The wooden tipper is the traditional tipper used to play the bodhrán. They come in a wide variety of designs made of different woods. These have an influence on weight and feel.
The end of the tipper that meets the skin also has an influence on the sound.
The surface of the tipper is treated with natural oils and canauba wax. The wax remains elastic and develops its natural shine over time.
OW 6, ME 4
The OW 6 was designed by me a very long time ago as the ideal beginner's tipper.
The conical shape prevents it from slipping through your hand, along with a central ring that helps with the grip. The stick is thicker and therefore heavier at the two ends, so rotating is easier. This allows for a nice momentum which helps for a flowing beat but is not so heavy that control is impaired.
The ME 4 follows a similar pattern: The ellipsiod tipper has a slightly conical shape which prevents slipping. The small ends allow for a precise playing style
Snakewood is one of the most expensive and valuable woods in the world. It´s a very hard and heavy wood, perfect for tippers - and so beautiful! The technical qualities of this wood are really perfect especially for "long and slender" tippers. Here in the RWE variant and the SW3 variant, as well as with RWE-Grip as RWE-Power.
RWE-Power, DropMo, EnchantHED
On the RWE-Power, the red shrink tubing is incorporated into the handle and merges seamlessly into the wood! This has worked extremely well in my hands, even in very fast playing situations.This construction is unique in the world of bodhrán and a masterpiece of tipper maker Stevie Moises.
What makes the MoGrip series special is that the player gets the same shape of handle for all types of tippers! Regardless of whether you use a hot rod, a click tipper, a brush or simply a classic stick, the grip will always feel the same.
The EnchantHED is a LIGHT tipper with the power of a heavy one. Perfectly balanced, weighted teardrop head, OVAL grip shape with adjustable rubber rings. The amount of bass for such a light and thin tipper is just surprising!