I am constantly at the drawing board, creating and refining my products. See what’s new, what
we’re working on and what’s coming in the near future from FP.
Many of your favorite Freer Percussion timpani mallets are now available on tapered premium carbon fiber shafts- Cloyd Duff Series, Felt Core Series, Cork Core Series, Specialty Series and Dresdner Series.
Duff #8 – An essential wood timpani mallet. Highest grade American hickory which is pre selected for weight and pitch before it’s even turned.
Duff #9 – The perfect timpani flip stick. The Duff 9 is essentially the same wood end as the Duff 8 but also has a dual end which has a small felt covered ball.
Duff #10 – Bright and articulate. A basic pair of wood sticks was used in the recording session with a thin layer of felt tied on very quickly and crudely.
The Vibe 1 and Vibe 2 feature hard rubber cores with a special metal insert and unique carbon fiber shafts at 13 inches long. Inspired by the famous Megs mallet but without the steel shaft and a modified proprietary core. These have the most unique and satisfying feel because of the combination of the carbon fiber shaft andshorter length. Perfectly balanced and extremely easy to get around the instrument. Three models bright, general and warm.
The new M1 marimba mallets have come about after extensive testing and experimentation with core materials. All of that attention was focused on what would ultimately work best in the orchestra. Coincidentally this model has turned out to be an excellent general marimba mallet for anything! Because of it’s unique proprietary core material and hand wrapping, we have come up with something that is unlike anything else currently on the market. A “two toned” mallet which will sound warm and round up until the upper mezzo forte range, then begins to get brighter with the ability to cut easily at loud dynamics.
It is comprised of the body of my signature general orchestral stick combined with the shoulder of another stick and the bead of yet another stick and no taper in the back. It fits just between my long bead general and the heavy orchestral, spanning that bridge gap nicely.
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.