Encore Mallets – NZ4R



Brand: Encore Mallets, Inc.

Series: Nancy Zeltsman Series

Handle: Rattan

Hardness: Medium

Colour: Mocha


The Encore NZ4R Nancy Zeltsman “Medium” mallets are the ideal “tenor” mallet in a graduated set, because of their warm sound. For rolls and chorale playing in the medium-low register, they have a wonderful legato quality. I seldom use these above middle-C.

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