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.
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This unique hybrid snare stick which consists of a hollow carbon fiber tube for the center portion of the stick, joined with a hornwood™ front shoulder/tip, and hornwood™ butt end. The result, is a revolutionary new drum stick with nearly 100% more rebound than average wood stick.
Patent Pending. The balance and feel is something like you’ve never experienced before. This makes rolling much easier than you’ve ever imagined and as some professionals say “I feel like I’m cheating!” Regardless of your roll dynamic from a super saturated soft roll to a FFF triple bounce roll, these make it all easier to execute. The sound of the stick produces more instant drum sound and less sound of the stick itself; this, results in your sound speaking and projecting faster than ever. Not designed for drum set playing or marching snare, but more than tough enough for playing in an orchestra as they’re designed for. Take care of these and they’ll last about ten years depending on how much use they get. Recommended for all orchestral playing, concert band playing and ensemble work. A true go to general stick that can do almost anything.
*Normal warranty for this model does not apply in cases of abuse/damage caused by drum set or marching snare use.
New this year is a hybrid snare stick which consists of a hollow carbon fiber tube for the center portion of the stick, joined with a hornwood™ front shoulder and butt end, and a black nylon tip. Shorter and slightly lighter than SDH1, with a black nylon tip that is 50% smaller. Extremely articulate with incredibly enhanced rebound characteristics.
The iconic BDF1 is known as the Mahler 3 beaters. All of my products have been developed by necessity from playing in the orchestra and making something that fit a certain need. However, this one was initially developed in 1988 just for playing the Mahler 3 excerpts in auditions. As it turned out, it also worked great in reality with the orchestra! Below are photos of the first generations of this model.
Classic signature Freer shape with slight taper in back and round ball bead. Ultra select hickory, precision matched, pitched and weighed. All around general stick perfect for anything and my daily "go to" stick in the Cleveland Orchestra. Effortless to roll with and perfect size bead to enable a super wide dynamic range.