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Usage: Anything requiring point and clarity with still a little warmth/depth and a darker sound than Cloyd Duff#1.
Covering: Cartwheel with hard American felt soft side out.
Tone Color: Medium hard staccato, clear, clean, articulate and dark.
The new Freer Percussion Cloyd Duff #2 staccato hickory model is a hard hickory timpani mallet with a felt core. This new replica version of the Cloyd Duff series features a 13.5” American hickory shaft with a CNC machined felt core at a very specific durometer to match the original model. Cartwheel covering is hard American felt tightly sewn and mounted completely by hand, and custom fit so that top and bottom stitches are hidden by the seat and the nut, producing a very clean and clear sound. Even the nuts on these new models are replicas of the originals, made on CNC for consistency and precision. Easy articulation and clarity in all registers of all timpani regardless of make, model or type of heads. Its sound can be described as clear, clean and darker than a CD#1, yet still with a beautiful quality. These mallets work and fit perfectly in between the CD#1 and CD#3 models for rhythm, point and articulation with a hickory shaft. The hickory shaft, compared to bamboo, offers a completely different balance and rebound off the head. A necessity for all students and professional timpanists who desire a mallet that has been used and proven for over 75 years. An incredibly versatile, handmade replica timpani mallet made to last. These are the only authentic reproductions of Duff’s original set of mallets available exclusively from Freer Percussion direct.
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.
Stacked leather washers custom die cut for consistency, 1 1/4" diameter. Very articulate bright, clean and clear. Extremely durable and long lasting. Also excellent for percussion chamber music, tom toms, bongos etc.
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.
Hard German 1mm felt with no base felt on 1.5” x 3/8” convex felt core. Clear articulate stick with a lot of fundamental and more bottom to the sound. A pointed sound that retains it’s warmth and pitch at all times. Excellent choice for many sections of Beethoven 9, Sibelius Symphonies, Schumann and Schubert Symphonies as well as Bartok and other 20th century repertoire. Excellent in the percussion section or ensemble for tom tom and other drum parts.
*Note the nickname “super 2.” This model was inspired by my Duff #2 model but with a core that is one and a half times the size and on a bamboo shaft.
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.