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.
My Freer Percussion suspended cymbal mallets are an exact replica of what we have used in the Cleveland Orchestra for over 50 years now. These were especially designed for suspended cymbals, although they do sound great on marimba so go ahead. These replicas were back engineered from a pair of 1920’s model yarn mallets that I received with my 1935 King George marimba. The core is heavy hard rubber custom made for this model and match the weight and durometer of the original vintage cores. The Yarn is a wool blend which is very tightly wound. This allows your cymbal strokes to speak instantly with the right amount of weight to get any size cymbal going quickly whether it’s rolls or strokes at all dynamics.
Most mellow and round sound of them all yet still just hard enough to cut through. Perfect for exposed solo notes or even soft notes with a lot of bottom and fundamental to the pitch. One grade softer than the brown linen phenolic. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
Heavier larger and bolder than others with a more powerful sound yet still warm and round. Excellent general all around chime hammer for those who need more power to cut through all the time. Tremendous fundamental and clear pitch. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
Lightest model clear bright clean sound that cuts and very easy to get around chimes during fast/busy parts. Easy to play with four mallets. Super clean and clear sound, no contact no "tick" to the sound at all. 12.5" long.
My triangle clip was designed out of necessity like all of my products. After so many years in the Cleveland Orchestra using a variety of triangle clips it became clear to me as to what would be the ideal triangle clip. I came up with my own unique custom design unlike anything else.