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SURDO MALLETS
Marko Percussion surdo mallets are designed to be the best sounding, best feeling and most durable surdo mallets available. I make a full range of surdo mallets for all types of drums and styles of music. The unique multi-stage mallet head is hand-wrapped with synthetic yarn in your choice of colors. Mallet handles are available in BAHIA, with hand-finished hardwood shafts and RIO, polished aircraft-aluminum tubing with padded cork handgrip. Both Bahia and Rio are made in three sizes (small, medium and large) and two mallet-head types, softcore and hardcore. Design your own mallets from the specs below or contact me to create the ideal mallets for your instrument and playing style.
Bahia Mallets
For a rootsy skin-on-wood feeling. Bahia hardwood shafts are triple-sanded, oiled and waxed, leaving the woodgrain open for a warm, natural handfeel.
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BAHIA SMALL SOFTCORE
Best for drums 14"-18" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. Producing a warm, full sound with a lighter-feeling mallet. Great for softer playing in a band or dance class.
$18/ea
L = 13"
H = 2 1/2"
S = 3/4"
BAHIA SMALL HARDCORE
Best for drums 14"-18" in dia. with natural or nappa heads. Gives a distinct, articulate sound with less force from the player. Strong definition for 3rd surdo, djundjun or rolling parts in the bloco .
$18/ea
L = 13"
H = 2 1/2"
S = 3/4"
BAHIA MEDIUM SOFTCORE
Best for drums 18"-22" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. A warm, full sound with a light, bouncy feel and enough weight for playing full volume. Your basic surdo mallet for playing almost all parts in the bateria.
$20/ea
L = 14"
H = 2 3/4"
S = 3/4"
BAHIA MEDIUM HARDCORE
Best for drums 18"-22" dia. A harder, cutting sound for corte parts in samba-reggae and 3rd surdo parts in samba batucada. Harder mallets cut through, giving more volume with less effort. Especially designed for nappa heads.
$20/ea
L = 14"
H = 2 1/4"
S = 3/4"
BAHIA LARGE SOFTCORE
Best for drums 22"-30" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. Producing a full, dark sound at maximum volume, this full-size mallet has enough weight for the largest instruments, but is still light enough for fast, rhythmic parts. Ideal for the "big booms" in Samba-Rio or Samba-Reggae. Especially designed for nappa heads.
$22/ea
L = 15 1/2 "
H = 3"
S = 7/8"
BAHIA LARGE HARDCORE
Best for drums 22"-30" in dia. For a strong, commanding sound in the bloco or bateria. The best mallet for the larger nappa-covered surdos in Samba-Reggae groups or Escolas de Samba. The biggest, heaviest, loudest mallet I make!
$22/ea
L = 15 1/2 "
H = 2 1/2 "
S = 7/8"
Rio Mallets
A light, fast tubular aluminum shaft for maximum articulation and visual impact. Producing a distinctive rim-click, aircraft aluminum tubing is the high-tech solution for speed, lightness and strength. Plush cork handgrip stays secure under all conditions, allowing greater volume with less fatigue. ("Aircraft aluminum" is the layman's term for 6061 T-6 hardened aluminum alloy tubing, .049" x 3/4" in this case.)
RIO SMALL SOFTCORE
Best for drums 14"-18" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. Producing a warm, full sound with a lighter-feeling mallet. Great for softer playing in a band or dance class.
$25/ea
L = 13"
H = 2 1/2"
S = 3/4"
RIO SMALL HARDCORE
Best for drums 14"-18" in dia. with natural or nappa heads. Gives a distinct, articulate sound with less force from the player. Strong definition for 3rd surdo, djundjun or rolling parts in the bloco .
$25/ea
L = 13"
H = 2"
S = 3/4"
RIO MEDIUM SOFTCORE
Best for drums 18"-22" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. A warm, full sound with a light, bouncy feel and enough weight for playing full volume. Your basic surdo mallet for playing almost all parts in the bateria.
$25/ea
L = 14"
H = 2 3/4"
S = 3/4"
RIO MEDIUM HARDCORE
Best for drums 18"-22" dia. A harder, cutting sound for corte parts in samba-reggae and 3rd surdo parts in samba batucada. Harder mallets cut through, giving more volume with less effort. Especially designed for nappa heads.
$25/ea
L = 14"
H = 2 1/4"
S = 3/4"
RIO LARGE SOFTCORE
Best for drums 22"-30" in dia. with plastic or natural heads. Producing a full, dark sound at maximum volume, this full-size mallet has enough weight for the largest instruments, but is still light enough for fast, rhythmic parts. Ideal for the "big booms" in Samba-Rio or Samba-Reggae. Especially designed for nappa heads.
$30/ea
L = 15 1/2"
H = 3 "
S = 3/4 "
RIO LARGE HARDCORE
Best for drums 22"-30" in dia. For a strong, commanding sound in the bloco or bateria. The best mallet for the larger nappa-covered surdos in Samba-Reggae groups or Escolas de Samba. The biggest, heaviest, loudest mallet I make!
$30/ea
L = 15 1/2"
H = 2 1/2"
S = 3/4 "
Design Your Own Mallets...
Just select each of the categories below:

MODEL Bahia or Rio
SIZE S, M, L
TYPE Softcore or Hardcore
HEAD COLORS

All mallets are available in your choice of the following colors: White, yellow, pink, orange, red, green, blue and black.

SOFTCORE mallets may be ordered in a two-color swirl-wrap OR in a solid color with contrasting or matching crown stitching.

HARDCORE mallets available only in solid colors with contrasting or matching crown stitching..

Express yourself visually with your favorite colors from your Escola de Samba or Orixá.
CUSTOM WORK
(optional)

I can custom-make any size, weight or hardness of mallet required for virtually any percussion instrument, i.e., gongs, tam tams, concert bass drums, steel drums, etc.

TAMBORIM BEATERS
Hand-made Marko Percussion tamborim beaters give maximum control and efficiency. Flexible delrin® rods are bonded into tubular aircraft aluminum handles. Light and rigid, tubular handles provide superior grip without flexing or slipping. Super-durable delrin® plastic rods give a brilliant attack on the tamborim, repinique, timbales or any other percussion instrument.
T-35 TAMBORIM BEATER
Three 5mm delrin® rods bonded into a polished aluminum handle. With a sharp, aggressive attack, the T-35 is the standard tamborim beater for section playing in Escolas de Samba.

$20/ea
Rods = 9 1/2 " x 3mm (3/16")
H = 5"
L = 14"
T-73 TAMBORIM BEATER
Seven 3mm delrin® rods bonded into a polished aluminum handle. Seven thin rods give a splashy, lower-pitched dirty-sounding attack. Excellent for soloing or as a contrast to the sound of the triple beater.

$20/ea
Rods = 9 " x 3mm (3/16")
H = 5"
L = 14"

T-35 XL TAMBORIM BEATER
Three 5mm delrin® rods bonded into a polished aluminum handle. With a sharp, aggressive attack, the T-35 is the standard tamborim beater for section playing in Escolas de Samba. Tubular handle is wrapped with cork handgrip for extra power and control.

$25/ea
Rods = 10 " x 5mm (3/16")
H = 7 "
L = 17"
T-73 XL TAMBORIM BEATER
Seven 3mm delrin® rods bonded into a polished aluminum handle. Seven thin rods give a splashy, lower-pitched, dirty-sounding attack. Excellent for soloing or as a contrast to the sound of the triple beater. Tubular handle is wrapped with cork handgrip for extra power and control.
$25/ea
Rods = 9 1/2" x 3mm (1/8")
H = 7 "
L = 16 1/2"
REPINIQUE STICKS
Marko Percussion repinique sticks are made of flexible and durable delrin® plastic rods bonded to comfortable and secure rubber handgrips. Ideal for use in samba-reggae as well as for playing zabumba (bottom side), caixa, tamborim, tom-toms, etc.
R-16 REPINIQUE STICKS
Medium-weight flexible sticks for lighter playing on the repinique or other percussion instruments.
$10/ea
Rods = 11 " x 6mm (1/4")
Grip = 5 "
L = 16"
R-18 REPINIQUE STICKS
Heavy-weight flexible sticks for full-out playing on the repinique or other drums.
$10/ea
Rods = 11 " x 8mm (")
Grip = 5 "
L = 16"
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Accessories, etc.
HEAVY-DUTY DRUM SLING
Overbuilt with super-durable 2" nylon webbing, nautical snap-swivels, and a plush shoulder pad, this versatile drumsling has no equal. Can be used as shoulder sling or waist sling, left or right-handed. Nickel-plated snap-swivels fit easily over standard Brazilian 1/4" hardware. No more struggling to hook or unhook from your surdo, repinique, caixa or djembe. The HEAVY-DUTY DRUMSLING will last a lifetime. Fits all drums, fits all drummers.
$30/ea
Webbing = 80" long x 2" wide
Pad = 12" long x 2" wide
WIHA DRUMKEY
This German-made precision drumkey makes tuning fast and easy. Chrome-vanadium steel socket fits all surdos, repiniques, caixas and cuicas with standard Brazilian 3/8" tuning nuts. Large bright yellow plastic handle is easy to find in the gig-bag. A bateria favorite.
$10/ea
Shaft = 7"
Handle = 4"
Socket = 1 1/2” deep
GANZAZINHO DE BOMBOM
A pocket-sized candy can shaker. This little chocalho produces a myriad of sounds. With just the right amount of secret filler material (#8 quail shot) the ganzazinho de bombom is perfect for samba pagode or discrete MPB accompaniment. Not a phony egg or vegetable, the ganzazinho de bombom will not endanger your reputation.
$5/ea
Dia. = 3"-4"