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Express ConfigurHEDor

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Express ConfigurHEDor: Customize your own bodhrán online!
The Express ConfigurHEDor combines the advantages of a standard model with the possibilities of a custom-made instrument: a wide range of features to choose from, reasonable prices, and short delivery times - ready for shipping within 3 weeks!*
All bodhráns ordered through the Express ConfigurHEDor are coming with a diameter of 37 cm and the ChangeHED and isolatHED systems:

ChangeHED Logo Screen

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 ChangeHED system. These offer a lot more future possibilities on top of the options listed here. The ChangeHED skin holding system is explained here in detail.

isolatHED Logo Farbe
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.

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, a 37cm bodhrán 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.

Design your own dream bodhrán from different drumheads, tuning rims, frame designs, and decorative ribbons. Your order is sent straight to Christian's workshop and immediately goes into production. You can also choose to receive real-time pictures of the production process.
You also have the option to decorate your frame with your own design (paint it, apply stickers or adhesive foil, etc.).

Please note: the quick delivery and the reasonable price despite individual production can only be acomplished with the options given below and with a diameter of 37 cm.

We will guide you through the configuration process. Just choose one option of each category, the price will update automatically.
Enjoy configuring your own hand-crafted bodhrán!

Price: 333.33 EUR (Netto: 287.35 EUR)
Incl. 16 % TAX plus shipping
Delivery time 5 weeks*
Natural skin! Colouring may differ from the pictures shown below!
Basic Features

Each configuration starts with the basic setup: A drum with a diameter of 37 cm, a frame depth of 14 cm, and an Edlauer Select premium goatskin drumhead. The Edlauer Select premium goatskin drumheads are produced and refined by internationally renowned master tanner Werner Edlauer according to our specifications and exclusively for Hedwitschak Drums. The multi-point tuning system with its smooth-running and easy-to-access star grip knobs allows for precise and fast tuning without any extra tools, and is really easy to handle thanks to the four-point star shape of the knobs.

Basic Features
Basic Features

  • diameter: 37 cm
  • frame depth: 14 cm
  • ChangeHED system
  • isolatHED technology
  • Edlauer Select premium goatskin
  • universal comfort tuning rim
  • multi-point tuning system with star tuners
  • beech natural inside and outside

333.33 EUR
Vegan?

We use the highest quality sustainable material in the manufacture of your express configurHEDor Bodhrán. Beeswax is an important component of a high-quality, natural finish. However, it is possible to create a natural vegan surface of the same quality with a little extra work, a different finishing material, and longer drying times.

0.00 EUR
vegan
vegan
No animal products are used in the making of your drum. No animal glue, no beeswax finish. Of course you also need to select the „REMO Skyntone“ drumhead and the „Special tuning rim for synthetic heads“.
25.00 EUR
Frame Depth
Our standard frame depth is 14 cm, measured from the edge of the drumhead to the outer edge of the frame. This figure can vary slightly depending on the state of the drumskin and the way it is tuned. In the configurHEDor, we also offer frames that are deeper or less deep than that standard. Your choice should be based on comfort (arm length, physique) only. The sound difference is negligible. We do not offer frames with a cutout (for the arm) because the disadvantages (playability, comfort, sound) usually outweigh the benefits. In special cases, however, you can get a cutout when you order a full custom bodhrán. (www.bodhranmaker.eu)
Frame depth 14 cm
Frame depth 14 cm
Our Standard depth!
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Frame depth 13 cm
Frame depth 13 cm
For reasons of comfort (e.g. short arms, smaller physique), it can make sense to pick a frame that is slightly less deep than the standard.
10.00 EUR
Frame depth 15 cm
Frame depth 15 cm
For reasons of comfort (e.g. long arms, bigger physique), it can make sense to pick a frame that is slightly deeper than the standard.
10.00 EUR
Frame depth 16 cm
Frame depth 16 cm
For reasons of comfort (e.g. long arms, bigger physique), it can make sense to pick a frame that is slightly deeper than the standard.
20.00 EUR
Frame Design - Exterior

Choosing a frame design, both exterior and interior, is entirely a matter of personal taste and aesthetic preference. It has absolutely no impact on the sound of the instrument!

Beech, natural
Beech, natural
European beech wood, natural-colored, oiled and waxed.
0.00 EUR
Beech, natural, no finish
Beech, natural, no finish
European beech wood, natural-colored, no finish. For DIY finishing with stain, lacquer, paint, pencil, stickers, foil, etc. Finely sanded.
0.00 EUR
solid flamed ash
solid flamed ash
The figured growth type is a whim of nature, and the wood is a precious rarity. Oiled and waxed.
50.00 EUR
Figured apple
Figured apple
Wild figured apple wood veneer. Natural reddish color. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
Bamboo
Bamboo
Real bamboo veneer. Caramel-colored due to steaming. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
CalmWalnut
CalmWalnut
Real walnut veneer. Calm and even wood grain. A noble classic. Oiled and waxed
40.00 EUR
WildBrownie
WildBrownie
Design veneer made of stained, moulded real wood veneers. Lively grain and timelessly beautiful. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
CurlyWood, brown
CurlyWood, brown
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, blue
CurlyWood, blue
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, red
CurlyWood, red
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, grey
CurlyWood, grey
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, green
CurlyWood, green
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, purple
CurlyWood, purple
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
Olive wood
Olive wood
Real olive wood veneer. A noble wood with a distinctive grain. Oiled and waxed.
80.00 EUR
Frame Design - Interior
Beech, natural
Beech, natural
European beech wood, natural-colored, oiled and waxed.
0.00 EUR
Beech, brown
Beech, brown
European beech wood, brown colored, oiled and waxed.
10.00 EUR
solid flamed ash
solid flamed ash
The figured growth type is a whim of nature, and the wood is a precious rarity. Oiled and waxed.
50.00 EUR
Figured apple
Figured apple
Wild figured apple wood veneer. Natural reddish color. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
Bamboo
Bamboo
Real bamboo veneer. Caramel-colored due to steaming. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
CalmWalnut
CalmWalnut
Real walnut veneer. Calm and even wood grain. A noble classic. Oiled and waxed
40.00 EUR
WildBrownie
WildBrownie
Design veneer made of stained, moulded real wood veneers. Lively grain and timelessly beautiful. Oiled and waxed.
40.00 EUR
CurlyWood, brown
CurlyWood, brown
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, blue
CurlyWood, blue
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, red
CurlyWood, red
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, grey
CurlyWood, grey
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, green
CurlyWood, green
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
CurlyWood, purple
CurlyWood, purple
Design veneer made of real wood. Comes in various colors. Oiled and waxed.
70.00 EUR
Olive wood
Olive wood
Real olive wood veneer. A noble wood with a distinctive grain. Oiled and waxed.
80.00 EUR
Drumhead

The skin area along the spine is harder and less flexible than the rest of the drumhead, so the sound in this area is louder and harder. The overall sound of the drum becomes „wilder“ and more „percussive“. If in doubt, better order a drumhead without a spine. ;). For details about the different skins, see below.

Edlauer Select, no spine
Edlauer Select, no spine
The reliable all-rounder
A skin for all occasions, and much more than just a "standard skin". This type of goat skin, developed by Werner Edlauer especially for HEDWITSCHAK DRUMS, has been used as the standard drumhead for almost two decades now. Reliable, natural, stable in tuning, uncomplicated, and proven in practice.
0.00 EUR
Edlauer Select, center spine
Edlauer Select, center spine
The reliable all-rounder, extra crisp
A skin for all occasions, and much more than just a "standard skin". This type of goat skin, developed by Werner Edlauer especially for HEDWITSCHAK DRUMS, has been used as the standard drumhead for almost two decades now. Reliable, natural, stable in tuning, uncomplicated, and proven in practice.
0.00 EUR
DRAGONSkin classic, no spine
DRAGONSkin classic, no spine
Creamy sound and easy to play
To become DRAGONSkin, our Edlauer Select skin undergoes an additional treatment process which makes it more flexible. Depending on the attributes of the preselected rawhide (age, sex, thickness, etc.) and on how much it has been treated, we distinguish between three variants: velvet, classic, and spicy.
classic: Usually described as having a warm, earthy, bassy and creamy sound. Easy to play, forgiving of mistakes.
35.00 EUR
DRAGONSkin spicy, no spine
DRAGONSkin spicy, no spine
Lively and tonal
To become DRAGONSkin, our Edlauer Select skin undergoes an additional treatment process which makes it more flexible. Depending on the attributes of the preselected rawhide (age, sex, thickness, etc.) and on how much it has been treated, we distinguish between three variants: velvet, classic, and spicy.
spicy: Usually described as having a crisp and lively sound. More attack than the classic variant und more focus on midrange and treble frequencies. A very tonal drumhead.
35.00 EUR
DRAGONSkin spicy, center spine
DRAGONSkin spicy, center spine
Lively and tonal
To become DRAGONSkin, our Edlauer Select skin undergoes an additional treatment process which makes it more flexible. Depending on the attributes of the preselected rawhide (age, sex, thickness, etc.) and on how much it has been treated, we distinguish between three variants: velvet, classic, and spicy.
spicy: Usually described as having a crisp and lively sound. More attack than the classic variant und more focus on midrange and treble frequencies. A very tonal drumhead.
35.00 EUR
Lambeg (no spine)
Lambeg (no spine)
Quick reaction
Lambeg skin offers excellent playing qualities: It makes playing very enjoyable because it responds easily and has a wide sound spectrum. It works great for traditional playing, but can also produce a very modern drum kit sound. The drum has enough overtones for harmonic playing, but not too many to prevent the occasional open bass playing. There is also a great rebound: The tipper bounces off the skin just the right amount as the skin is not so soft that the tipper "sinks" into it.
35.00 EUR
Kangaroo (center spine)
Kangaroo (center spine)
The lively skin from Australia
Produced by our friends at KENTVILLE DRUMS in Australia. This specially selected, cured and refined kangaroo skin makes for an excellent, lively drumhead that is both percussive and tonal. Requires some breaking in and a bit of playing experience. The "sports car" among drumheads ;) It's a bit crisper than a DRAGONSkin spicy, but less "vigorous" than some Lambeg skins can be. The skins are processed following centuries-old tanning traditions passed down from generation to generation.
40.00 EUR
GOAK
GOAK
Gnarled and mighty as an oak
Goak: Oak-treated goat. An age-old recipe, newly interpreted by Werner Edlauer. A special process involving oakwood extract gives the skin its rustic color as well as a rich, full-bodied, bassy overall sound. A bit like the DRAGONSkin classic, but a bit more… earthy.
40.00 EUR
REMO Skyntone
REMO Skyntone
Extremely stable in tuning and an authentic alternative to natural skins
If you want an uncomplicated drumhead for use on stage or for playing outdoors, or if you are a vegan - this drumhead is a genuine alternative to animal hide. If tuned correctly, this drumhead is able to impress even the most demanding listener. Moreover, it remains virtually unaffected by climatic conditions and hand perspiration. Please note: This drumhead is always delivered in combination with "Nylon ribbon, black, zig zag texture" and "Special tuning rim for synthetic heads"!
40.00 EUR
Tuning Rim

Apart from the drumhead, the tuning rim is the main element that influences the sound. Depending on your choice of tuning rim, the overall sound can become harder, softer, dryer, richer, more defined, more earthy... The tuning rim also influences sound projection, as well as the sound pickup properties when you are using a microphone. By default, all tuning rims feature the isolatHED tuning technology.

Universal comfort tuning rim
Universal comfort tuning rim
The comfortable all-rounder
Comfortable playing with a warm, well-balanced sound. Suitable for all drumheads. Black, oil and wax finish, chamois leather-covered bearing edge.
isolatHED technology
0.00 EUR
Compressor
Compressor
Dry and precise
Produces a dryer, clearer, and more compressed sound. Ideal for miking and for being heard clearly when playing with other instruments. Painted black, covered with a thin layer of chamois leather.
isolatHED technology
More info on the compressor tuning rim.
35.00 EUR
Bass monster
Bass monster
All about that bass
The overall sound becomes more bass-heavy, and the drumhead can vibrate for a longer time. The sound becomes very "earthy" and warm, but also "muddy" and blaring. Can cause problems when used with a microphone. Danger of feedback. The bearing edge is more rounded, and covered with a thick layer of chamois leather. Only recommended for die-hard bass lovers!
isolatHED technology
35.00 EUR
Special tuning rim for synthetic heads
Special tuning rim for synthetic heads
The specialist for synthetic skins
The standard option for REMO Sykntone! Designed and optimized especially for synthetic skins. Less rounded, cotton-covered bearing edge for easier tuning and a natural sound. Gets the best out of synthetic skins; not recommended for natural skins. Oiled, reddish wood stain.
isolatHED technology
0.00 EUR
Decorative Ribbon/Nails

Choose from different design options. The nails have no particular function, they are also purely decorative.

Nylon ribbon, black, zig zag texture
Nylon ribbon, black, zig zag texture
Valuable and modern

This is the only option for a REMO Skyntone drumhead!

0.00 EUR
Nylon ribbon
Nylon ribbon "Techno"
The standard option, sturdy and timeless
0.00 EUR
No ribbon, tape only
No ribbon, tape only
For the purist
10.00 EUR
Velvet, black
Velvet, black
The noble classic
10.00 EUR
Velvet, black, with antique-style nails
Velvet, black, with antique-style nails
The noble classic with antique-style decorative nails
30.00 EUR
Velvet, black, with silver nails
Velvet, black, with silver nails
The noble classic with silver-colored decorative nails
30.00 EUR
Cotton, natural-colored
Cotton, natural-colored
Natural and light
10.00 EUR
Cotton, red
Cotton, red
Natural red
10.00 EUR
Cotton, black
Cotton, black
Natural black
10.00 EUR
Dedication

Here you can enter a short text for a handwritten dedication that Christian will write on the inside of the frame next to the stamped logo and his signature. Please use the comment field in the last step at checkout to tell us the text you want for your dedication.

Dedication wanted
Dedication wanted
Yes, I want a dedication! I will write the text I want for my dedication in the comment field in the last step at checkout.
0.00 EUR
No dedication wanted
No dedication wanted
I’ll stick with branding and signature, without a dedication.
0.00 EUR
Production Photos

Choose this option to receive real-time pictures about the production status of your instrument via e-mail. By e-mail you will receive at least five pictures and short explanatory texts documenting the making of your instrument to keep you informed about the production progress. Christian will use your e-mail address exclusively for this purpose, and only during the production process.

No Production Photos Required
No Production Photos Required
I like a good surprise and need no pics of the production of my drum.
0.00 EUR
Production Photos Required
Production Photos Required
Yes, please send those pics to me!
25.00 EUR
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