Paul Chalklin produces excellent quality gong mallets in the UK. These mallets are similar to the Paiste mallets. In fact, Chalklin used to make Paiste's mallets back in the day, and still makes the higher numbered Paiste mallets. In our experience, the Chalklin wooden mallets are easier to work with than the Paiste metal mallets because they do not weigh as much. Wooden mallets also tend to produce a warmer overall sound.
Wooden Mallet Sizing
The wooden mallets are available in three sizes and come with our following recommendations.
- Small (GM1): Ideal for gongs up to 26" and similar in size to Paiste M1.
- Medium (GM2): Ideal for gongs up to 30" and similar in size to Paiste M3 and M4.
- Large (GM3): Ideal for gongs up to 36" and similar in size to Paiste M5.