KATO Timpani Mallets

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While no longer a well-kept secret, KATO mallets were difficult to obtain in Europe — until now. We are very pleased that Akihiro Kato has chosen DÖRFLER Klassik Percussion & Service as the exclusive distributor for his wonderful mallets.

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Seegers Series

Timpani mallet heads that are gradually softer, from the core outwards, enabling the player to precisely influence rhythmic clarity and tone color. This idea is about 150 years old. Originally, materials such as wood, sponges, wool and leather were used. Today it is mostly wood, cork, leather, cotton and felt. All the timpani mallets described here are the result of modern improvements, while remaining true to the 150-year-old Central European tradition.

Rainer Seegers
Model Description head sizes
S M L
01 Seegers A Universal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
KATO Seegers A, size S (special order)

⌀ 32mm

KATO Seegers A, size M

⌀ 35mm

KATO Seegers A, size L

⌀ 39mm

02 Seegers B Universal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
KATO Seegers B, size S (special order)

⌀ 33mm

KATO Seegers B, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Seegers B, size L (special order)

⌀ 40mm

03 Seegers C Universal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
KATO Seegers C, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Seegers C, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Seegers C, size L

⌀ 42mm

04 Beethoven German, classical mallets
KATO Beethoven, size S

⌀ 31mm

KATO Beethoven, size M

⌀ 34mm

05 Klassik Universal mallets with soft sound
KATO Klassik, size S (special order)

⌀ 30mm

KATO Klassik, size M (special order)

⌀ 33mm

06 Mendelssohn Very lightweight universal mallets
KATO Mendelssohn, size S

⌀ 30mm

KATO Mendelssohn, size M

⌀ 32mm

07 Schumann Lightweight mallets with elegant sound
KATO Schumann, size S

⌀ 29mm

KATO Schumann, size M

⌀ 31mm

08 Bach Leather, an alternative to wood
KATO Bach, size S

⌀ 29mm

KATO Bach, size M

⌀ 32mm

09 Bayreuth Very large, lightweight and voluminous mallets
KATO Bayreuth, size S (special order)

⌀ 44mm

KATO Bayreuth, size M

⌀ 47mm

KATO Bayreuth, size L

⌀ 50mm

10 Brahms Overtone-rich, full-sounding mallets
KATO Brahms, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Brahms, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Brahms, size L

⌀ 40mm

11 Tchaikovsky Mallets with soft, articulated attack
KATO Tchaikovsky, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Tchaikovsky, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Tchaikovsky, size L

⌀ 40mm

12 Berlios Mid-weight mallets
KATO Berlios, size S (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Berlios, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Berlios, size L (special order)

⌀ 38mm

13 Bartok Mallets with precise, focussed attack
KATO Bartok, size S (special order)

⌀ 30mm

KATO Bartok, size M (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Bartok, size L (special order)

⌀ 36mm

14 Mahler Mallets with powerful sound
KATO Mahler, size S (special order)

⌀ 38mm

KATO Mahler, size M (special order)

⌀ 40mm

KATO Mahler, size L (special order)

⌀ 42mm

15 Bruckner Large, full-sounding mallets
KATO Bruckner, size S (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Bruckner, size M (special order)

⌀ 39mm

KATO Bruckner, size L (special order)

⌀ 43mm

16 Ravel Slender, overtone-rich mallets
KATO Ravel, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Ravel, size M (special order)

⌀ 37mm

17 Sibelius Mallets with well-articulated, dark sound
KATO Sibelius, size S (special order)

⌀ 33mm

KATO Sibelius, size M (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Sibelius, size L (special order)

⌀ 37mm

18 Strawinski Mallets with well-articulated, brighter sound
KATO Strawinski, size S (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Strawinski, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Strawinski, size L (special order)

⌀ 38mm

19 Wagner Full-sounding, soft mallets
KATO Wagner, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Wagner, size M (special order)

⌀ 38mm

KATO Wagner, size L (special order)

⌀ 42mm

20 Mozart Very lightweight, articulate mallets
KATO Mozart, size S (special order)

⌀ 25mm

KATO Mozart, size M (special order)

⌀ 28mm

No.01
ModelSeegers A
DescriptionUniversal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
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KATO Seegers A, size S (special order)

⌀ 32mm

KATO Seegers A, size M

⌀ 35mm

KATO Seegers A, size L

⌀ 39mm

No.02
ModelSeegers B
DescriptionUniversal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
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KATO Seegers B, size S (special order)

⌀ 33mm

KATO Seegers B, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Seegers B, size L (special order)

⌀ 40mm

No.03
ModelSeegers C
DescriptionUniversal mallets with soft sound and direct attack
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KATO Seegers C, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Seegers C, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Seegers C, size L

⌀ 42mm

No.04
ModelBeethoven
DescriptionGerman, classical mallets
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KATO Beethoven, size S

⌀ 31mm

KATO Beethoven, size M

⌀ 34mm

No.05
ModelKlassik
DescriptionUniversal mallets with soft sound
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KATO Klassik, size S (special order)

⌀ 30mm

KATO Klassik, size M (special order)

⌀ 33mm

No.06
ModelMendelssohn
DescriptionVery lightweight universal mallets
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KATO Mendelssohn, size S

⌀ 30mm

KATO Mendelssohn, size M

⌀ 32mm

No.07
ModelSchumann
DescriptionLightweight mallets with elegant sound
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KATO Schumann, size S

⌀ 29mm

KATO Schumann, size M

⌀ 31mm

No.08
ModelBach
DescriptionLeather, an alternative to wood
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KATO Bach, size S

⌀ 29mm

KATO Bach, size M

⌀ 32mm

No.09
ModelBayreuth
DescriptionVery large, lightweight and voluminous mallets
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KATO Bayreuth, size S (special order)

⌀ 44mm

KATO Bayreuth, size M

⌀ 47mm

KATO Bayreuth, size L

⌀ 50mm

No.10
ModelBrahms
DescriptionOvertone-rich, full-sounding mallets
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KATO Brahms, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Brahms, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Brahms, size L

⌀ 40mm

No.11
ModelTchaikovsky
DescriptionMallets with soft, articulated attack
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KATO Tchaikovsky, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Tchaikovsky, size M

⌀ 38mm

KATO Tchaikovsky, size L

⌀ 40mm

No.12
ModelBerlios
DescriptionMid-weight mallets
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KATO Berlios, size S (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Berlios, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Berlios, size L (special order)

⌀ 38mm

No.13
ModelBartok
DescriptionMallets with precise, focussed attack
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KATO Bartok, size S (special order)

⌀ 30mm

KATO Bartok, size M (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Bartok, size L (special order)

⌀ 36mm

No.14
ModelMahler
DescriptionMallets with powerful sound
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KATO Mahler, size S (special order)

⌀ 38mm

KATO Mahler, size M (special order)

⌀ 40mm

KATO Mahler, size L (special order)

⌀ 42mm

No.15
ModelBruckner
DescriptionLarge, full-sounding mallets
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KATO Bruckner, size S (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Bruckner, size M (special order)

⌀ 39mm

KATO Bruckner, size L (special order)

⌀ 43mm

No.16
ModelRavel
DescriptionSlender, overtone-rich mallets
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KATO Ravel, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Ravel, size M (special order)

⌀ 37mm

No.17
ModelSibelius
DescriptionMallets with well-articulated, dark sound
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KATO Sibelius, size S (special order)

⌀ 33mm

KATO Sibelius, size M (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Sibelius, size L (special order)

⌀ 37mm

No.18
ModelStrawinski
DescriptionMallets with well-articulated, brighter sound
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KATO Strawinski, size S (special order)

⌀ 34mm

KATO Strawinski, size M (special order)

⌀ 36mm

KATO Strawinski, size L (special order)

⌀ 38mm

No.19
ModelWagner
DescriptionFull-sounding, soft mallets
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KATO Wagner, size S (special order)

⌀ 35mm

KATO Wagner, size M (special order)

⌀ 38mm

KATO Wagner, size L (special order)

⌀ 42mm

No.20
ModelMozart
DescriptionVery lightweight, articulate mallets
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KATO Mozart, size S (special order)

⌀ 25mm

KATO Mozart, size M (special order)

⌀ 28mm

Kato Series

My aim was to technically perfect the wonderfully sounding flannel mallets. The wooden screw-thread on the bamboo shaft has been replaced with a plastic one. The thread and the screw cap allow the player to choose the number and distribution of the flannel discs themselves. As the discs are neither sewn nor glued together, they remain soft. There is no more wearing down of wooden threads, so the sound qualities of the mallets stay intact.

Akihiro Kato
Model Description Head Image
21 MFL-3222K Flannel, 100% cotton, soft ⌀ 32mm, 22 discs KATO MFL-3222K (special order)
22 DFL-3624 Flannel mallets, large German style head ⌀ 36mm, 24 discs KATO DFL-3624
23 DFL-3222 Flannel mallets, small German style head ⌀ 32mm, 22 discs KATO DFL-3222
24 GFL-3123K Flannel and wool discs, alternating ⌀ 31mm, 23 discs KATO GFL-3123K (special order)
25 WFL-3022K Famous Viennese material, hard ⌀ 30mm, 22 discs KATO WFL-3022K (special order)
26 SFL-2807K Flannel and leather discs, alternating ⌀ 28mm, 7 discs KATO SFL-2807K (special order)
27 AFL-3618 Large, soft and thick flannel discs ⌀ 36mm, 18 discs KATO AFL-3618
28 AFL-3216 Small, soft and thick flannel discs ⌀ 32mm, 16 discs KATO AFL-3216
29 LwFL-3618 Large, soft, white leather ⌀ 36mm, 18 discs KATO LwFL-3618 (special order)
30 LwFL-3216 Small, soft, white leather ⌀ 32mm, 16 discs KATO LwFL-3216
31 LhFL-2616 Small, hard, black leather ⌀ 26mm, 16 discs KATO LhFL-2616 (special order)
No.21
ModelMFL-3222K
DescriptionFlannel, 100% cotton, soft
Head⌀ 32mm, 22 discs
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KATO MFL-3222K (special order)
No.22
ModelDFL-3624
DescriptionFlannel mallets, large German style head
Head⌀ 36mm, 24 discs
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KATO DFL-3624
No.23
ModelDFL-3222
DescriptionFlannel mallets, small German style head
Head⌀ 32mm, 22 discs
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KATO DFL-3222
No.24
ModelGFL-3123K
DescriptionFlannel and wool discs, alternating
Head⌀ 31mm, 23 discs
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KATO GFL-3123K (special order)
No.25
ModelWFL-3022K
DescriptionFamous Viennese material, hard
Head⌀ 30mm, 22 discs
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KATO WFL-3022K (special order)
No.26
ModelSFL-2807K
DescriptionFlannel and leather discs, alternating
Head⌀ 28mm, 7 discs
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KATO SFL-2807K (special order)
No.27
ModelAFL-3618
DescriptionLarge, soft and thick flannel discs
Head⌀ 36mm, 18 discs
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KATO AFL-3618
No.28
ModelAFL-3216
DescriptionSmall, soft and thick flannel discs
Head⌀ 32mm, 16 discs
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KATO AFL-3216
No.29
ModelLwFL-3618
DescriptionLarge, soft, white leather
Head⌀ 36mm, 18 discs
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KATO LwFL-3618 (special order)
No.30
ModelLwFL-3216
DescriptionSmall, soft, white leather
Head⌀ 32mm, 16 discs
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KATO LwFL-3216
No.31
ModelLhFL-2616
DescriptionSmall, hard, black leather
Head⌀ 26mm, 16 discs
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KATO LhFL-2616 (special order)