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StoutWorks Sound Enhanced Series (SES)
- marimba mallets for the discerning professional

Ordering:  StoutWorks Sound Enhanced Series marimba mallets are made to order through this website and PayPal.  Once an order is paid for, I will then make them, in the order received.  If there are a lot of orders, there may be a waiting period to make and ship your mallets.  I can only make 3-5 sets per week.  Each mallet is completely made and wrapped by hand, and tested by Gordon Stout. The SES LG mallets are wrapped by Leah Gardner.   

PayPal.  Shipping is automatically included in the PayPal cart when you check out.  If you are from New York state, sales tax is included in the price of the mallets.  When checking out, make sure to include your email address - I will immediately write you to discuss handle finish, yarn and thread color options.  You may also write me about the SES LG mallets for selections.

 Handles.  All StoutWorks marimba mallets are made with arrow shaft grade cedar.  Cedar is a softer wood than the normal birch, and is therefore more flexible (closer to rattan), having a great feel in the hands.  Since it is a softer wood, it is never recommended that you play with these mallets on the ends of the bars, on vibraphone, or any percussion instruments.  The SES 1N,  SES 2R, and SES LG handles are the standard birch thickness and length.  The SES 1L mallets have a larger and thicker handle.  They are all designed for "normal" marimba performance.  They come in four difference finishes:

1. natural wood, sanded, no finish.

2.  natural wood, sanded, poly finish (two coats).

3.  sanded, light colored stain, poly finish.

4.  sanded, dark colored stain, poly finish.

You choose the option you prefer.

Cores.  The SES 1N,  SES 1L, and SES LG mallets have a polyester plastic core, fabricated by Doug DeMorrow.  They are covered with two thin layers of latex rubber, and then with adhesive backed surgical grade felt (no felt on the SES LG mallets).  The SES 2R has a rosewood core, made from rosewood pieces from the undercuts of the marimba bars, and with a brass insert added for weight (the same as the orchestral bell mallets made by DeMorrow).

Yarn.  They are all wrapped with a yarn that consists of 60% Fine Superwash Merino wool, 20% Mulberry silk, and 20% Polyamide.  All StoutWorks sets are graduated in hardness:  #1, softest(yellow marking), for the bass.  #2/3 slightly harder, as a pair(blue marking).  #4, slightly harder (red marking).  The graduation in hardness is smooth from stick to stick.  It currently comes in black, light brown, blue and red colors.  You choose the color you prefer.

The SES LG sticks are wrapped with a combination of wool and acrylic yarn, and are made and sold in pairs:  SES LG-S (soft-black marking), SES LG-MS (medium soft-blue marking), SES LG-MH (medium hard-yellow marking), and SES LG-H (hard-white marking).

Thread.  The SES 1N, 1L, 2R mallets are sown with a waxed nylon thread, that currently comes in the following colors:  red, white, blue, green, dark brown.  You choose the color you prefer.

SES 1N $200 plus shipping.
- Sound Enhanced Series 1N (Normal length/thickness of handle)

SES 1N  Shown in natural wood with poly finish, black yarn and red thread.

SES 1L $200 plus shipping
- Sound Enhanced Series 1L (thicker and longer handles)

SES 1L Shown in natural wood handles, light brown yarn, green thread.

SES 2R $225 plus shipping
- Sound Enhanced Series 2R (rosewood cores)

SES 2R shown with light color stained and poly finish handles, blue yarn, and green thread.

SES LG-S $90/pair plus shipping
- Sound Enhanced Series by Leah Gardner. Soft.

Shown with dark stained handles, and dark and light purple yarn.

SES LG-MS $90/pair plus shipping.
- Sound Enhanced Series by Leah Gardner. Medium Soft.

Shown with light stained handles and dark and light purple yarn.

SES LG-MH $90/pair plus shipping.
- Sound Enhanced Series by Leah Gardner. Medium Hard.

Shown with natural wood finish and blue and purple yarn.

SES LG-H $90/pair plus shipping.
- Sound Enhanced Series by Leah Gardner. Hard.

Shown with unfinished handles and light blue with purple yarn.
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