In 2014, I teamed up with Malletech to design my signature “go-to” marimba mallets. Crafted specifically to capture my sound and style, the IT13 mallets create fat low sounds, clear melodic sounds, and subtle soft sounds. They have a rubber-core and synthetic blend yarn, creating a subtle two-tone effect that produces quality sounds throughout the range of the marimba.

In addition to crafting the sound, Malletech and I also spent time on how the mallets feel in the hand. Using a distinct type of wood for the shaft, the mallets have a slight rebound to them, creating a subtle, feel-good bounce that is unique to the Malletech family of mallets. Available in mint green, the IT13’s are distributed worldwide via Mostly Marimba, Lone Star Percussion, and Steve Weiss Music.