MJB Marimba

Michael J. Burritt, Professor of Percussion at the world renowned Eastman School of Music, came to Malletech in 2010 to lay down a challenge. He wanted low-octave reaches as easy as our Stiletto2 Marimba, but with a sound as big as our full-sized instruments. He wanted more highs on the highs and more lows on the lows. He wanted a completely new look. What he really wanted was a Malletech of the future, but he wanted it NOW.

  • Patented Super Smooth Technology (“SST”).
  • Patented metal-topped resonator tuners.
  • Massive, tunable 4-inch diameter, slow-bent, low resonators.
  • New, deep-bass bar geometry.
  • Extremely rigid, twin-screw, belt-driven height adjustment.
  • Harley look, Stradivarius sound. The Malletech of the future, here today.

Imperial Grand

A powerhouse of a marimba that can be heard over a symphony orchestra, but in unaccompanied repertoire it is responsive to every nuance of your pianissimo stroke.

  • Big, beautiful, round, brass resonators buffed to perfection
  • Sterling silver solder joints
  • Widest bass bars
  • Spring-balanced height adjustment with removable cranks
  • Six-section drop-in resonators – one person set up
  • Rock solid, completely adjustable everything

Roadster

Another powerhouse marimba from Malletech, our Roadster is really an Imperial Grand with lighter-weight aluminum tubes instead of brass.

  • Big, beautiful “TIG,” aluminum resonator tubes – welded and buffed to perfection
  • Sterling silver solder joints
  • Spring-balanced height adjustment with removable cranks
  • Six-section drop-in resonators – one person set up
  • Rock solid, completely adjustable everything

Stiletto

We have recently upgraded our Stiletto keyboard geometry and increased the bass resonator diameters without increasing the size of the low octave reaches.  More powerful, cleaner bass, less non-harmonic overtones and shorter reaches to the far side of the sharps for stick clicks on pieces such as “Rhythmic Caprice.” Our Stiletto2 has the same width bass bars and resonator diameters as the biggest 5.0 marimba made by the biggest musical instrument company in the world, but with a “normal” 22-inch C1 to C2 reach!  It’s an engineering and acoustical miracle that you have to hear, see and play on to fully appreciate.

Same solid frame, height adjustment, 6-section drop-in resonator system and tunable tubes like an Imperial or Roadster, but smaller, lighter and less expensive.

It’s a pretty “sharp, cutting-edge” package… get it?

MTech 5.0 Marimba

The flagship instrument of the new MTech series.

About MTech by Malletech:
Malletech presents its brand-new line of keyboard percussion instruments: MTech by Malletech. MTech was created to make the unmatched sound and construction that Malletech is known for, accessible to students, schools and aspiring professional musicians, without breaking the bank. Our first-quality African Padauk bars rival other companies’ rosewood instruments in warmth, clarity, volume and ring time. The graduated keyboards (tuned 48 hours before leaving the Malletech facility) and tunable low resonators of our 5.0 marimba produce rich bass tones and full-bodied sound across the instrument. Our superior frame with beautifully solid wooden endboards, nuts-and-bolts resonator assembly, and smooth & solid height adjustment system ensure many years of wonderful music-making. Once you play an MTech by Malletech, you’ll want to be a proud owner of one.

MTech 4.3 Marimba

The Low-A marimba in the Mtech series.

Check out this product demo video by Leigh Howard Stevens:

About Mtech by Malletech:
Malletech presents its brand-new line of keyboard percussion instruments: Mtech by Malletech. Mtech was created to make the unmatched sound and construction that Malletech is known for, accessible to students, schools and aspiring professional musicians, without breaking the bank. Our first-quality African Padauk bars rival other companies’ rosewood instruments in warmth, clarity, volume and ring time. The graduated keyboards (tuned 48 hours before leaving the Malletech facility) and true “wide-bar” low end of our 4.3 marimba produce rich bass tones and full-bodied sound across the instrument. Our superior frame with beautifully solid wooden endboards, nuts-and-bolts resonator assembly, and smooth & solid height adjustment system ensure many years of wonderful music-making. Once you play an Mtech by Malletech, you’ll want to be a proud owner of one.