14" Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhrán
The 6 inch deep, 14 inch wide rim produces a remarkable tone; deep enough to control and shallow enough to spread around the room and for a limited time only you get bonus lessons with Paraic, perfect for complete beginners and improvers!
Key Features of the 14” Deep Rim Bodhrán
- Premium Hand-Cured Goatskin
- Taped for an extended harmonic range
- Fast Response
- Gorgeous McNeela signature bass tone
- 6-point tuning system with Allen key
- Arm Cut Out & T-Bar for playing comfort
- Approx. 6 inch rim depth
- Free bulbous beater
- *BONUS LESSONS*
As an extra special bonus for a limited time only when you buy a tuneable bodhrán from us you will receive a thoroughly entertaining and informative 30 minute step-by-step introduction to the basics of bodhrán playing by the bodhrán maker himself, Paraic McNeela.
You’ll learn the up-beat, down-beat and the roll as well as jig-timing and reel-timing along with extra features such as how to get the most from your goatskin and an extensive introduction to the many beaters and tippers available; invaluable for any beginner player
These lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying traditional Irish music sets with gusto in no time!
Looking to buy the best bodhrán, let us introduce the new 14” Deep Rim Tunable Bodhrán, by Paraic McNeela, made with patience, passion and precision, and the result of nearly 40 years of bodhrán making expertise. The McNeela bodhrán has an unparalleled sound and iconic aesthetic within the industry, the result of constant improvement and innovation .
The trademark tuning system allows for flexible volume control so you can achieve the perfect tone every time. Being able to tune a bodhrán is a basic need for any serious player as the weather and humidity on this planet is unpredictable and natural skin can react to humidity, especially goatskin. The McNeela tuning system means you can adjust for environment and playing space as you go. So you need never worry about your bodhrán being too soft or too high-pitched when you go to play in a cosy pub session nor worry about filling a large auditorium or concert hall.
All McNeela Irish bodhráns come taped as standard. Taping a bodhrán dampens the tone and extends the harmonic range of the drum meaning you’ll produce a luscious, rich, musical bass tone every time.
The skin is the most important part of the bodhrán. That's why we only use the best goat skins. Our skins are sustainably sourced from healthy animals, carefully selected and examined for quality. They produce great depth of sound and are easy to tune. We've done many blind tests and the results are staggering. Even non-bodhrán players can tell the difference between a good quality skin and a poor one - it's that obvious. Our skins are naturally hand-cured in lime, which gives that all-important bass tone, then 'pickled' to close up the pores and finally stretched and left to sun dry, achieving a lovely clean 'bleached' finish.
“Whatever way Paraic cures them and treats them, I can get everything I want out of them. There’s a lovely sound to them.” Jim Woods
Good to know:
- 14 day Money Back Guarantee from the day you receive the item (For any reason)
- 1 Year Guarantee
- If purchased before 12 noon it is shipped the same day
- 100% Refundable including Shipping (For any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán)
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES:
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)
From outside Ireland +353 18322432
I stand behind my creations 100%, meaning if you are not 100% happy with your purchase for any reason I will refund 100% of your money, no questions asked.