Emil Richards Super Rub Gong Mallets ERSR by Mike Balter


Emil Richards Super Rub Gong Mallets ERSR

The Emil Richards Super Rub Gong Mallets are part of the Emil Richards Sounds of the Studio Series and are also called Friction Gong Mallets or flumies. Includes a set of 3 gong mallets:  small, medium & large - each producing a unique sound on gongs, cymbals, drums, timpani, or any percussion instrument.

These mallets create the popular "whale sounds" on gongs and cymbals and can produce a variety of overtones and harmonic sounds. 


  • Length 8 1/2"
  • Handle diameter 3/16".
  • Head diameters are 3/4", 7/8", & 15/16"
  • Mallet colors may vary
Shipping Info

USA Shipping 

Orders usually ship Same Day when ordered before 1pm PST. However, shipping time can range between 24-48 hours of purchase, depending on the size of the order and stock quantity.

We use UPS Ground for orders in the US 48 contiguous states and ship M-F.

International Orders

We use Fedex, DHL, and UPS for International Orders, depending on which carrier has the most economical rates.

NOTE: our shipping prices for International Orders DO NOT include any duty or customs / brokerage fees the recipient country or the shipping carrier may charge.

The customer is 100% responsible for ALL additional duty or customs / brokerage fees. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Michael Hanna

These work pretty well. They do bounce a little but grip enough. Handles are very thin but that may be good. . It definitely gives three different cool sounds. My gong is a 26” and they work better than a cheap one i got on Ebay. So I think they’re cool.

J Begg
Nice effects mallets but could be better

This collection of mallets does add color to the array of sounds that one can get from a gong, however, in my opinion they have one flaw and for me it's very annoying one. The handles are extremely small and in my case difficult to hold to get the best tones out of the gong. I'm actually thinking of dipping the handles in liquid rubber in order to have a better grip. The small and the medium effects mallets are the best while the larger one seems to have a tendency to bounce rather than drag. Overall they're not bad but could be much better.

Constance Windon
A different sound

The new vibrational mallets prove to be what I needed to get the sounds from my Paiste Gong.

Truly awesome

Effective with Gongs, Cymbals and Drums. One size per type.

Linda Chambers
Always a fun tool

These tools are always fun to play with.