Soft plastic for warm sound. Also great on marimba. Head = 1 1/4″, L = 14 3/8″ – For the discriminating orchestral and symphonic band performer, the Orchestral Series offers six mallets designed for xylophone and seven for bells. With an extraordinary amount of sound color possible, these mallets feature rattan handles. Also, an outstanding choice for marching band and drum & bugle corps.