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The Greig Ashurst Artist Series is a line of cutting-edge handbell mallets specifically engineered to meet the demands of today’s professional handbell musicians. Each model is the result of months of intensive research, development, testing, and collaboration between Schulmerich and percussionist Greig Ashurst. Each mallet in the Greig Ashurst Artist Series is constructed with specially weighted rubber cores of varying sizes and densities to deliver an articulate, rich tone that emphasizes the deepest possible fundamental of a handbell. These subtle differentiations empower each mallet to excel in specific note and dynamic ranges, and empower you to bring your performances to life.
Forest Green Yarn (AS0): Delivers a clear attack while maintaining the richness of the lowest range of handbells. (C2-E3)
Raspberry Yarn (AS1): Impeccably articulates bass lines while still creating warm rolls in the low range of handbells. (G2-B3)
Black Polyester (AS2): Creates clean melodies as well as moving bass lines. Has the largest range of the bass mallets and will bring out the resonant qualities of any bass bells. (G3-G4)
Red Polyester (AS3): Accentuates full-bodied sound of the middle-low range of handbells. This versatile mallet speaks well at all dynamics and intensities, particularly melodic and accompaniment lines. (C4-C5)
Silver Polyester (AS4): Excellent continuation of the sound choice spectrum for clean articulate melodies and effortless rolls. (G4-G5)
Blue Polyester (AS5): The most versatile treble mallet ever created. Allows the musician the largest range of playing while creating the richest fundamental throughout the treble staff and beyond. The perfect handbell soloist mallet. (C5-E6)
Blue Solid (AS6): Brings out vibrant treble melodies while maintaining the crisp integrity of handbell sound. (G5-C7)
Black Solid (AS7): The most articulate mallet for the highest range of bells. Creates clean, crisp articulate sounds without sacrificing the true timbre of upper-range handbells. (G6-C9)
The Greig Ashurst Duo Series mallets are practical for quick switches between the the high treble notes and their doubled octaves. They are extremely versatile when the melodic and accompaniment lines of the music demand a quick switch while playing faster musical passages.
The Greig Ashurst Legato Series mallets are designed to produce soft attack and still produce a full tone and with a strong fundamental. The extra-soft yarn wrap creates a mellow attack for more smooth, flowing musical passages at all dynamic levels. This series of mallets is constructed with uniquely weighted cores to produce a richer, fuller fundamental tone. The mallets speak quickly but are less articulate than the Greig Ashurst Artist Series.
Orange Yarn (LS2): Designed for notes in the bass clef staff. (G3-C5)
Blue Yarn (LS3): Works well in the low end of the 3 octave set of handbells. (C4-G5)
Green Yarn (LS4): Overlaps well with the high end of the LS2 and plays well in the treble clef. (G4-G6)
Red Yarn (LS5): Creates the best tone in the upper three octave set range. (C5-C7)
Consider these groupings when playing musical lines:
The LS2 and LS4 have a more rounded head and will produce more of the fundamental tone. Use on melodies and parts with a warmer, darker feel.
The LS3 and LS5 bring out the brighter overtones of the handbells while still producing a soft, subtle attack. Use these mallets when the melody needs a soft attack and a brighter timbre.