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SHAPE - LENGTH CLASS : Volcano Yeti
INTEGRITY CLASS: Monodidge/Hybrididge
LENGTH: 217cm
KEY (DRONE/TOOTS): C/B,G,C#,F,G#,B,D,E,F,G,A
WOOD: Bloodwood Eucalyptus
MOUTHPIECE: inner – 30mm, outer – 37mm
RIM WIDTH: 3,5mm
BELL: inner – 121x131mm, outer – 143x153mm
LOUDNESS@10CM: avg-114dB, max-130+dB
MASS: 6,3kg
FINISH: inner – epoxy, outer – oil
INLAYING: green Agat

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This didgeridoo was for me, one of first proofs that there is a world beyond known didgeridoo instruments. This world was formed by Über-didgeridoos, avatars, god-given instruments that blew away limits of possibility of didgeridoos, as well as all prejudices how didgeridoo should or can sound.  The sound and playability of this instrument is a wonder to me, and I can only say that I am honoured  I was there when it happened.

This instrument has to be heard live, and played live to understand it’s full pallet of power, and to believe it, however I will try to transcribe. The drone is at the same time extremely loud, with enormous bass, and still so detailed, that it reminds me most of the statues of ancient Greek gods. It is a huge strength in size, definition, and beyond that, a supernatural kind of thing of dense mass that shines through every pore. Instrument is super-balanced in frequencies, very warm, detailed, full and loud. However, I would not characterize it as smooth or soft.

On the other hand, it is not the opposite, because the inner chamber for resonation is so big that it makes its effect called „calmness of the big ones“.  Sound spectrum is strong in bass and low mids, so it is rough and thick, but warm, there are no really strong peaks in higher freqs, again up to some 15kHz when a little silk top is added. The big sound chamber also gives the extra nice sustain of every sound, but especially abruptly stopped sounds echo beautifully within the instrument.

When I played this instrument for the first time, I had a feeling I accidentally sat into a jet rather than car. You have enormous amounts of controls in front of you, very precise, but also very close together. Toots are so easy to play that it can be hard in the beginning. It is very easy to miss first toot and play second, but also if you squeeze your lips to play third toot, you might end up on sixth!  So this instrument is a good teacher that, power without control is nothing“. On the backpressure side… it’s perfect. Nothing more, nothing less. It enables great loudness when pressed hard, and every little sound is also amplified, so this makes this instrument very nice for acoustical performances. Still it is just an instrument which cannot play anything without you, and it does take some time in the beginning to understand its way. However, if you do give it your time and energy, it will reward you and reveal to you yet unimaginable possibilities.

On the appearance side, this instrument is very RED. Only heartwood of bloodwood, so it is really heartly bloody red.  Since bell passes lots of growth rings, this didgeridoo has many stripes.  One carving is filled with green agate and resembles a lizard, or a very small crocodile…;-)

I would recommend this kind didgeridoo to… well… to anyone, it can help you to better understand the way of didgeridoo, and bring you far along it.

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