This four mallet series has been designed exclusively to the specifications of marimba soloist and percussion educator Mark Ford. Using a variety of rubber cores combined with an extra-soft yarn, the results are mallets that produce a legato tone at all dynamic levels. The unfinished natural birch handles allow the player additional control in demanding performance situations. In conjunction with Mark Ford, Innovative Percussion has designed this line of mallets to meet the needs of today's contemporary marimba soloist.<br><br><b>Features:</b><br><ul><li>Rubber cores to create a full, rich tone and warm fundamental</li><li>Unfinished natural birch handles</li><li>Extra-soft yarn wrap for minimal contact sound</li></ul><br />These four new models are an expansion of the popular mallet series designed to the specifications of marimba soloist and percussion educator Mark Ford. This series began with the previous addition of the IP800 to his original series, now renumbered as IP811. This series of four mallets features larger rubber cores for a full tone and stronger fundamental, while still using an extra-soft yarn to produce legato tone at all dynamic levels. These new models also feature natural birch handles, allowing the player additional control in demanding performance situations.