Get Good Gear II- The Tipper Edition

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of using quality instruments. Simply put, using better gear can give you a better experience with your playing. But the drum is only part of the equation. Good tippers can also improve your experience in the bodhrán. What makes a tipper "good?" In short, how it sounds and how it feels. Sound Considerations A good tipper should have a shape and mass that enables you to produce a full frequency response from the drum. The higher the mass of the the tipper, the greater the response from the skin. As such, you will get a fuller, richer sound. However, heavier tippers may not produce the sounds you would like with regards to "pops" and other h

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