Buying - Brendan White Vs. Eckermann (Oh no, Bodhrans!)
Hello fellow Bodhran players.
I’ve been playing a triple skinned Brendan White drum
for around a year now, and so far it has served me well.
(Yes triple. Poor goat/s)
Problem is, this specific drum tends to play the low sounds
a whole lot more than the high sounds and when appearing on stage it doesn’t matter if I stretch the skin or boost up
the highs on the mixer, the drum is just "boom boom boom".
I’ve heard the Brendan White single skinned drum and the high sounds are amazing while the Eckermann got me
to the same level of amazement.
I’m thinking about buying a new one, so whaddya say:
* Brendan or Eckermann? *
(considering the fact that Eckermann takes almost double the time and money, I tend to want a Brendan).
* I’ve heard of Alfonso, Bill Wright, Vignoles, Malachy Kearns and Walton’s.
I’ve narrowed it down to two makers because:
Alfonso it very expensive, Bill Wright has a long waiting list and doesn’t have a website (as far as I know), Vignoles - Don’t like the sound so much, Kearns - Oh come on.., Walton’s - Ditto.
Any other suggestions? (I need to buy via website)