This one has some beautiful curves and when you look down it while playing it looks a bit like a cork screw. This is quite a thin didge so it excels in the response and vocals erupt out the bell. Another one that I am crafting in the more affordable range. Its not the biggest agave but plays so nicely and is really great at fast styles of playing including beat boxing. With the long narrow neck overtones are quick and you can do a lot of really fun quick rhythms with ease as it takes hardly any breath. D# has always been one of my favorite notes for quick and explosive rhythms for some reason and this one is no exception. A great starter didge!
This is quite a beautiful sounding and looking stalk. These deep notes are always so fun to chill out and play and calm down in this hectic world we have created. I loved the wood tones in this and felt that the mouthpiece needed some color as well so found some really nice purpleheart and canary woods that look so nice together. This takes hardly any breath and this didge has a ton of power. It has a really nice bass in the drone and the vocals are so crisp up against that deep drone. Overtones are not my strength but this one has some really easy to hit deep toots. I was also taken aback by how responsive this one is to ever little manipulation. While recording it I realized how easy this one is to play and travel sounds and play with a ton of speed and percussion as well. I didn’t want to stop the recording, haha! A beauty for the eyes and ears!
I rarely collect agaves in town but this one had such a cool shape and presence to it. I walked past in nearly every day and finally ran into the neighbors and they agreed to save it. So sweet! I am not sure the species but it has such a nice shape and interesting coloration that almost looks like red leopard spots throughout. To accent these I wanted to add purpleheart and bubinga which are a close match in color. The sweet neighbor kept it standing for two years and then finally got the call it was ready to come down. This seems to be a very sensitive didge with a punch as well. There is a wisdom in it, perhaps partly being a city didge, and has a really nice solid deep drone. Extremely responsive to everything, It’s a listener for sure. The overtones really easy with its shape and on this less is more as well. This seems to happen with most of the deeper notes. There is also a bit of a different contour instead of a mostly perfect circe in the actual wood which is hard to see in the pics but has a nice look to it. This would be great as a teacher for every didge player. Brings me to an instant peaceful place!
This beautifully tapered old soul will be great for the ultimate beginner to the most advanced. It is so easy to play and has so many capabilities. with the thinner neck and thicker wall thickness the overtones on this are reached effortlessly. The strong back pressure make circular breathing a cinch and for those still learning the process this would be a perfect one for you. Vocals are strong and loud and really project out the huge bell. This old soul was a big bug hangout spot and you can’t tell from the photos but there is a ton of turquoise inlaid on the top side near the middle of the stalk. The possibilities are endless with this one!
This sweet little didge has a ton of spunk to it and wants to be heard! With its thin walls and bell it really projects volume nicely. Clear loud vocals sound great on it and the overtones are really easy with the thinner neck. These smaller, quick tapered didges are perfect for beginners as they just have such a great feel and play so effortlessly. I also loved the wood coloration especially at the bell. A great one to start on and advance quickly!
I have more C#’s than any other note in my collection. I have always loved the grounding feel you get playing and listening to the key. Noticing those feeling and what rhythms come to your mind with each note is so interesting. This one is a beast at 6′ in length and that big 7″ bell. It plays with an explosive ability with lots of volume and incredible response and resonation. With these longer didges I love how you can travel sounds down it to create such movement within the drone. Vocals are loud and clear and the overtones are a cinch with its length and taper. A great note to begin on and also one for those of you advanced players that want to add another to the collection!
I love the key of F and if you have been playing for a while and haven’t tried a higher pitch didge you are in for a treat. It can open up new worlds in your playing and this one has so much energy and response. It loves to go fast with explosive abilities and vocals. It also know how to slow you down and pushes you to create amazing ambient landscapes with lots of diaphragm work. For its size this one also has a really nice bass tone to it that fits the drone beautifully. I would suggest the higher notes to those that are more comfortable playing as they take a bit more control. If you are there you should check out a higher pitch key and see where it takes you!