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Required Equipment

All percussionists should begin to collect their own equipment. Acquiring the best equipment you can is recommended. Although at times it may be expensive, it should be considered an investment which, with proper care and treatment, will last a lifetime. Share a percussion catalog with family members to use for gift ideas at birthdays and holidays. The following list is a minimum requirement for percussion students as they begin their percussion study at Kutztown University:

ITEM DESCRIPTION SUGGESTED MODEL
1 pair, General Purpose Drum Sticks
Cooperman Nick Petrella, Alan Abel-Concert, Malletech-Chris Lamb, or equivalent
1 pair, light drum set sticks Johnny Rabb 7A, or equivalent
1 pair brushes Johnny Rabb Wire Brushes, or equivalent
1 pair multi-mallet Vic Firth-Swizzle B (SD6), or equivalent
2 pair medium yarn marimba mallets
(Birch Shaft) or equivalent
Gambal-Light Green, Malletech-Concerto CN14
2 pair, medium vibe / marimba mallets
(Rattan Shaft) or equivalent
Gambal -Light Blue, Malletch-Dave Samuels
1 pair medium rubber mallets Malletech-NR13R, Balter 3(brown), or equivalent
1 pair, hard rubber mallets Innovative-ENS-360 or ENS-360R, or equivalent
1 pair, xylophone mallets Malletech-Bob Becker BB34, or equivalent
1 pair, polyball mallets Gambal-Hard White. Innovative, or equivalent
1 pair, General Purpose timpani mallets
(Wood, Bamboo, or Aluminum)
Gambal-Red, Hinger-Red, or equivalent
1 pair, Staccato timpani mallets Gambal-Felt, Hinger-Blue, or equivalent
Tuning fork / Pitch Pipe A-440 for tuning timpani
Practice Pad HQ Percussion-Real Feel
2 triangle clips Utility clamps from hardware store and nylon fishing line loop to hang triangle
Triangle Alen Abel-6", Grover-6", or equivalent
Triangle Beaters Grover, Stoessel, or equivalent
Tambourine Grover-double row, Black Swamp-double row, or equivalent
Metronome "Dr-Beat," Tama-Rhythm Watch, or equivalent