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.
The Duff 10 model was loosely based on Cloyd Duff’s hand made mallets used on his legendary Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis recording. A basic pair of wood sticks was used in the recording session with a thin layer of felt tied on very quickly and crudely. Cloyd wanted to have something available like that, which was extremely bright but more thoughtfully covered so we decided on this chamois version of that stick. Shaft is similar to the 8 but a different turned end 1″ in diameter and covered with extremely tight chamois. Laser engraved, hand sanded, hand pitched/weighed and six layers of finish. Recommended for any early classic or Baroque work, Haydn Handel, Mozart etc. Very bright and articulate, one level below raw wood.
Tonkin felt double side hard soft
50/50 covering of soft German on one side and 3mm hard German on the other with no base felt on 1.5” x 3/8” convex felt core. First stick of its kind in the industry like the BD1F Mahler 3 mallets using my double seam technique. Gives you the ability to change from clear articulation to smooth rolls in a split second. A necessity for many Sibelius Symphonies and the ending of Brahms 1. Try this model for Mozart 39 as well to get you from the transition of long soft roll to rhythm.
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.
Tonkin felt large cartwheel
Soft German felt thick covering soft stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” felt core. This is basically the Tonkin version of my BCS stick. Has more weight in the front and even more bottom to the sound. Excellent roller and a must have for any Tchaikovsky, Mahler or Bruckner symphonies. Recommended for the intro to Wagner Funeral Music and Strauss Death and Transfiguration as well.