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Description: Soft/dark legato.

Usage: For a deeper, darker, heavier, bigger sound altogether. Sonorous sound with round beautiful tone quality.  Great roll stick.

Shaft: Hickory

Core: Felt

Covering: Cartwheel with custom limited edition green extra soft German felt (thicker than #4).

Tone Color: Dark legato, rich, round, full of fundamental and bottom to the sound and minimal attack.

The Freer Percussion Cloyd Duff #6 soft/legato model is one of the softest and largest models in the Cloyd Duff line up. Larger felt core than Duff 4 with thicker German felt. This replica version of the Cloyd Duff series features a 13.5” American hickory shaft with a CNC machined felt core at a very specific durometer to match the originals. The cartwheel covering of super soft limited edition green German felt (thicker than FPCD4) is tightly sewn for a super clean sound yet produces a softer and warmer/darker tone than the FPCD4 mallets.

The hickory shaft, compared to bamboo, offers a completely different balance, feel and rebound off the head. Even the nuts on these new models are replicas of the originals and are made on CNC for consistency and precision.

Excellent for Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Brahms (beginning of Brhams 1), Sibelius, Bruckner, Strauss, Bartok (Concerto for Orchestra Intermezzo) and Wagner among many others. Huge round sound but still an excellent legato roll mallet.

A necessity for all students and professional timpanists who desire a mallet that has been used and proven for over 75 years. An incredibly versatile, handmade replica timpani mallet made to last. These are the only authentic reproductions of Duff’s original set of mallets, available exclusively from Freer Percussion direct.