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.
There are lots of “Baroque” model timpani mallets mostly copied from museum pieces and I’ve tried virtually all of them. I came to this head shape design because I wanted something slightly wider and taller than the others I’ve tried yet still maintaining its authentic sound and feel. Hornwood™ is harder than either ebony or rosewood and gives you a similar feel and response with more consistent pitch. Try covering these with chamois or anything you want for variety. Excellent in the percussion section or ensemble for tom tom and other drum parts.
Head size: 11mm x 26mm Length: 13” Weight: 45 – 48 grams (per stick + or -)
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.
Soft German felt general stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” cork core. Just hard enough for minimal articulation and soft enough to still roll with. A perfect stick for Beethoven 5 transition to the fourth movement. Also great for Strauss Burlesque. Head size : 1.5” x ½” core
Weight: 30-35 grams (+ or -)
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.
Hickory shaft, convex felt core extra hard felt cloth cover, staccato mallet. Also known as “Freer greens” these have now found their way into hundreds of timpani players cases and have become a standard for nearly 1000 customers.