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.
Usage: For a deeper, darker, heavier, bigger sound altogether. Sonorous sound with round beautiful tone quality. Great roll stick.
Covering: Cartwheel with custom limited edition green extra soft German felt (thicker than #4).
Tone Color: Dark legato, rich, round, full of fundamental and bottom to the sound and minimal attack.
The new Freer Percussion Cloyd Duff #6 soft/legato model is one of the softest and largest models in the Cloyd Duff line up.Larger felt core than Duff 4 with thicker German felt.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 originals. The cartwheel covering of super soft limited edition green German felt (thicker than FPCD4) is tightly sewn for a super clean sound yet produces a softer and warmer/darker tone than the FPCD4 mallets.The hickory shaft, compared to bamboo, offers a completely different balance, feel and rebound off the head.Even the nuts on these new models are replicas of the originals and are made on CNC for consistency and precision.Excellent for Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Brahms (beginning of Brhams 1), Sibelius, Bruckner, Strauss, Bartok (Concerto for Orchestra Intermezzo) and Wagner among many others. Huge round sound but still an excellent legato roll mallet.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.
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.
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.
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.