Brand: Encore Mallets, Inc.
Series: Nancy Zeltsman Series
Hardness: Medium Harder
The Encore NZ2R Nancy Zeltsman “Medium Harder” mallets speak very easily, and produce a clear, warmer sound-perfect for playing a melody with the upper mallet. These are intended for more general use than the NZ1s.
One unique characteristic of my line is that the oval-shape of the mallet head is horizontal rather than vertical. I imagine (and maybe it’s true) that the width of the mallet activates more of the vertical grains of wood in every bar-thus contributing to a richer tone. Everything about the construction of my line of mallets-from the cores, to the latex, to the type of yarn-is aimed at helping you to produce a fundamental-rich tone.
– Nancy Zeltsman