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.
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Our Freer “Dresdner Series VR2 Roller” on 1/3 tapered premium carbon fiber shafts.
The newest incarnation of my velvety roll mallets which have been around for 25 years now. This version once again features a unique core material that is still unique and not offered by anyone else. The cores on this model are really key to it’s success. This newest version has a taller core than I’ve used in the past and has proven to be a very good improvement. I have finally been able to re release them now with all the latest developments and advancements in their covering technique and underlayments.
With five different layers of felt, and the softness/flex of the core, you are able to get incredible velvety smooth rolls on any drum in any range with no effort at all. This stick will do all the work for you. *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.
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 -)
Tonkin shaft with convex felt core and extra hard felt cloth cover. Great 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.