Brand: Encore Mallets, Inc.
Series: Naoko Takada Concerto Series
Hardness: Medium Soft
The Naoko Takada Concerto Series was designed in cooperation with internationally acclaimed marimba artist Naoko Takada, for marimbists desiring extra articulation and projection while maintaining the richness and full fundamental sound of a latex wrapped core. Encore’s hand-wrapped latex cores allow the creation of a surprisingly hard and clear sounding mallet without the addition of harsh overtones which usually accompany a mallet of that hardness. These mallets are harder, heavier, and brighter than both the NZ and NM Series mallets, making them particularly well suited for ensemble playing. Very hard, with birch shafts.