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The MHTF bodhrán is the result of a cooperation with Michael Kamp, one of Germany's leading bodhrán players. He liked the "MOF" bodhrán very much, but it was a little too small for him and he liked the finish and concave frame of the "SR" bodhrán. Michael was in search of a bodhrán that could be used as a "standard drum" as well as a light travel drum, and a drum with excellent miking qualities. And he was looking for something that could contrast the sound of his RWE bodhrán. After some experiments and tests we ended up with this instrument: The MHTF.


  • 35 cm diameter (ap. 14")
  • 15 cm deep frame (ap. 6")
  • DRAGONSkinspicy drum skin. Usually the dorsal line at 2/3 of the playing area.
  • Tool-less, smooth-running 8-point tuning system for easy, quick and precise tuning. Tuning system integrated in inner frame.
  • Concave frame for more playing comfort and less weight.
  • Thin stripe of soft leather under drum skin.
  • Taped for more harmonic overall sound.
  • Very clear, 'compressed' sound. Excellent miking-up and mixing qualities!

The MHTF is a special drum, based on the "BasicLine" tuning system. The dimensions are 35cm x 15cm (14"x6"). The frame is slightly concave on the outside to get a better playing comfort, make the drum lighter and influence the sound. The drum comes with a special peach-skin-feeling varnish finish or in natural wood (cherry or nut) with oil and beeswax finish. The skin used on this drum is a specially selected DRAGONSkinspicy on a quite sharp bearing edge with a thin stripe of soft leather. The design is following the idea of "elegant simplicity". Every detail makes its sense, and there is nothing unnecessary or not useful. No frills, just plain and straight forward design with a great feeling and a brilliant sound.

The sound is very clear, defined and straight forward but still creamy with a warm, harmonic bass. The special thing about the bass is that it's a very short-cut bass tone. Not roaring, more like a "gun shot". Michael about the sound of his MHTF : "it responds so directly and so soft and mellow at the same time that you just have to love it!". Despite the size, the MHTF has a powerful sound and volume, so it can easily make up even with bigger sessions. And - because of the clearly defined sound and the short bass tone - it is an ideal drum for both stage and studio situations. The drum can be easily tuned with eight smooth and easy-going thumb/finger tuners. The selected DRAGONSkinspicy for the MHTF is very homogenous, and usually comes with a dorsal line at 2/3 of the playing area.

The MHTF is available in two "real wood" finishes: "black cherry" and "nutwood" with natural oil and beeswax finish. It feels very smooth, warm and natural.

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The best fit case for this bodhràn is the HedCase 35, the HedBag is also an option.
N.B. 10% will be taken off the price of the case (and any tippers) bought with a bodhràn. This won't show on your order online, but will be applied when we process your order.

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  • Model: ABR MHTF
  • Shipping Weight: 1.46kg
  • -1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Hedwitschak Drums

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 January, 2013.

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