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 22 reviews
Jeffrey Brown
Nice Mallets

Nice mallets but gave them a 3 since the handles are a little thin and tend to turn in your fingers. Takes a little to get used to that but they create great sounds.

Suz Nellis

I like them!

Steven Marchand
The hong


Matthew Haramia
Extremely satisfied

I am very satisfied with Mike Balter's super rub gong mallets. They bring out all the sounds on the gong just as scene in videos. Also can be used on other instruments besides gongs like bass drums, toms, even regular sized cymbals. I am very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone.

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.