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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.
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.
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 -)
Tonkin felt large cartwheel
Soft German felt thick covering soft stick with 1mm base felt on 1.5” x ½” felt core. This is basically the Tonkin version of my BCS stick. Has more weight in the front and even more bottom to the sound. Excellent roller and a must have for any Tchaikovsky, Mahler or Bruckner symphonies. Recommended for the intro to Wagner Funeral Music and Strauss Death and Transfiguration as well.
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.