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Freer Percussion authentic Cloyd Duff #5 replica.
These are the only authentic and licensed reproductions of Duff’s original set of mallets available exclusively from Freer Percussion direct.
One of the most imitated American timpani mallet lines in history, this new replica version of the Cloyd Duff #5 model features the following:
11mm – 11.5mm premium bamboo shaft 15″ long
Hand finished with four coats of sealer, lathed round butt end and laser engraved logo
1″ CNC machined maple core for precision and consistency with slightly rounded edges
Base felt is a high grade all wool adhesive felt 1mm thick
Parachute covering is soft German felt tightly sewn, mounted and finished completely by hand by one Amish family with great attention to details. All mallets personally inspected and tested by Tom Freer
This model produces a very clean and clear sound. Easy articulation and clarity in all registers of all timpani regardless of make, model or type of heads. Its sound can be described as round, warm, clean and of a beautiful quality. 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 your entire career.
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.
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 -)
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.