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”
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.
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.
Hard German 1mm felt with no base felt on 1.5” x 3/8” convex felt core. Clear articulate stick with a lot of fundamental and more bottom to the sound. A pointed sound that retains it’s warmth and pitch at all times. Excellent choice for many sections of Beethoven 9, Sibelius Symphonies, Schumann and Schubert Symphonies as well as Bartok and other 20th century repertoire. Excellent in the percussion section or ensemble for tom tom and other drum parts.
*Note the nickname “super 2.” This model was inspired by my Duff #2 model but with a core that is one and a half times the size and on a bamboo shaft.
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.