£ 40.00 including VAT
£ 33.33 excluding VAT

Single ended hot rod style of 19 x 3mm distressed bamboo rods with O ring to manage the effect.  A shorter style than usual at just 21 cm long. Approx 27 grams.

4 in stock (can be backordered)

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We wanted to design some beaters that were a bit shorter and easier to handle for smaller hands and single ended playing styles. We find taking a few centimeters off the length of a typical beater creates a very lively style and sound, and gives us much more control.

Working with Stevie Moises we created the BODBass: a bundle of 3mm bamboo dowels which have been distressed to create a brushy end.  The beater comes with an O-ring so you can create your preferred sound: taking the O ring down close to the end creates the effect of a more solid beater, but bamboo keeps the sound light.  Push the O ring up closer to the grip to open up the bamboo for a lovely velvety attack and brushy sound, ideal to create a softer mood or accompany vocals.

Listen to the sound bites on the Demos tab to hear the BODBass on three different bodhráns.

BODBass is a 21 cm long bundle of 19 x 3 mm distressed bamboo dowels, approximately 27 grams of weight.  When compared to the BODBeater (see photo gallery), you can see the length is all forward of the grip.

By comparison, Stevie’s own MellMo is 24.5 cm long and weighs 25 grams, with the classic wooden MoGrip.  The BODBass is a tiny bit heavier, but 3.5 cm shorter, so it definitely feels more agile.

The BODBass beater is available exclusively from BODdrums.

Bodhrán player and percussionist Evan Carson has a play with the BODBass beater in his own wonderful style. Here he demonstrates it on both his own Cormac Byrne Talking Drum and his Christian Hedwitschak CoreLine bodhrán.

The BODBass played on our own 14 inch BODdrum with centre spot edge-control head, then on a very traditional 15 inch wooden frame and goatskin bodhrán from Renegade Rhythms, and finally on a Rolf Wegels Edition bodhrán, with 40 cm x 15.3 cm wooden frame and taped lambeg skin (made by Christian Hedwitschak).

Additional information

Weight 0.025 kg
Dimensions 19 cm


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