**Limited edition bodhrán - high end drum, low end price**
A bodhrán as hot as a summer in the Outback!
Agile kangaroo drumskin (from Australia, Kentville Drums), concave frame made from figured ash with Sunburst effect, isolatHED Universal Comfort tuning frame. All of that at the red-hot price of 555.55 EUR. This model is limited to the figured ash layers we have in stock! Many thanks to Steele Turkington of Kentville Drums, Australia, for the excellent cooperation.
A very lifely, responsive and full-of-fun bodhrán
This is a little sensation: A bodhran with a concave frame, an excellent skin, unique design and all features a modern bodhrán needs...and all of this for a very special price.
The kangaroo skin is a lively skin with a very nice rebound and fast reaction. Warm, full-bodied sound. The kangaroo hides are cured and selected by Kentville Drums in Australia exclusivelyfor Christian Hedwitschak.
The ChangeHed skinholding system allows to easily change the head and the tuning rim of the drum. This opens a lot of new possibilities: Christian Hedwitschak offers a great variety of tuning rims and skin types on his website. which all fit on the RWEchange. For example you can get a DRAGONSkin®spicy with a red ribbon and silver nails for a RWE main frame, an additional spare deer skin without decorative nails, another EdlauerSelect spare skin just taped without decorative nails, another spare TwinSkin skin with a black nylon ribbon, and another transparent synthetic spare skin with a black nylon ribbon. These are only a few ideas, there are a lot more possibilities. The ChangeHED skin holding system is explained here in detail.
With the isolatHED technology all contact points of the tuning screws are decoupled acoustically. This means that the tuning rim is now the only component still in direct contact with the drum skin. The result is a drum inside a drum, so to speak: First, there is the outer frame, which is in contact with the player’s body, holds the drum skin, and supports all components of the tuning system. Second, there is the independent tuning rim, which takes the sound off the drum skin like a pickup or a bridge.
How does it work? By using rubber-encased pressure screws that are embedded in the tuning rim. This preserves the possibilities of a multi-point tuning system without dampening the tuning rim or causing it to “float.”
As a result, the brilliance of sound is significantly improved, and the frequency spectrum becomes much more homogeneous. As less energy is absorbed by the main frame, there is also a measurable increase in loudness. All details can be found here.
With it's compact dimensions, the AustrHEDian is very accesible, even for smaller players. But then I am 6'6" tall and play a 37cm drum myself. Less travel for my skin hand and an even more compressed sound.
- ChangeHED skin holding system
- Kangaroo drumskin from Australia by Kentville Drums
- taped, black decoration ribbon
- concave figured ash frame, brown stained with sunburst effect, open pore varnished
- isolatHED universal comofort tuning rim
- limited edition, only as long as the figured ash layers last