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SHAPE - LENGTH CLASS : Canyon Yeti
INTEGRITY CLASS: Hybrididge
LENGTH: 234cm
KEY (DRONE/TOOTS): F#/A#,F#,B,E,G,Bb,C,D,F
WOOD: Bloodwood Eucalyptus
MOUTHPIECE: inner – 31mm, outer – 35mm
RIM WIDTH: 2mm
BELL: inner – 54x58mm, outer – 65x68mm
LOUDNESS@10CM: avg-100dB, max-107dB
MASS: 2,2kg
FINISH: inner – epoxy, outer – oil
INLAYING: no inlaying

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It is not easy to fully present the exceptionality of this (kind of) didgeridoo. It is a completely different view to sound and playability of didgeridoo in a way that even brings you closer to the roots. At the same time this is a didgeridoo which teaches you again how to circular breathe, how to control your body and all the natural didgeridoo aspects on one side, and on the other side new sound possibilities in relation to technology (amplifiers).

But let’s start with the didgeridoo sound. This is the third edition of “Iglica” or “The Needle Stick”, and the first one made of Eucalyptus. The bore is a bit more open and bigger compared to the first one. Consequently backpressure dropped a bit, and more clarity is gained. Sound of this instrument is very clear, bass is very well defined, and rather deep, it is more a sub-bass. Toots are in nice relation having a first, a third (major or minor – depending on the Iglica edition), and a fourth at your disposal. Their sound is full and firm. Spectrum is distributed in a great way, and this didgeridoo has a lot of presence and high top. The biggest drawback you could have on this instrument is that the sound is not very loud. It is not loud at all. Maybe if you consider it is a very skinny F#, and compare its volume to PVC tube, then it is quite loud, but compared to average Duende, it is rather silent. Here we come to the way of using this magnificent didgeridoo, and it is for amplified sound and recording didgeridoo where it excels. Due to the low dynamics it is much easier to use in close micing without fearing of going too high in volume. Read the true story in School of Skills under Microphone Positioning Lesson1.

Playing qualities (playability) are very connected to this didgeridoo sound. Lower backpressure allows you to greatly use the (Th)underkick technique. Distinction of drone sounds allows you to express perfectly certain lips techniques. Because it doesn’t have a total volume very high, this instrument reacts incredibly to diaphragm pushes of all kinds. Toots are fairly easy to play, deep enough to sound full, and to blend with voice nicely. One of the examples, played on this very didgeridoo can be found in the “Firedrum” video.

This is a very specific didgeridoo. You will not buy didgeridoo of this kind accidentally. I believe you will go for it if you have a) a strong wish in developing your inner body skills b) you have live performances with PA so that you can use this didgeridoo in its terrain where it truly excels. This particular instrument is not for sale, but another one can be made, with small changes, depending on the inspiration. Price is around the one given here. Feel free to contact us to find out more about this skinny gem of didgeridoo world.

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