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 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.