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.
The Freer Maraca Sticks have found their way into nearly 1000 players cases! They fearture a cork core for reduced head weight, better balance, and more maraca sound than other maraca sticks on the market. This is the only maraca mallet that actually gets some rebound off of the head and gives an equal ratio of timpani and maraca sound. A thin rubber grip gives you great control, and a very special type of bead on the inside of the mallet gives a much stronger maraca sound similar to that of an egg shaker. For West Side Story, or Raise The Roof, or any other piece where you want an excellent maraca AND timpani sound—these are what you are looking for. Extremely versatile and also great for pops concerts or the pit when you need more players but are trying to do two things at once.
Head Size(s): Head Size: 34mm
Length: Mallet Length: 15”
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 -)
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.
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.