Michele Phillips
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Michele Phillips left a comment for Mike Quinn
"Thanks again, Mike. The dubbin that Michelle Stewart recommends is called Arctic Dubbin and has silicone and mink oil. But your caution is well taken ... I'll look to see if I can get the bodhran conditioning cream here in Canada."
Jun 5, 2012
Mike Quinn left a comment for Michele Phillips
"I'd personally be a bit wary of Dubbin, it's designed primarily to waterproof leather. I bought an old Roundstone Bodhran from ebay,  the previous owner had used Dubbin on it,  The skin was quite sticky and very hard. I'm…"
Jun 5, 2012
Michele Phillips left a comment for Mike Quinn
"Thanks again, Mike. I have some dubbin, recommended by Michelle Stewart, that I can use if I venture into the cheapie bodhran upgrade world. "
Jun 5, 2012
Mike Quinn left a comment for Michele Phillips
"Other improvements you can try are sanding the skin, and treating it with Waltons skin conditioning cream or some other lanolin based cream, Cormac Byrne uses cheap unscented moisturiser. In the absence of a Bodhran, a big hard backed book makes a…"
Jun 5, 2012
Michele Phillips left a comment for Mike Quinn
"Thanks, Mike. I presume the drums  at Celtic Renaissance are MIP. They are "no name" on the website. I've emailed to inquire.  I think I might go this route and do some homemade upgrading like you did with your son's…"
Jun 4, 2012
Mike Quinn left a comment for Michele Phillips
"Michele, I too got an email but couldn't find the message here. Sounds  like a perfectly reasonable idea to me, so long as it's tunable, a cheapie's fine for practicing on, in my opinion.  You could also consider one with a…"
Jun 4, 2012
Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott left a comment for Michele Phillips
"Saw your question in my mail, couldn't find it on TC so i answer here. For camping practice (if you're just going to practice tecnique, a tipper and a large cookie jar with a plastic lid will suffice :) If you have, and don't mind…"
Jun 4, 2012
Michele Phillips replied to Lee Perkins's discussion Online tutorials in the group An Bodhrán
"We're now "friends"! I look forward to your info about the course. Thanks."
May 10, 2012
Tony Lawless left a comment for Michele Phillips
"Hi, Welcome to the site and thanks for joining. Here is your welcome message Enjoy your time with us and tell all your friends. Tony Lawless"
May 10, 2012
Michele Phillips replied to Lee Perkins's discussion Online tutorials in the group An Bodhrán
"Would you mind telling me how the course is structured and to what level it takes the student?"
May 9, 2012
Michele Phillips replied to Lee Perkins's discussion Online tutorials in the group An Bodhrán
"Thanks for this info, Mike. I'm on the waiting list for the course, having made good use of the free instruction from Michelle on You Tube. I am a bodhran newbie having only begun to play in early January. But I practise daily and love it! I…"
May 9, 2012
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Calgary
Your County or State
Alberta
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
bodhran
What level are you at ?
Beginner

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At 14:54 on June 5, 2012, Mike Quinn said…

I'd personally be a bit wary of Dubbin, it's designed primarily to waterproof leather. I bought an old Roundstone Bodhran from ebay,  the previous owner had used Dubbin on it,  The skin was quite sticky and very hard. I'm not sure what's in Dubbin, wax mainly I think, but Lanolin comes from wool, so it shouldn't do the skin any harm.

I've used some of this on it with good results.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALTONS-IRISH-DRUM-BODHRAN-CONDITIONING-CREAM-NEW-/390410038450?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item5ae6406cb2

It soaks in and stays soft.

At 6:53 on June 5, 2012, Mike Quinn said…

Other improvements you can try are sanding the skin, and treating it with Waltons skin conditioning cream or some other lanolin based cream, Cormac Byrne uses cheap unscented moisturiser.

In the absence of a Bodhran, a big hard backed book makes a good sound  :-)

At 20:48 on June 4, 2012, Mike Quinn said…

Michele,

I too got an email but couldn't find the message here.

Sounds  like a perfectly reasonable idea to me, so long as it's tunable, a cheapie's fine for practicing on, in my opinion.  You could also consider one with a synthetic skin, but they are quite dear and the ones I've heard sound very "plasticky".
I just bought a cheap MIP (made in Pakistan) tunable off ebay for my son to take to school. I taped it up with some scotch 88 and it sounds fine.  Not as good as your SOK, but good enough to practice on.

At 20:28 on June 4, 2012, Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott said…

Saw your question in my mail, couldn't find it on TC so i answer here.

For camping practice (if you're just going to practice tecnique, a tipper and a large cookie jar with a plastic lid will suffice :)

If you have, and don't mind spending the money you mentioned on a relatively speaking P.O.S. - go ahead and buy a cheapo bodhran to bring with you!

All the best!

At 19:23 on May 10, 2012, Tony Lawless said…

Hi,

Welcome to the site and thanks for joining. Here is your welcome message

Enjoy your time with us and tell all your friends.


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