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 Dresdner series mallets are a European design made to meet the needs of players who prefer ball sticks over cartwheel sticks. All models are of seamless construction and feature different core materials and multiple layers of various felt and other materials. I’m very happy to finally introduce this new line now especially for my loyal customers who have asked so frequently for this style of mallet over the past five years.
The market is literally flooded with this type of stick now so I had to spend a considerable amount of time on the design in order to ensure that I could produce a cleaner sounding alternative to other mallets of their kind that are currently available. The goal was to produce a full line of ball sticks with no contact sound, quick speaking with more immediate projection than average.
I hope you will hear this attention to detail come through in your playing.
“I’m thrilled to have entrusted this George Hamilton Green mallet project to Tom Freer and Freer PERCUSSION. I’ve known Tom for many years and know that his products have always stood for quality and detail instead of mass production numbers. The signature mallets are modeled after George Hamilton Green’s originals that the family loaned to Tom for the project. The George Hamilton Green publications that Freer is putting out exclusively, represent the artistic integrity and high standards that our family historically exemplifies and we look forward to more future projects.” -LEW GREEN
Freer Percussion stainless and brass triangle beaters now available on a 1/8″ diameter carbon fiber shaft. The difference in response and action from carbon fiber is vast from that of a steel shaft. The carbon fiber shaft offers a small amount of flex and “whip” to the rebound and response of the beater head; this not only absorbs shock, but also aids and facilitates rolls to a large degree.
You will find the feel to be very easy to roll with, and the sound to have less attack and more triangle sound than contact sound from the beater. These came about because of the popularity of my carbon fiber glockenspiel mallets. It seemed that this concept would transfer to a triangle beater nicely and it works so well that this new beater may very well replace the steel shaft version altogether.
Short-handled carbon fiber mallets. Cord wrapped in three different hardnesses.
02. TRIANGLE STATION
Returning by popular demand after four years of absence the new improved orchestral triangle station is constructed of better materials and made to last a lifetime.
03. CLOYD DUFF MODEL 8, 9 & 10
Returning after a few years of absence comes the wood #8, the #9 flip stick with felt on one end and wood on the other, and the #10 chamois.
Because of the popularity of the Patent Pending SDH1, we are about introduce the SDH2 medium light hybrid with black nylon tips.
I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of the publication end of Freer Percussion. My printed music will be focused on out of print and rare xylophone music from what I call the “Xylohpone Players Archival Collection” as well as some new melodic timpani solos I have written and other things.
Please check in frequently as there are many works in process and the site will be updated weekly with new releases. As always, exclusively available direct from Freer Percussion Publications only.