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 BD8 continues to be a best seller because of its versatility. The only double ended mallet in the line, it features identical cores on each end with a hard green felt on one end and soft German felt on the other.
A great general mallet for conservatory students who are looking to keep their budget under control, buying a pair of these will get you through a lot of repertoire in an economical way. You can easily use a pair as rollers with the soft white end or for rhythmic playing with the two green ends. Extremely versatile and also excellent on small tam tams and medium sized tuned gongs. Recommended for all general orchestral repertoire.
*Note the color of hard side green felt may vary slightly from photos due to the nature of custom made small batch dyed felts.
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.
The BD4 has been one of our long time “go to” general mallets in The Cleveland Orchestra for many years now. Select Limited Edition Rosewood shaft with solid maple ball and weighted insert inside the head.