SHAPE - LENGTH CLASS : Grotto Pegasus
LENGTH: 190cm
WOOD: Bluegum Eucalyptus
MOUTHPIECE: inner – 28mm, outer – 34mm
BELL: inner – 113 mm, outer – 130x140mm
LOUDNESS@10CM: avg-116dB, max-118dB
MASS: 3,7kg
FINISH: inner - oilwax, outer - oil + wax
INLAYING: Fuchsite


Extreme Dream E was one of the most used Duende didgeridoos in my own Spring/Summer tour 2010. It was so because of its especially nice toot relations, and magnificent playability.

The EDE was made as an experiment of new didgeridoo sound with good playability as an important added condition. Sound was unexpected in certain aspects. I was amazed by the amount of detail in higher mid frequencies. I could not fix the hole in the upper bass frequencies, so the instrument sounds a bit hoarse to me. To be honest with you, I don’t know how to fix it on a software EQ either. I will have to deal with it in studio with powers of wizard sound engineer Nixho and hardware EQs. In addition to surprises, I did not expect to get such a full and nicely related first toot. Moreover, I did not expect to get two sixths as first and second toot intervals. As expected, spectrum is quite active up to 14 or even 16kHz.

Playability of EDE is magnificent! Backpressure is very strong and natural. While playing there is the opportunity to hide the hole in the spectrum a little bit and push it closer to a dream. By bass voice superposed to drone, you can fill the freq spectrum beautifully. Basically, this didgeridoo excels in two aspects of playing. One is very fast phrasing/articulations which EDE is capable of articulating. Another is open mouthpiece playing – see Duende school of skills separating from the didgeridoo. The last addition to why it is joy for me to use is because it makes very nice compression, and I can use quite soft sounds efficiently.

Sound/playability info supplemental:

The more I play this instrument, the more I like it. I find very very strong musical purposes for it. I understood I should almost never use it in a classical way, but on the contrary, for strong sound expressions. Naturally strong transients of this didgeridoo offer me the spectrum that I can obtain very difficult in other instruments, and that cuts strongly through mix. Also, the hole in the freq spectrum seems to be just right for singing. Finally I get some result on actually hearing separate voice and drone. Very nice didgeridoo, spaceship for exploring the world of didgeridoos.

In appearance EDE is very powerful. Lower part of the instrument, the bell is made from a giant wood knot. The colour is dark red/brown/black. I have often walked by this instrument asking the wood how it can be so beautiful. I only got this same beauty as an answer. On one side of the bell there is a Duende didgeridoo sign, and on the other a little semi abstract carving by Da, reminding of a bird or a flowing floating flying creature. On upper part there is a strong centre of fuchsite knot with relation to another, not stone-filled knot. Grain of the wood is very nice, complex, deep and plays beautiful games.

I would recommend you to buy didgeridoo like EDE if a) you want to use it for extreme articulations, tongue/breath games b) if you are a collector of elegant didgeridoos in exceptionally beautiful wood c) if you look for a long E with superb playability d) if your instinct tells you so. I wish you good luck in any of these cases, because this instrument is not for sale now, and we have never seen anything like that elsewhere;-) Feel free to contact us if you don’t find this sentence funny at all, and we might be able to make (up) something for you.

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