The MellMo is a perfect tipper for accompanying singers or very quiet tunes. Its soft, brush-like attack is accompanied by a deep bassy overall sound, the intensity of which can be controlled very accurately down to a really fine amount, depending on how hard and at what angle you hit the drum. The way the tipper is built makes it very stable, which in turn allows for very precise and speedy playing. All this is made possible by the seamless transition from dowel to brush. 19 bamboo dowels of 3mm each, split at the end. Approx 25 grams, 24.5 cm long
This is one of our personal favourites with the BODdrum, you can create some fabulous bass lines, jazzy and upbeat or subliminal heart beat, trance-inducing rhythms. While it is a delight on any head, any size drum, on the 18 inch hydraulic head especially you can create a wonderful shamanic drumming effect.
The Mo-Grip Series
Inspired by the “baby grip” innovation in the bodhrán scene some years back, Stevie Moises designed a tipper grip that is optimized specifically for this playing style: The MoGrip! The design was then adjusted slightly to make it suitable for all other playing styles as well, allowing you to hold it in any desired way.
The signature feature of the Mo-Grip is a ball-shaped part in just the right position – the MoBall – which allows you to hold the tipper loosely but retain control, and ensures the tipper doesn’t slip, which is particularly helpful for beginners using this playing style. With the Mo-Grip series, the musician can use the same grip for all types of tippers. Whether you use a hot rod, a clicker, a brush or simply a classic stick – the grip will always feel the same.
Stevie has determined the optimum weight and length of each tipper in relation to the fixed point of the MoBall. The MoGrips are hollow-drilled from the back, to balance the total weight optimally in relation to the head weight. This hole has another useful purpose: it is tuned to concert pitch “A” (440 Hz) if you blow it like a panpipe.
Thanks to the stability of the grip and the resulting shorter length of the individual rods of the MoGrip rod tippers, only one single O ring is required to adjust the click behavior.
All wooden rods are treated with a hard oil wax finish. Bamboo rods are left natural.
We recommend you transport your Mo-Grip hot rods with the O-ring placed at the front (so that the tipper is closed) to avoid damage.