Wooden shaft / Length: 38 cm
Rattan shaft: 38.5 cm, +6 €
Int head: medium thermoplastic + silicone
Wool tension: high
Weight: +/- 39-40 gr
The Nuno Aroso signature series are meant to be the choice the percussionist who looks for great sound quality, projection and versatility both in chamber music or solo performances. This Series has good balanced in all the range of the marimba, and it is focus on the deepness and sound projection, with a good sense of the first contact on the Marimba.
This series is designed by professor and percussion soloist Nuno Aroso together with Elite Mallets.
Thermoplastic interior head with different silicone rings to offer a powerful in lowest part of the instrument with soft models 1 & 2; and brilliant sound in medium and hard models.
In between the different, the mallets have a different weight balance. Numbers 1 and 2 are heavier, with a great sound projection in lowest part of the instrument; and numbers 3, 4 and 5 have a lighter and brighter character, they offer a sound with tactile quality and projection. Because their plastic head, the softer models respond correctly when they play even on the fourth octave of the instrument. The models 3, 4 is able to sounds good in the whole range of the instrument and the model hard number 5 is a different concept than the usual for hard mallets, it’s a powerful model, and with a good control of attack, not at all aggressive with the instrument.
Nuno Aroso is an international concert performer of contemporary music and he teaches at Braga conservatory (Portugal).
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