Xylophone, Metallophone, Marimba and Vibraphone Parts and Accessories

I am able to provide a range of tuned percussion accessories, which include mallets, various rubber components, pins used for locating bars on tuned percussion, bars (notes) for any tuned percussion instrument, etc. If you are wanting to carry out your own repairs, I can help with the required parts.

I also supply some specific replacement parts, i.e for Premier Vibraphones, Premier drums, Suzuki xylophone pins etc. Some of these parts are listed below, some on the repairs page of this web site. If you are looking for something specific please contact me.

Concerning replacement bars for instruments. I tend to use either Honduras Rosewood or two varieties of Padauk for wooden bars, and prefer to use a 6061 T6 alloy for vibraphone bars.

I am also happy to assist anyone wishing to carry out their own repairs. With regard to Orff style classroom instruments, I have a fairly comprehensive do-it-yourself booklet available by e-mail on request. There are also a number of suggestions and tips on repairs and things to look out for in buying new instruments on the FAQ page of this site.

Tuned Percussion Mallets

I can supply a range of mallets designed for use with most classroom instruments. Mallets come in various sizes and hardness to suite various instruments. The general rule is, the higher up the range of the instrument, the harder the mallet needs to be to enable the instrument to speak. So, for example, you would want a softer and larger head on a mallet for a bass xylophone, and a smaller and harder head on a soprano xylophone. Using a hard mallet on a bass xylophone tends to bring out the higher harmonics, or, if you like, gives the sound a harder edge, and does not allow the fundamental note of the bar to sound. This might be required in specific situations, but mostly it just sounds unpleasant. A soft mallet used on a soprano xylophone or a glock just does not give much sound, and often results in the bar being bounced off the instrument. Having said this, there are times when this rule may not apply, i.e. using a soft felt mallet on a soprano metallophone can sound very nice, if a little soft.
Mallets that I manufacture are made with grey PVC handles, that can stand a reasonable amount of punishment (certainly better than wooden handles). I also provide a range of mallets sourced from elsewhere.

Premier Mallets

I have a range of Premier Mallets available, as follows. These are all new, but old stock, and have been sitting on a warehouse shelf for possibly years. All being sold at greatly reduced prices.

Premier Drum Sticks

Premier Black Label Drum Sticks Premier Drum Sticks

Premier black label sticks $25 pair. Maple.

Premier P-47 and P8: $10 a pair. Hickory.

Premier 9120 Bass Drum Mallets

Premier 9120 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Bass drum, hard alloy shaft.

Normally $129. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 9121 Mallets

Premier 9121 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Bass drum, hard. 2 1/4 inch alloy shaft.

Normally $99. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 9122 Mallets

Premier 9122 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Bass drum, hard. 2 inch alloy shaft.

Normally $89. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 9123 Mallets

Premier 9123 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Bass drum, hard. 1 3/4 inch alloy shaft.

Normally $72. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 9124 Mallets

Premier 9124 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Bass drum, hard. 1 1/2 inch alloy shaft.

Normally $80. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 5521 Mallets

Premier 5521 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Vibraphone medium

Normally $99. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier Jazz vibraphone 5522 Mallets

Premier Jazz Mallets

As shown in the photo. Vibraphone soft, for jazz. Light blue, wool wound, ratan shaft,

Normally $99. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 5540 xylophone hard Mallets

Premier 5540 Mallets

As shown in the photo. Xylophone hard. Rosewood for rosewood bars. Ratan shaft.

Normally $99. Price $50 pair (GST inclusive).

Glockenspiel Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Glockenspiels.

Price $8.80 pair (GST inclusive).

Soprano Xylophone Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Soprano Xylophones, Glockenspiels if you want a slightly softer sound than the mallets shown above, or top end of a Marimba. 25mm diameter hard rubber heads.

Price $5.50 pair (GST inclusive).

Alto Xylophone Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Alto Xylophones, the top end of bass xylophones, or middle of the Marimba. These are Angel brand, and are softer heads with woven wool covers. Nice wooden handles.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Bass Xylophone Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Bass Xylophones, or bottom end of a Marimba. These are made by myself, using soft coloured bouncing balls. Colours and size will vary depending on what I have available. Diameter of the heads varies between 32mm and 40mm.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Felt Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets have soft felt heads. Good for soft sounds on xylophones and especially metallophones.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Bass Marimba Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Bass Marimba, the type that starts 2 octaves below middle C. These are made by myself, using 60 mm diameter soft rubber balls. Colours will vary depending on what I have available. The pen is in the photo to give an idea of size.

Price $15 pair (GST inclusive).

Triple Head Mallet

The triple head mallet shown is used for chime bars. It allows for 3 tone or chime bars to placed next to each other and played at the same time. Instant chord!
Price $5.50 each

Premier Vibraphone Damper Sockets

Please note: At this time I only have the balls shown in this photo available, having sold out of the ball housing part of the socket. Hoping to get more soon, but, knowing Premier, I'm certainly not holding my breath.

These plastic ball joint sockets are used on Premier vibraphones model 751, to connect the damper pedal to the damper bar, as shown in the photo on the repairs page of this site.

Price: $5.00 for each part, so it is $15.0 for the three parts shown here to replace one socket assembly.

Premier 751 Vibraphone motor transformer

Premier Vibraphone motor transformer.

This is the transformer part of the Premier 751 Vibraphone motor arrangement.

This is the last one of these I have. It is a used item but in perfect working condition.

If you happen to have one that seems to be not working, I suggest you read the section on premier vibraphone electrics in the Instrument maintenance and repair page. Problems with the transformer are almost always related to the exceptionally bad soldering carried out when these were assembled, which is easily fixed.

In this unit I have bypassed the switch, as it is to small to function in a 240 volt environment. At the moment this transformer is set up for 240 volt operation. To change it to 110 volt operation is a simple matter of re connecting the primary windings, as it is a dual primary transformer, although there is not much point in doings this as you would be inputting 110 volts for 110 volt output, though it does add in a safety factor by incorporating a fuse and having the setup magnetically coupled to the mains. I have removed the switch as in my opinion it is to small to be used in 240 volt applications.

I have sold a number of genuine Premier motor components for the 751 vibe and have had to repair a number of transformer and speed controllers (all of them new from the manufacturer), as the soldering and electrical connections are atrocious. The actual components are great. Motors are great (not made by Premier), but who ever wired them up together? I have provided wiring details of the transformer on my Instrument maintenance and repair page, for anyone wanting to sort out issues arising with their Premier motor setup.

Price: $100.

Premier 751 Vibraphone speed control

Premier 751 Vibraphone Speed Controller

This is the speed control part of the Premier 751 Vibraphone motor arrangement. It is a used item, but in perfect condition.

I have tested this unit and it works perfectly. I have checked the internal solder connections and they seem to be ok.

This is the last one I have available.

Price: $100

Premier Vibraphone motor belt

Premier Vibraphone belt

As used on Premier Vibraphone model 751.
I have been very kindly informed by Dave in the UK that from 1979 onwards both the 751 and 701 models used the same belt, which uses the 1358 accessory pack.

From 1961 to 1979 the 701 used belt no. 729.

From 1958 to 1963 the 750 model used belt 731.

From 1963 to 1979 the 751 model used belts 729, 741.

The belt that I make here in Australia fits the model I see in Australia, that uses the motor shown below, and is the single belt system. Measurements are 5 7/8' x 6 1/8' x 1. In Australia, when this was available as an "o" ring, the Part no. was BS7257.

I have sent this belt to a few people around the world and it seems to have solved the problem, but having just learned that there are variations, it might be worthwhile checking dates etc.

Price: $3

Premier Vibraphone motor.

Part 751-200 Premier Vibraphone Motor Part 751-200 Premier Vibraphone Motor

I have 2 of these. 1 is brand new. The second one has had many years of use, and does not seem to like running at full speed anymore. The gearbox part is fine, but I suspect the motor needs a rewind. Good for parts or for someone who wants to rewind it.

This is the US made Bodine motor, type KCI-23A2. This model motor was used until around 1980, and then replaced by a Cintenco motor. It is still available form the manufacturers in the US, but if you feel this one is expensive just make sure you are seated when you get a price on one from Bodine.

New one is $200

Old one is $50.

Part no.0774 Premier Vibraphone Tension Spring

Premier vibraphone and xylophone chord tension spring. This is part no. 0774, used to provide tension on the chord that goes through the bars and holds the bars in place.

Price: $5.00 pair.

Premier Part no. SP0750-044

Premier part no. SP0750-044. Is the Vibraphone leaf spring component for locking to the damper bolts/pins

Price: $6.90 each.

Premier vibraphone castors

Premier Vibraphone Castors. Does your premier vibe need new wheels?

Price: $80.

Saito Vibraphone Peg Rubber Saito Vibraphone Peg Rubber

Saito Vibraphone and Xylophone Peg Rubber. These are the rubber parts shown on the repairs page, for Saito Vibraphones and Xylophones.

Price: $1.50 each.

Premier Vibraphone Part no.SP0751-126CA

Premier Vibraphone Part no.SP0751-126CA. This is a clamp that attaches the left hand end of the inner resonator tubes and both ends of the outer (the sharps and flats) resonators to the frame. There are 3 per vibraphone.

Price: $4 each.

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge

As shown in the photo. Part number SP1468-02. This is a tuning mechanism found on new premier Timpany. There are 2 of these available. Comes with a set of indecies.

Normlly $279. Price $200 (GST inclusive).

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge. Old Style

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge

As shown in the photo. Part number SP8360-00. This is a tuning mechanism found on older premier Timpany. There is 1 of these available. Comes with a set of indecies.

Normlly $289. Price $200 (GST inclusive).

Premier Timpani Tuning Handle and Washer

Premier Timpani Tuning Mechanism Indicies

As shown in the photo. Part number SP226-6.

This is the tuning handle, several of which are used around the rim of earlier Premier Timpani. The sort of part that would be hard to find.

Normally $30. Price $20 (GST inclusive).

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge Indecies

Premier Timpani Tuning Gauge

As shown in the photo. Part number 1357. These can fade over time. Could be worth purchasing to keep for time whern it will suddenly feel oh so good to have new letters to look at. .

Normaqlly $59. Price $30 (GST inclusive).

Part no.701-52

Plastic foot or end fitting for a Premier instrument I am not aware of as yet. Part no. 701-52.

Price: $3.50 each.

Premier Drum Parts

The following lists a number of Premeir drum parts that were imported to Australia years ago when Premier actually supplied parts for their instruments.

Premier Marching Drum Leg Rest Premier Marching Drum Leg Rest

Premier Marching Drum Leg Rest

The one shown on the right (part number 1609) is a smaller rest, that clamps on to the tension bolts. Used for marching snare and tenor drums. The part that sits against the leg is able to be folded upwards to allow the drum to be placed in a drum case.

Price: Normally $24.95, this price $15.

The one on the left (part number 1902) is a bit larger, curves around the leg more and is wider, and bolts under the tension bolts. The small brackets that attach to the drum tension bolts are missing, but I hope to find them soon. Presumably the tension bolt needs to be removed and re-installed through the carrier brackets. The part that sits against the leg is able to be folded upwards to allow the drum to be placed in a drum case.

Price: Normally $89. This price $40.

Bass Drum Harness

Bass Drum Harness

White webbing, 50 mm wide adjustable bass drum harness (not a Premier item).

Price: Normally $17.94. This price $10 each.

Side Drum Sling Side Drum Sling

Side Drum Sling

There are a few different ones here, all leather. The one on the right is 64 mm wide, and is not adjustable. It does have a large buckle, and could become adjsutable with the adition of some holes in the leather. A very substantial sling.

The one on the left is 38 mm wide, and is adjustable.

Price: Normally $37. This price $15 each.

Side Drum Sling

Drum Holder

Not sure how these fit, but

The one on the left is 38 mm wide, and is adjustable.

Price: Normally $37. This price $15 each.

Side Drum Sling

Premier Flat Rings

I learn something about drum stuff all the time it seems. This is a set of 6 flat rubber rings, that, according to the label, "damps any kit to a perfect studio sound in seconds". Has 12-13-14-16 inch rings.

They don't look too flat at the moment, but apparently need to be laid out flat for a while to go flat. These have been sitting around in a warehouse for years so may need some extra time to flatten out.

Price: This price $20 each set.

Hi Tension Lug Nut part No. 700-21

Premier high tension lug nut. Part no 700-21.

Price: $1.00 each.

Premier 651 Top Internal Snare

Premier 651 Top Internal Snare

As shown in the photo. Part Number 651

Price (GST inclusive).

Part no.0897 Carrying Bar

Part No. 0897, Carrying bar.

Price: $10.00 each.

HTS Long Suspension Tube. Part No. 9934

Premier HTS long suspension tube. Part no 9934.

Price: $20.00 pair.

Premier Part No. SP0835-009

Premier Part No. SP0835-009. Don't know what its for but hopefully someone needs one?

Price: $10.00.

Premier Part No. SP0200-15

Premier Part No. SP0200-15. Looks like a rubber grommet. Again maybe someone can tell me what it is for?

Price: $1.00 each.

Premier Carry Ring. Part No. 901CA

Premier Carry Ring. Part No. 901CA.

Price: $10.00.

Premier Accessory Part no.SP0835-026CA

Premier Accessory Part no.SP0835-026CA. I know it's a Premier accessory of some sort, because of the label, and I'm sure whoever needs it will recognise it.

Price: $15.00.

Premier Drum Lug part no. SP3922-Q2S

Premier drum lug, part no SP3922-Q2S.

Price: $10.00.

Premier Snare Tensioner

Premier snare tensioner. No part number available.

Price: $30.00.

Premier Drum Lug Inserts

Premier drum lug inserts.

Price: $1.00 each.

Premier Drum Lug Inserts part no.SP0828-371

Premier drum lug inserts. Part no.SP0828-371.

Price: $1.00 each.

Premier Part no. sp0040-025

Premier part no. sp0040-025. This is a marching drum hook for drum harness.

Price: $10.00.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0125-024

Premier drum Part no.SP0828-371.

Price: $10.00 each.

Premier Part no. Sp0182-023

Premier part no. SP0182-023. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 155 mm long (6 inches) Price: $7.00 each.(pictured)

Premier part no. SP0181-023. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 145 mm long (5.5 inches) Price: $6.00 each

Premier part no. SP0179-023. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 125 mm long (5 inches) Price: $5.00 each.

Premier part no. 9099. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 95 mm long (3.75 inches) Price: $3.00 each

Premier part no. 260. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 40 mm long (1.5 inches) Price: $3.00 each

Premier part no. SP5026. Premier Drum tensioning bolt. 12 mm long (0.5 inches) Price: $1.50 each.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0200-00SCA

Premier drum tensioning bolt. Part no.SP0828-371.

Price: $7.50 each.

Premier Part no. SP0200-045SCA

Premier part no. SP0200-045SCA.

Price: $50.00.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0200-044

Premier drum Part no.SP0200-044L and SP0200-044R.

Price: $11.50 pair.

Premier Part no. SP0600-016L

Premier part no. SP0600-016L.

Price: $5.00 each.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0751-126CA-2

Premier Part no.SP0751-126CA-2

Price: $4 each.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0835-007

Premier drum Part no.SP0835-007

Price: $9 each.

Premier Part no. SP0835-026CA

Premier part no. SP0835-026CA.

Price: $6.00 each.

Premier Drum Part no.SP1468-00Z

Premier drum Part no.SP1468-00Z

Price: $0.50 each.

Premier Drum Part no.SP0200-012

Premier drum Part no.SP0200-012

Price: $1.00 each.