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.
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.
1" diameter wood ball with tight chamois cover. Chamois is always carefully selected for matched thickness and evenness. Warmer than #1 and still very bright and clear. Perfect for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and much more. Also excellent for percussion instruments and chamber music.
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.
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.