Early in 2003, I came across some huge 45mm superballs and decided to experiment. My goal was to design a superball mallet
that would play well on BIG drums (taikos, djun djuns, ceremonial drums, etc.) I'm quite proud of what I came up with.
These "MEGA mallets" are nearly 18" in total length with a comfortable 5/8" solid oak shaft. The knobs (or 'end
caps') on the rear of the shaft add to playing comfort and help prevent slippage. Despite their size, they are as
perfectly balanced as my regular mallets. Like my regular mallets, MEGA mallet shafts are treated for resistance to moisture,
mildew and splintering...and the superballs won't slip off the shaft!
This is a very specialized mallet, certainly not for everyone. If you play big drums, you owe it to yourself to own a
pair of these. You've never heard big drums played with such finesse as is possible when superballs strike the head.
Handcrafted in Santa Fe, NM, MEGA mallets cost $25. a pair and ship Priority Mail (in the US) for $8.00. Shipping may
be discounted for multiple mallet orders.