There are three variants of the wooden xylophone heads. The X + has a metal insert inside to increase weight, while maintaining a small head diameter.
The head with a diameter of 24 mm made of hard rubber (Vacuum casted rubber exclusively from FS laboratories) is equivalent to the hardness of the hardest marimba mallets. They are best suited for practicing or accompanying.
The head with a diameter of 24 mm is made of very hard rubber. The hardness of the material is chosen somewhere on the imaginary boundary between hard rubber and soft plastic.
X2 Medium and Medhard
Larger variant of FSX1. The head has a diameter of 30 mm. They are best suited for orchestral rehersals and perfect in lower instrument register.
Taperred rattan (pure rattan) has the best sound properties. For rubber heads, we most often use a classic rattan 8-9 mm in diameter or a symmetrical beech shaft 8 mm in length 36 cm.
The best sound properties have heads on brushed rattan (pure rattan). Another variant of the shaft for all types of heads is the classic rattan 8-9 mm in diameter or a symmetrical beech shaft 8 mm in length 32 cm.
Two head sizes: Z1 24 mm and Z2 30 mm. The heads produce bright sound without excessive high frequencies and can be carefully used on a xylophone.
Polyurethan with insert
polyurethane heads with weights have a rich and mellow sound over the entire range of the instrument. The longer reverberation and colorful tone will overall enhance the sound quality of each instrument.
Round heads with a diameter of 24 mm are a bit harder than Z1. Ringing character, universal on a whole range of instrument.
Classic brass ball heads with thread (for the possibility of exchange), with diameters:
Z4 – 10 mm
Z5 – 13 mm
Z6 – 15 mm.
These precision turned heads are most often supplied on a 4 mm laminate shaft with a knurled tube on the handle with a length of 35 cm and a width of 6 – 7 mm at the holding point. Z4 and Z5 with thread can only be replaceable on laminate shafts with a screw end. Z6 – can be on all types of stems, but we recommend tapered pure rattan.
|Shaft - beech||rattan||tapered rattan|
|X1 - Medium||1 pair 27€||1 pair 32€||1 pair 40€|
|X1 - MedHard||1 pair 27€||1 pair 32€||1 pair 40€|
|X2 - MedHard||1 pair 27€||1 pair 32€||1 pair 40€|
|X2 - Medium||1 pair 27€||1 pair 32€||1 pair 40€|
|X - Hard Wood||1 pair 32€||1 pair 36€||1 pair 42€|
|X+ - Hard Wood with insert||1 pair 36€||1 pair 40€||1 pair 46€|
|XL - Hard wood||1 pair 40€||1 pair 44€||1 pair 50€|
|Shaft - laminate||beech||rattan||tapered rattan|
|Z1 - plastic 24 mm||1 pair 36€||1 pair 30€||1 pair 34€||1 pair 42€|
|Z1+ - plastic with brass insert 24 mm||X||1 pair 40€||1 pair 44€||1 pair 52€|
|Z2 - plastic 30 mm||1 pair 36€||1 pair 30€||1 pair 34€||1 pair 42€|
|Z3 - silon 25 mm||1 pair 36€||X||X||1 pair 42€|
|Z4 - brass 10 mm||1 pair 40€||X||X||X|
|Z5 - brass 13 mm||1 pair 40€||X||X||1 pair 52€|
|Z6 - brass 15 mm||1 pair 40€||1 pair 32€||1 pair 36€||1 pair 52€|