There are precautions to take with didgeridoos not to have a nasty surprises one morning ... i bought a long beautiful painted Yellow Box note D which was split in two days : ( , Therefore it is necessary respect a few rules


- When you try/buy it -


Test all the didgeridoos in the shop, or in any case a maximum.

Inspect the didgeridoo under all the seams i.e. that it is necessary to spend approximately 5 minutes by didge to detect a possible crack especially when they are painted, slowly pass your finger on painting to feel all that could seam has a crack (impression of hair stuck under varnished ): this phase is ultra significant respect there, it 's partly because of that why i broke my didge...

The fatal test :) is to blow in each didges, so some are fissured the air leaves by there : you can see or feel it ... eliminate directly...

While blowing the basic drone you will know its note , if it is bassy (generaly longs and larges didgeridoos) or a high tone (small or fine) and here its each one its tastes , personnaly i prefer the note C # or D , others prefer higher tones .

Practise circular breathing or the bounce breathing and its alternates in the didgeridoo (or ask somebody who play well to accompany you), to know if it answers well precisely, quickly and if it is easy or not to play, it is significant there moreover try to disregard the mouthpiece it can and must be remade has the shape of your mouth (one can selected a super didge with a bad mouthpiece :)

While playing, do the acutest possible sounds (harmonics), to see whether the didgeridoo is clear and precise and has a good sound, for the same fundamental note, the difference between a good and a bad didgeridoo will be made in the harmonics which will be much more presentes and precises on a good didge ... of same that vocalizations, shouts and overtones which will be clearer in a good didge...

Test all that you know in the didge to see how it reacts... has my taste the sound is the paramount element in the choice of a didge if i found the didge which sounds like best, if painting is authentic aborigine it is a truth more very pleasant :)


- Once you have it -


Very significant , it is necessary to grind it once to buy, especially if you salivates much like me:) not to play too a long time and to go there gradually the first 2 days... it is hard but its worth the sorrow.

Especially after your play sessions : do not arrange it in its cover and do not pose it horizontally, it is necessary that saliva runs out by the bottom of the didge...

Avoid the too significant differences in temperature, valid also and during transport as in exterior , the cover is practical : i believe eucalyptus does not like the too cold ° ...

Dont put the didge close to a radiator or a window , nor in a draught.

iF you pay attention to these councils above , you will have great pleasure with a didge that can be very well and leave a long time with you...hehe...



My first one is a short and thin bamboo , great for travelling (only a few grammes :) , here's a sample of his sound.


Just under , my large (2.6 " from top to bottom) and short (49") bamboo , its fondamental note is quite bassy (C#) ,he has this sound :)


My last one is an Eucalyptus didgeridoo , long (57") ,sinuous , and not so large (2.2" for the top and 2.8" for the bottom) , its fondamental note is C# too ,so we can here easely compare the sound quality difference with the bamboo , even with the fondamental the euca has a more rich sound in harmonics and even more when playing high tones sounds .