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In 2005, I developed the drum of my dreams together with Christian Hedwitschak. Christian decided to call it the RWE (Rolf Wagels Edition). I wanted a lambeg skin on a my drum, and with the help of Seamus O'Kane we managed to source these skins in the North of Ireland. It was also important to me that the drum features a tool-less tuning system.
The RWEchange is the smaller model of the RWE, and here, all my demands for a
high end drum are fullfilled: Not only a great design with brilliant usabiltiy, but also a universal sound. This means the Lambeg skin works great for traditional playing but also gives the full range for top end style. The Lambeg skins are produced using methods refined over centuries in the North of Ireland. For the RWE 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. For us, the Lambeg skin has to come from a good maker in the North of Ireland, one who makes Lambeg drums and cures the skins with his traditional methods and ingredients. this is what we call a genuine Lambeg skin.
The smaller diameter makes this drum accesible for smaller players as well. I prefer the smaller diameter myself, as the skin hand needs less travel and the sound is more compressed.
Genuine Lambeg skin
Compressor tuning rim
ChangeHED skin holding system
Toolless tuning system
High quality by Hedwitschak
37 cm diameter, 14 cm depth
Every single RWE drum goes through my hands to ensure top quality. It carries my name, so I want to make sure all the drums are in brilliant shape and sound the way I would expect it. The RWE is a high end classic drum that established itself in the international bodhran scene in the last couple of years.
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.
Natural skin! Colouring may differ from the pictures shown above!