- Bass Drum Mallets
Bass Drum Mallets
About Freer Bass Drum Mallets
Freer Percussion bass drum mallets are known for their innovations and firsts such as the BDF1 with its dual seam covering for both hard and soft playing but they are also known for their “built-to-last-a-lifetime” quality, hand sewn felts and clean sound. They are also known for being the first to utilize a weighted insert inside the mallet head.
The hickory used in these shafts is of the highest select grade possible and once purchased is culled and selected again for only the highest weight and highest pitched dowels. The maple balls used for the cores are triple selected for roundness and consistency of diameter.
This year I’m introducing a new line of fiberglass shaft mallets. Since I have been using this same high grade fiberglass shaft for my MS1 maraca sticks for some years now, it became obvious that this would be an excellent choice for bass drum as well. You will see that the shaft of the BDF1 and BD7 are both now made of fiberglass and there are two new additions added to the line. The BDFG general and BDFR roller.
These came about by demand. Many of my friends in other orchestras, and students as well, have requested that I come up with something like this which is not quite as heavy as the aluminum but still substantial in weight and easier to play with, especially for players who use traditional grip on bass drum.