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This professionally handcrafted 16" goatskin non-tuneable bodhrán, by Paraic McNeela, is made with a hardwood shell and a single cross bar. The bodhrán drum head is made of goat's skin.
Key Features of the 16" Non-Tuneable Bodhrán:
Made with a hardwood shell and a single t-bar.
Hand-selected goat's skin.
Taped around the edges for extended harmonic range.
Comes with a free bodhrán carrier bag which is light in weight (perfect for carrying your bodhrán to sessions).
Comes with a free hardwood bodhrán beater.
Obviously, you've guessed it, the skin is the most important part. We've done blind tests here, and the results are staggering. Even non-bodhrán players can tell the difference a mile away. It's that obvious. There is a huge difference in sound between a properly made bodhrán and a badly made one. Hand-cured and stretched, properly conditioned and treated (without the use of chemicals) goatskin wins every single time. The curing of the skin has to be carried out with great care as done incorrectly it can destroy the skin. We use goatskin because of its sustain, meaning the beat carries on; it's a sound with heart.
All of Paraic’s bodhráns come with taped skin to help achieve that distinctive bass sound. Inspired by drummers using E-rings on their drum kits to dampen the tone, Paraic found that taping the outer rim of the skin lowered the tone of the bodhrán and extended its harmonic range. In other words, it helps the bodhrán sound more like a musical instrument and ensures you'll always be welcome at a session!
If you’re starting out with the bodhrán we recommend this great text tutor by esteemed bodhrán player, Peter HoulahanThe Irish Drum - An Bodhrán
And if you really want to treat yourself or the bodhrán lover in your life, check out our brand new premium McNeela Bodhrán Gig Bag. It's available in three sizes and two very smart colourways and guaranteed to start a conversation.
This 16" drum is great for both professional and beginner bodhrán players as it caters for every need. This bodhrán for sale is available to purchase online and in-store, come visit us in Baldoyle, Dublin 13 if you'd like to try it out!
Good to know:
14 day Money Back Guarantee from the day you receive the item.
1 Year Guarantee
If purchased before 12 noon it is shipped the same day
100% Refundable (for any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán)
McNeela Music was founded by Paraic McNeela, an Irish musician and enthusiast with a passion for providing high-quality musical instruments and accessories.
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Are the products at McNeela Music suitable for beginners?
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