* New* Crystal Vibes Hickory Magic Crystal Singing Bowl Activation Mallet #mcsi8
11.75 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Silicone covers 6" of the tool length.
Tool is a fiery and confident hickory rod with a silicone playing surface.
Handmade and individually numbered - size may vary slightly. Hand made tools like this will vary slightly
This fantastic striker is best used with the Crystal Singing Bowls, but can be used with metal bowls as well. The silicone on this striker is perfect for singing Crystal Singing Bowls around the rim. This is a great additional tool for any singing bowl collector.
The Magic of this tool is the silent play you will get from bringing this tool about the rim of the bowl
Handmade in the USA by Crystal Vibes from domestically sourced components!
We find this tool works best with smaller and thinner walled bowls so great for those Alchemy bowls, featherlight and clear bowls and 4th octave G note in 8"!!!
The silicone playing surface of this tool will work with many crystal bowls from 5"-14" depending on the wall thickness at the rim. For thinner bowls of any style this tool is awesome. We have had great luck using this tool as a silent companion to 7-10" frosted or Empyrean bowls. The silicone is the perfect compound for creating gentle friction with any style of playing surface. This tool is an amazing companion to the 5" one piece handle bowls.
For metal bowls the tool tends to favor a bowl between 5" and 8". The smaller diameter of this tool will not sing thicker walled metal bowls. A unique ability a tool this diameter has is that the smaller contact surface will often isolate a higher overtone when rim playing. For instance I was playing a 7.5" bowl that usually has a lower tone as the prominent fundamental tone. When using this tool I was able to only bring out the higher harmonic, and none of the lower fundamental tone of the bowl. By alternating between this and a larger suede wrapped tool I was able to isolate the two separate tones and even play them with one another.