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The drum models shown on this page are no longer produced by me. The contents of this archive pages are not up to date and no longer valid.
They only are meant to be reference and archive for e.g. used drums.
These pages are also a kind of a Hedwitschak drums online museum ;o)

The SR might be produced again in the future but at the moment the production is simply to costly.

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Monday, 23 July 2018 10:11

austrHEDian summer

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*Limited edition bodhrán - high end drum, low end price*

A bodhrán as hot as the summer in the Outback!

Agile kangaroo drumskin (from Australia, Kentville Drums), concave frame made from figured ash with Sunburst effect, isolatHED Universal Comfort tuning frame. All of that at the red-hot price of 555.55 EUR. This model is limited to the figured ash layers we have in stock! Many thanks to Steele Turkington of Kentville Drums, Australia, for the excellent cooperation.

DETAILS



austrHEDian summer

  • 37x15cm
  • ChangeHED skin holding system
  • Kangaroo drumskin from Australia by Kentville Drums
  • taped, black decoration ribbon
  • concave figured ash frame, brown stained with sunburst effect, open pore varnished
  • isolatHED universal comofort tuning rim
Preis: 555,55 EUR incl. VAT, excl. p&p
***limited edition, only as long as the figured ash layers last***
 

 

GALLERY

 

Monday, 29 January 2018 10:41

isolatHED technology INFO

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isolatHED

isolatHED

Stevie Moises, tipper maker and rock drummer:

I had the privilege of being one of the first people to try out the new isolatHED tuning frame in my MOS2, which I did with a REMO Skyntone synthetic skin, and also with various goat skins from Christian’s workshop. I was instantly convinced! The skins react even more sensitively now, tone modulation is even more precise, and the sound is even louder and clearer, too! With the new technology, I’ll be able to play even more dynamically, and as a bonus, the drum will be better heard when I’m playing with the band. All of these improvements also make a considerable difference when using a microphone. Even our sound engineer is a fan of isolatHED! Congratulations to Christian – for me, this is another huge step forward in bodhrán making!

isolatHED technology INFO:

In today’s bodhrán world, tunable bodhráns using a tuning rim inside the frame are quite common. When, half a century ago, the tuning rim found its way into the bodhrán, this really changed the drum’s tonal characteristics. Before that, the wooden frame had been the only part of the drum that caused the drum skin to vibrate. Today, there are many more parts involved. Components such as reinforcement frames, tuning pegs, pressure screws, tuning screws, and holding screws influence the drum’s vibrational behavior through their own natural vibrations. Depending on construction and material, natural vibrations can build up or cancel each other out; they can become amplified or dampened. This can lead to an overall unbalanced frequency spectrum.

A bodhrán player may notice frequency gaps when modulating the sound of the bodhrán with the skin hand. There may be certain areas in which the drum sounds dampened, empty, or “dead“. The more the overall sound of the bodhrán is influenced by the natural vibrations of its components, the higher the potential for interferences and unpredictability.

When I started making drums, I often heard that the tuning rim should have as much friction and contact with the outer frame as possible to ensure the best possible transfer of vibration. But even back then, I wasn’t so sure about that. After all, it’s the skin that is supposed to vibrate, not the frame. And since the frame is also in contact with the player’s body (arm, upper body, thigh), its vibrations are dampened anyway.

So wouldn’t it be better if the tuning rim worked as much as possible with the skin and as little as possible with the outer frame? Wouldn’t it make sense to keep the components that might interfere with the vibrations away from the vibrating system as much as possible?

When I introduced the CoreLine in 2012, this was the first time I used an inner tuning rim that didn’t have any contact with the outer frame, except for the six points where the tuning screws touched the frame. Even before that, I had already changed all my tuning systems by using one continuous inner frame instead of several individual tuning pegs. I did this to reduce the number of individual parts and different materials, and, thus, reduce the amount of natural vibration within the vibration system.

I have now succeeded in decoupling the contact points of the tuning screws acoustically. This means that the tuning rim is now the only component still in direct contact with the drum skin. The result is a drum inside a drum, so to speak: First, there is the outer frame, which is in contact with the player’s body, holds the drum skin, and supports all components of the tuning system. Second, there is the independent tuning rim, which takes the sound off the drum skin like a pickup or a bridge.

How does it work? By using rubber-encased pressure screws that are embedded in the tuning rim. This preserves the possibilities of a multi-point tuning system without dampening the tuning rim or causing it to “float.”

As a result, the brilliance of sound is significantly improved, and the frequency spectrum becomes much more homogeneous. As less energy is absorbed by the main frame, there is also a measurable increase in loudness.

nur einige der zahllosen Möglichkeiten
Studies carried out at the University of Munich showed that, with the same stroke impulse, the isolated tuning frame (in this case, with a synthetic skin and a basic tone of 90hz), can generate a higher loudness (volume perceived by the human ear) (solid line) than a classic tuning frame. The diagram shows five individual strokes for the same drumskin, the same basic tone, and the same stroke impulse.
 

Andy Kruspe, bodhrán/percussion performer and educator:

From improved accuracy and ease of tuning to overall improvement of sound from my existing skins, the IsolatHED tuning rim has taken a great drum and made it better. This is an excellent addition to the ChangeHED system.

As of February 2018, all MOS2, MONss, RWE, RWEchange, MOF, FireBall, Carbondhrán and custom models come with the isolatHED tuning system as a standard feature. As the best results for the isolatHED technology were obtained with rather homogeneous skins (including synthetic skins), the MHTF, EMsig, CBss and TrHED models will continue to be delivered with the previously existing, semi-isolated tuning system. The CoreLine will also keep its semi-isolated tuning system, as it proved to be well-suited for this model.

 

Martin O´Neill after getting the first test-drive drum with isolatHED tuning rim on a MONss bodhrán:

Drum is very good. At first I didn't like it as it was almost too bright and didn't feel as controlled but as soon as I went into the studio it was instantly better. Open notes sound mega!! Night and day compared to the drum I was playing. I used it for 3 days in the studio and couldn't go back to the other one. So that's a clear thumbs-up from me!

In addition to the isolated, rubber-coated pressure point, each isolatHED tuning frame also has a regular, traditional pressure point (the second, small black point next to it).
When the tuning frame is entirely relieved and can be loosely rotated, it can be isolated either completely or partly by shifting to the relevant pressure point. This gives (experienced) players the opportunity to experience the different sound/vibration behaviour of each pressure point. In both cases, the tuning frame remains separated from the outer drum frame. Only for the traditional pressure point, there is a higher level of structure-borne sound transmission due to the tuning mechanics, which is prevented for the rubber-coated pressure point.
A traditional pressure point can, for example, be useful if the drumskins are very uneven or thick.
Since, however, most players perceive the entirely isolated pressure point as a considerable sound improvement, our drums are delivered with the isolatHED pressure point position.
Players who aren’t that experienced don’t have to worry about the second pressure point.

Rolf Wagels:

I am always looking for a clear and defined tone in my drum. When Christian first told me about IsolatHED tuning rim, I was intrigued: could this be the next big thing? And it proved to be the next big thing, both in the laboratory testing but also when i tested it in person.

 

15th anniversary of HEDWITSCHAK DRUMS – time for a special drum model!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:42

startHED

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Developed specifically for children aged 4-10, the startHED offers an easy and playful introduction to the world of drum and bodhrán playing. A tool-less, three-point tuning system makes the drum easy to tune, and resilient to possible tuning mistakes or to being put out of tune by accident. Although the startHED was designed for children (with rounded edges, and without any dangerous gaps, holes, or angles), it is NOT A TOY, but a musical instrument. As the tuning screws protrude from the frame, thus permitting the sound to escape even when placed on a flat surface, the startHED can also be used as a table drum. The startHED is equipped with a natural drum skin specifically selected for this purpose and is guaranteed to be of European origin (traceable!). A taped edge allows for a more harmonious sound. startHED means joy of playing right from the start… so get startHED!


startHED
 

DETAILS



StartHED

  • 20x10cm
  • 3-point-finter tuning system
  • goat skin
  • taped
  • plywood beech/poplar
  • incl. fitting drum bag with shoulder strap and handle
  • incl. specifically developed kid´s tipper by Stevie Moises
Price: 165 Eur. plus P&P

 

GALLERY




CAUTION:

  • Not suitable for children under 4 years
  • This product is not a toy, but a musical instrument made and designed for the systematic musical education of children aged 4-10, for making music, and for learning the bodhrán playing technique.
  • The startHED may only be used under adult supervision.
  • Damaged startHED drums must not be used – risk of injury!
  • The startHED drum may only be played with either the hand, or with drumsticks that are made and suitable for the child's playing technique and age. Each startHED drum is delivered with a suitable drumstick.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 17:18

Order your Bodhrán

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INFORMATION ON ORDERING

 

All prices on this website are in Euro and incl. 19% VAT (MWST)

Attention: All products and prices listed on this website serve only as guidelines. Before a sales contract can be agreed, please contact us for exact information on availability and final pricing including shipping of individual items. Please do not transfer any money prior to confirmation of order. Thank you.


Accessories (cases, tippers, practice pad) are only provided together with drum orders through this platform.
For only-accessories-orders please visit our online shop www.hedshop.eu, all prices there are incl. shipping!


Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to welcome customers personally in our workshop. But we do our best to inform and advise cour customers via the "new media" like Email and Internet.

 

Delivery times:

Standard models like CoreLine, MOS2, RWE, EMsig, MONss are usually readily available.

Custom-made drums might have a long delivery time, as there is a waiting list. Depending on model and skin request it might take 3-18 month waiting periode. 
We are happy to reserve you a non-binding delivery date in up to two years in advance.

 

For currently placed orders the following completion dates (as of 7th February 2018) have been defined:

 

CoreLine standard models

 

in stock / maximum of 2 weeks

CoreLine custom models

 

maximum of 4 weeks

 

   

MOS2 / MOS2konkav

 

End of June 2018

MOF

 

End of May 2018

TrHed

 

End of June 2018

LillebrorTrumma

 

no more orders taken

InsightLine

 

no more orders taken

FireBall (now including CHangeHED)

 

End of June 2018

MHTF Cherry or Walnut

 

Dec. 2018

     

Special custom HighEnd models

 

6-15 month

     

RWE,
RWEchange

 

April/May 2018

MONss  

April/May 2018

EMsig

 

in stock at Eamon´s

CBss

 

in stock at Cormac's

 

Please keep in mind that this is a one-man business, and of course, I always try to keep delivery dates. However, even the smallest interruption (e.g. sickness, machine breakdown) can result in a delivery delay. Therefore, all delivery dates stated are target dates and approximate only, and I assume no liability if delivery is delayed.

  

Payment:

We only deliver for payment in advance. For custom drums the full purchase price will be required at least three weeks before agreed delivery date. For particulary complex or material-intensive orders also an idividual deposit will be charged which can not be refunded.

 



 

BODHRÁN ORDERS

 

  • Ordering: Please note that the Signature Series Drums RWE, MONss, EMsig und CBss can only be ordered from the artists' own websites.

  • For all other drum models please use the order form or send me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with exact description of the drum you would like to order (diameter/depth/wood/skin/tape or no tape etc.) and also don´t forget your delivery address!

  • P&P:
    For one drum:
    Within Germany 15 EUR
    Within Europe 35 EUR
    Worldwide: depending on country - please enquire ! Minimum 49 EUR



ORDER FORM
 


LEGAL NOTICE ON THE RIGHT OF REVOCATION


Right of revocation

You may revoke your Contractual Declaration within a 14 day period in text form (e.g. letter, facsimile, email), or – if the item is delivered to you prior to the end of the period – by sending the item back. The timely dispatch of the notice of revocation or the goods shall be sufficient for observance of the revocation period. The notice of revocation shall be addressed to:

Return address Germany:

Christian Hedwitschak, Bogenrieder Str.3 85254 Sulzemoos, Germany

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consequences of revocation

In the event of effective revocation, each Party shall return benefits already received and shall surrender any gains (e.g. interest) derived. If you are not able to fully or partly return the received benefits, or only able to return them in a condition of deterioration, you will be obliged to pay us compensation. In the case that goods are delivered, this shall not apply if the deterioration is exclusively caused by examining them – as you would in a store, for example. For the rest, you are able to prevent liability to pay compensation for any deterioration of the object caused by using it according to its purpose, by not using the object as your property and by refraining from anything that adversely affects its value. Goods suitable for dispatch as parcels may be returned at our cost and risk. Goods that cannot be dispatched as parcels will be collected from your address. Obligations to refund payments shall be fulfilled within 30 days. The payment period commences on the date of issuing your notice of revocation or of dispatching the goods, for us on the date of receipt thereof.

End of the notice on revocation

 



Platform of the EU Commission regarding online dispute resolution: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr

Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:42

Ordering Accessoires

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INFORMATION ON ORDERING

 

All prices on this website are in Euro and incl. 19% VAT (MWST)

Attention: All products and prices listed on this website serve only as guidelines. Before a sales contract can be agreed, please contact us for exact information on availability and final pricing including shipping of individual items. Please do not transfer any money prior to confirmation of order. Thank you.


Accessories (cases, tippers, practice pad) are only provided together with drum orders through this platform.
For only-accessories-orders please visit our online shop www.hedshop.eu, all prices there are incl. shipping!


Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to welcome customers personally in our workshop. But we do our best to inform and advise cour customers via the "new media" like Email and Internet.

 

Payment:

We only deliver for payment in advance. For custom drums the full purchase price will be required at least three weeks before agreed delivery date. For particulary complex or material-intensive orders also an idividual deposit will be charged which can not be refunded.

 



 

 

LEGAL NOTICE ON THE RIGHT OF REVOCATION

 

Right of revocation

You may revoke your Contractual Declaration within a 14 day period in text form (e.g. letter, facsimile, email), or – if the item is delivered to you prior to the end of the period – by sending the item back. The timely dispatch of the notice of revocation or the goods shall be sufficient for observance of the revocation period. The notice of revocation shall be addressed to:

Return address Germany:

Christian Hedwitschak, Bogenrieder Str.3 85254 Sulzemoos, Germany

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consequences of revocation

In the event of effective revocation, each Party shall return benefits already received and shall surrender any gains (e.g. interest) derived. If you are not able to fully or partly return the received benefits, or only able to return them in a condition of deterioration, you will be obliged to pay us compensation. In the case that goods are delivered, this shall not apply if the deterioration is exclusively caused by examining them – as you would in a store, for example. For the rest, you are able to prevent liability to pay compensation for any deterioration of the object caused by using it according to its purpose, by not using the object as your property and by refraining from anything that adversely affects its value. Goods suitable for dispatch as parcels may be returned at our cost and risk. Goods that cannot be dispatched as parcels will be collected from your address. Obligations to refund payments shall be fulfilled within 30 days. The payment period commences on the date of issuing your notice of revocation or of dispatching the goods, for us on the date of receipt thereof.

End of the notice on revocation




Platform of the EU Commission regarding online dispute resolution: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr

 
 
Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:13

Carbondhrán

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The Carbondhran is the result of a spectacular collaboration.

While we were exhibiting at the international trade fair in 2014, we started chatting with the exhibitor next to us, a boat builder, who was presenting a carbon fiber part for a tidal power plant, which lead to the question whether the advantages of modern materials could also be used in bodhrán building.

We started working on the first pilots with great motivation, and asked Stevie Moises to join us as our mold maker.  

Our aim was to build a bodhrán frame with an optimum shape and optimum functionality, for which it would make sense to use such an expensive high-tech material. In other words, we wanted to design a bodhrán that would be impossible to build with common manufacturing processes and materials, and to break new ground in bodhrán building.

We had to invest a lot of time, considerable effort, and quite a bit of money, but the finished product speaks for itself:

CARBONDHRÁN BLACK/RED

  • 37x15
  • ChangeHED skin holding system
  • compressor tuning frame, isolatHED
  • REMO Skyntone drum skin (or different drum skin on request)

 Black:

Carbon with visible fading to black on the inside and outside, matt varnish. 695 EUR

 Red:

Red metallic varnish on the outside, carbon on the inside, high-gloss varnish. 725 EUR




The Carbondhran has a hand-friendly, elegant design, convex on the inside and concave on the outside, with a more pronounced layout than that of our concave wooden frames. In addition, the Carbondhran weighs less than a comparable wooden frame.

At the open side of the drum, the thin carbon frame is bordered by a black varnished, rounded wooden frame, providing the usual comfort to the player.

This outstanding drum is completed by our ChangeHED skin holding system and is delivered with a compressor tuning frame.

As we want to provide a coherent overall concept, we offer the Carbondhran with REMO Skyntone synthetic skin as the standard variant. Other drum skins are, of course, available on request.

To be able to keep the price down in spite of the extremely costly production process and material, this model is manufactured in small series and is therefore only available in one size and with two surface options.  

Special thanks goes to Antony Lenagan and Ulf-Michael Matthees, who both were enquiring about a carbon bodhrán at the same time independently. Both were supporting this project right from the start and were of great help!

 

GALLERY

Basic idea: to improve the acoustics of the bodhrán and to offer the bodhrán player a better sound gain (usually all the good sound exits at the back of the bodhrán).
The basic idea was to offer a bodhrán for people who do not wish to get their hand on a skin of a dead animal. In this framework I called the first prototypes "vegetarian solution".
Die DSDT war die einzige DoubleSkin Trommel, die ich je gebaut habe.
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