How To Purchase a BOD Product

Wondering why we don’t have an on-line shop to just click and buy?  Because we love talking with our customers, answering your questions and making sure you will be happy with your choices.  And of course if you want a custom product… we can’t wait to talk about the possibilities!  We are also very happy to get together so you can try out the drums before buying – we are based near Cambridge and Ely.  The BODdrum and Talking Bodhrán create a very different sound world from the traditional bodhrán, and need to be heard and played with to be appreciated.

You can purchase BOD products by contacting us through the contact form below or on the Contact page and letting us know what you would like.  We will reply to confirm availability and packing and shipping expenses, and if you are happy with that, we will raise an invoice which you can pay in British Pounds Sterling via BACS, international funds transfer or PayPal.  Upon receipt of payment, we will ship the goods from England via tracked and insured delivery; someone will have to sign for the package.  Be aware:  any import or customs duties or taxes will be your responsibility. If you are outside the EU you may want to check the regulations and possible charges for your country.

Please note:  as a small UK business we are not VAT registered and hence do not charge VAT.

You can purchase off the shelf products as described on this site, or you can have your BODdrums customised – take a look at our Custom Finishes and Uniques pages to get some ideas.

BlackWell original drums core product range

Below is an overview discussion of our pricing, but please download our PDF price list for full details.  All prices are in pounds sterling.

We do try to have stock on all items listed, ready to ship.

Do please read our full Terms and Conditions.

BOD Price list 25 Feb 2020


The standard finish is a semi-matte black powder coat to automotive standard. Sizes refer to the skin, or head size, the actual drum is a little larger.  All drums are supplied with a tuning wrench.

The 14″ diameter BODdrum is available with a choice of Hydraulic head or an Edge control centre spot head, both made by Evans.  The 16″ and 18″ diameter BODdrums are only available with the Hydraulic head.  Pricing on the BODdrums ranges from £290.00 to £330.00, plus shipping.

If you would like a powder coat finish in any other colour from the RAL colour palette, add an extra £50.00, and we will need to discuss timing.

If you would like customised airbrush artwork on your drum, pricing and timing will depend on the complexity of the design and availability of our airbrush artist, but to give you an idea, the designs showcased on the Uniques page added £250.00 to £300.00 to the base cost.

Cormac byrne’s talking bodhrán

We offer a complete kit of the Talking Bodhrán, Cormac’s hybrid (maple/walnut) Bodhrod, the Sound Bar and a tuning wrench, all safely wrapped up in a Protection Racket soft case.  The package price is £520.00 plus shipping.

Alternatively, the Talking Bodhrán alone is £400.00 plus shipping

BODdrum 14 inch custom case by hardcase

Black HARDCASE with BOD logos, for the 14 inch size only, is £49.00 plus shipping

boddrum soft cases by protection racket

Black with Protection Racket Logos, available for the 14 inch at £60.00, 16 inch at £61.00 and the 18 inch for £68.00, all plus shipping.  We also have one 12 inch case available for £40.00.

Boddrum selection of beaters

We offer a wide variety of different beaters for purchase, with prices starting at £22.00 for traditional double ended styles, up to £45.00 for the fabulous MoGrip series beaters.

BOD Sound Bar

A unique accessory in the world of drumming which opens a whole new soundscape, £65.00 plus shipping.

boddrum tuning wrench

All drums are supplied with tuning wrenches on purchase, but if you would like a spare, it’s £6.00 plus shipping

boddrum uniques

Fancy one of the beauties showcased on the Uniques page?  They are one of a kind – if it’s gone, there won’t be another, but if you are in luck, you will need to let us know if you want a Hydraulic head or an Edge control centre spot head. Both are 14″ BODdrums with custom, one of a kind airbrush painting by Hurricane Airbrush Art. Ribbons is £540.00 and Carbon Fibre Effect is £565.00, plus shipping.  The 16″ Stars and Music Bars with hydraulic head has been sold.

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