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: medium felt
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH5 “Ravel / Debussy” (5K)
Ball stick design with soft German felt over a cork core. Back by popular demand, this is an excellent ball-type roller mallet with a minimum of contact sound with the head. The tone quality is beautiful due to the lightweight construction.

“This mallet makes clear tones with a focused pitch.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 42mm
Weight (per stick): 40g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: cork
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH6 “Large Roller” (6F)
Soft German felt over a large felt core. This is the ultimate large roller mallet, with a dark sound that is smooth and legato. Great for powerful passages in Shostakovich and Wagner.
“This mallet has an enormous sound at all dynamic levels – for moments when full sonority is required at all dynamic levels.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 46mm
Weight (per stick): 43g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: large felt
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH7 “Rite of Spring” (L1WA)
Hard American felt over a large wood core. This is a rich and full sounding stick with a clean attack, perfect for driving the orchestra such as the majority of passages in Rite of Spring and the second movement of Beethoven Symphony #9.

“The construction of this mallet and combination of weight and materials delivers plenty of rhythmic drive and power.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 38mm
Weight (per stick): 43g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: large wood
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH8 “Haydn” (MWL)
Soft chamois leather over a wood core. This is a hard stick with a clean attack for extremes in articulation, perfect for Baroque music, or the music of Bach, Haydn or Mozart. Works well as a substitute for wood sticks on plastic heads, and the chamois leather eliminates unwanted contact sound.
“The most articulate mallet available and a perfect substitute for wood mallets, especially on modern instruments. Conductors love these mallets.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 28mm
Weight (per stick): 39g
Length: 14.5″ / 37cm
Core Material: wood
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH2G
Soft German felt over a small felt core. Articulate and warm, this mallet is capable of clean sounds and sustained pitch.
“This is my favorite stick for general playing.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 35mm
Weight (per stick): 38g
Length: 14.75″ / 37.5cm
Core Material: small felt
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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DH Custom Cork
Liner felt over a rounded cork core. More articulate than the DH1, and greater warmth compared to the DH8.

“Light and articulate with plenty of presence. Perfect for Rossini or anything with rapid-fire passages.” – David Herbert

Head Size: Ø 32mm
Weight (per stick): 38g
Length: 14.5″ / 37cm
Color: black
Core Material: cork ball
Shaft Material: carbon fiber

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