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Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) My Bodhran is too tight (108* d) RE: My Bodhran is too thight 02 Mar 01

3 years later and my $350 drum (now listed at $390) still sounds great, and it keeps gettin better. (at least I think so) I've put nothing on it but the oil from my hand. If I have to tighten it a lot, I'm careful to loosen it up before putting it away lest it end up getting dry and putting too much tension on the tuning ring and allen-screws. When I first suggested Albert's drums on this thread, a few people suggested I was nuts. If you went to buy a Martin guitar, you could spend over $2000. You could fill the back of a pickup truck with cheap student model guitars for that, but most guitarists I know, would probably go for the Martin.

OK, rant off.
To Mr. Red, regarding putting neatsfoot oil on the inside so that it roughens inside: A rough inside skin sounds like sandpaper when you move your hand along the inside, and a mic will pick that up. I move my left hand all over the inside of my drum, while playing. It's really one of the things that make the difference between playing a bodhrán and beating one. I'd seriously suggest you avoid anything that's going to make that less fluid.
Just my $.02,


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