Combining a synthetic drum head with a solid spun aluminium shell has given the classic bodhrán a whole new vocabulary of tones from deep, soft and mellow, to bright and crisp, full of attack and varied expression. The BODdrum will take you well beyond the traditional folk music sound into Jazz, Classical and World rhythms as well as fusions beyond any defined musical boundary – anywhere your imagination can take you.
The 16 inch drum size refers to the diameter of the standard drum head with the actual drum diameter being a little more than this. The drum depth is a standard 100 mm. All drums have a six point tuning mechanism and come with a tuning wrench.
The hydraulic head has a thin slick of oil between two sheets of 6.5 and 7.5 mil film. The result is a fat, deep and short sound, very resonant and warm. You may see bubbles in the oil between the sheets – this is natural and actually, we like the lava lamp vibe it gives!
The blue hydraulic head is transparent, so you can see both hands working at once – ideal for teaching, or just dazzling your audience!
The head is removable, so you always have the option of swapping out the skin – experiment and make the sound your own!
This drum features a metallic blue powder coat finish, with an incredible depth of colour and subtle sparkle. No other bodhrán style drum looks anything like our BODdrums. The powder-coat finish is to a full automotive standard, hard and reliable.
On the other hand, we can do just about anything for a finish: custom paint colours from the RAL colour palette (this drum features colour V7001), airbrush, anodise, etch, plate or polish, you can choose. Custom finishes will cost more but your drum will be truly unique, both in sound and appearance. Learn more about custom finishes for your BODdrum.
- Size: 16” x 4”
- Handmade in England by Blackwell Original Drums (BOD)
- 16″ Evans transparent blue hydraulic head
- Metallic blue powder coat paint finish to automotive standard
- Comes with a tuning wrench