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 new SMN-BT Medium Orchestral Black Hornwood sticks with black nylon tips are the same stick as my medium orchestral model, but are enhanced with the addition of the black nylon tip. The black nylon tip does two things. It gives you a little added articulation in soft playing and the shoulder that is attached to the tip also aids in the feel and rebound of the stick. So it’s not just your average nylon tip that is molded on to a wood nub on the end like other companies do, it’s actually a very precisely CNC machined tip with a shoulder that serves a purpose and creates a unique sound and feel.
As we all learn over the years playing day to day in an orchestra, it’s inevitably the cumulative effect of musical insights and details, combined with the quality of your personal gear that defines your sound and makes all the difference. These new sticks do just that and have instantly become a new favorite for a LOT of customers.
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.