McNeela Music 16 Pinewood Bodhran Ultimate Set - Irish Drums | McNeela Music

Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set [NEW]

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Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set

The McNeela Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set features our best-selling 16" tuneable performance bodhrán with a stunning limited edition, natural pinewood finish. In addition to this top quality bodhrán, the set also includes a premium soft, padded bodhrán gig bag, a selection of bodhrán beaters and McNeela's DrumDiddly Bodhrán Conditioning Cream.

The sustainably sourced goatskin has been hand selected and is specially cured and treated to produce our signature lush bass sound.

Key Features of the McNeela Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set

  • Rim Depth 6”
  • Diameter 16”
  • Pinewood frame
  • 8-point hand-tuning system
  • Top quality goatskin
  • Taped for improved harmonics
  • Highly responsive
  • Wide tonal range
  • Lush bass sound

Bonus Features

  • Drum Diddly Bodhrán Conditioning Cream
  • BRAND NEW Soft, padded gig bag with pocket for beaters
  • FREE Online Bodhrán Lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

Selection of bodhrán beaters and percussion instruments included:

  • Brush beater
  • Clave
  • Nylon brush
  • NEW Split tri-grip beater
  • Ribbed beater
  • Rosewood spoons
  • Egg shakers

Please note: selection of beaters provided may change due to availability.

The Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set includes a brand new premium padded gig bag with padded hand straps and an adjustable padded shoulder strap, making storing and transporting your new bodhrán a breeze. Protect your drum from unwanted knocks and bumps with this stylish green and black gig bag with separate front pocket to store your bodhrán beaters.

Free Online Bodhrán Lesson with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

For a limited time only, with every purchase of the Pinewood Bodhrán Ultimate Set, you will receive eight free lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh. Rónán is one of the greatest Irish bodhrán players in the world. You might recognise him as the driving force behind Irish supergroup Kíla.

These online lessons cover everything from basics, to traditional Irish music session performance and alternative beats. Rónán will show you how to get the most out of your bodhrán, how to tune your bodhrán and everything else you need to get started on your musical journey.

These free online bodhrán lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying your first traditional Irish music session in no time!

Need advice? Check out our bodhran makers guide to buying a bodhrán.

McNeela Pinewood Bodhran Ultimate SetWhy We Chose Pinewood

Pinewood is a durable yet lightweight wood that offers excellent resonance. It produces strong midrange tones and a nicely rounded tone in the high range.

The pinewood's natural grain also offers a unique and handsome finish to the bodhrán. It's good looking and cost effective at the same time.

The 16” bodhrán is our best selling size. 16 inches is a great all-rounder size that suits every stature of player, without compromising on tone. Our 16" inch bodhráns offer great tonal range, giving you a great variety of sounds to work with.

The 6 inch rim depth produces a rich, deep bass tone. The deeper the rim, the more resonant the bass sound will be. The 6" rim is perfect for creating our signature McNeela lush, booming bass.

Hand Tuning System
Our 8 point hand-tuning system makes it easy to adjust your bodhrán tuning, without interrupting your performance. The tuners are easy to grip and fast to tune. The McNeela tuning system will allow you to get the best sound from your bodhrán skin, no matter the playing conditions.

Adjust tuning with lightning speed to respond to performance requirements for when you need your bodhrán to match pitch, volume and tone.

With the wide spread of tonal options available you can offer a subtle accompaniment in quieter session spaces and a full resonating bass in concert settings. 

Premium Goatskin
Each goatskin is hand selected for quality, responsiveness and sustain. As our goatskin is a natural product, no two pieces are alike. This means your bodhrán is unique.

 We recommend treating your skin with DrumDiddly bodhrán conditioning cream (included in the set) to keep it in optimum condition:

How to Use DrumDiddly Bodhrán Cream to Condition Your Bodhrán Skin

Just remove a small amount of cream from the container and, using your fingers, massage it into the skin on the front of the bodhrán. Use large circular motions to spread the cream over the skin. Then, leave it overnight to soak in.

The following day, take a soft, lint-free cloth and, again using large circular motions, wipe the skin with the cloth. This will remove any excess product from the skin. Continue to buff until the skin is dry and no longer sticky.

You’ll notice a difference immediately in not just the feel and texture of the skin, but also the sound it produces.

I recommend only treating the outside (front or top) of the bodhrán skin, especially for non-tuneable bodhráns. 

Why? Conditioning creams affect moisture absorption. In order to adjust the tone of a non-tuneable bodhrán you’ll need it to be capable of absorbing water; the easiest way to adjust the tone of a non-tuneable bodhrán is by lightly misting it with water, wetting it down with a spray bottle. 

Good to Know:

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the bodhrán set. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
  • 1 year warranty
  • Free backup service for one year.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • In you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping 

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)

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