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”
1" diameter wood ball with tight chamois cover. Chamois is always carefully selected for matched thickness and evenness. Warmer than #1 and still very bright and clear. Perfect for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and much more. Also excellent for percussion instruments and chamber music.
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.