Freer Percussion products are well known around the world for being the most unique and creative designs, materials and covering techniques. It’s our goals to have FP remain first in its class and a clear leader in the orchestral percussion market.
1" diameter wood ball with tight chamois cover. Chamois is always carefully selected for matched thickness and evenness. Warmer than #1 and still very bright and clear. Perfect for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and much more. Also excellent for percussion instruments and chamber music.
1" diameter wood disc with multiple felt layers and very thin soft German felt ball cover. Very bright and clean sound without being slappy and harsh. No voicing is done to this model. Warmer sound than #2, a great all around hard stick with a pretty sound.
1 1/8" diameter cork core with multiple felt layers and medium German felt ball cover. Clean and round sound with no contact noise and a bridge from hard to medium soft, sort of a clean and clear general stick. Good choice for Finlandia and many other excerpts because there's just enough felt to roll nicely but not so much that you feel the need to articulate through all the felt. Minimally voiced.
1 1/4" diameter cork core with multiple felt layers and medium thick German felt ball cover. Round and warm sound with just enough clarity to be called a warm general stick. So far, most players that have tested this call it a "go to" general. *Break in period for this model is approximately 1 week of regular playing for the felt to relax a bit and become even further voiced naturally...or you can voice them more heavily before using if you wish.