Using Lambeg skins for bodhráns has a long tradition and the RWE, RWEchange and EMsig are the only drums made by Christian Hedwitschak that come with a Lambeg skin. Owner of other drums fitted with the ChangeHED skin holding system now get the possibility to acquire the RWE-Lambeg skins for their bodhrán!
The Lambeg skins are produced using methods refined over centuries by Tommy Louden in the North of Ireland. For the RWE and the skins offered here, we choose homogeneous, not too thick skins, mostly without spine. (In some cases we use skins with the spine, but only if the spine is thin and unobtrusive). The skin reacts quickly and has a great range of tones. The attack is very present, esp. compared to a softer skin like a DragonSkin. This means the RWE-Lambeg skin works great for traditional playing but also gives the full range for top end style. It's a lively drum, easy to change tones, and gives a lovely feedback to the stick and to the player. Great attack and enough overtones for harmonic playing, but not too many overtones that wouldn't allow the occasional open bass playing..
The Lambeg skins for the ChangeHED skin holding system ship taped, with nails, mounted on skin holding frame, including storage/transport plate. Please note:
The Lambeg skin will settle in the first 3-6 months, depending on the skin and how much you play. You will notice now that the skin reacts quickly to weather changes and even if somebody opens a door, it will react. This will stop once the skin has settled. Also, you will get more bass over the next couple of months. Sometimes, these changes are gradually, but esp. with the Lambeg skin, the change may occur from one day to another.
This is not a full drum, but the skin mounted on skin holding frame, incl. storage/transport plate.