A great Dhaḻwaŋu yiḏaki from one of the most productive makers; the backpressure is balanced, therefore the instruments plays effortless with a good power, volume and transition between the drone and the toot. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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Another top-quality Dhaḻwaŋu yiḏaki from Balku; the backpressure is well balanced, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, the sound is direct and rish. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
Bibibak Munuŋgurr is a well known yiḏaki maker nowadays. When I come across with his work, I am always sure, that the good sound quality of his instruments is guaranteed. Bibibak is a ceremonial player, so he exactly knows what the good yiḏaki is. This instrument is a nice bush-yiḏaki with natural bore – that is, in my opinion, ideal – and sharp edges at both ends of the stick. The instrument plays easy, the rich and ‘bassy’ drone comes effortless, the back pressure is medium, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy. It is a really fun-to-play yiḏaki! The painting is not the best quality, the instrument had been repainted, that doesn’t add to its value for many players, that’s why I dropped the price – it shouldn’t confuse you though, the playing qualities comes first!Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon....
An old-style yiḏaki with slim body, confined chamber and super-nice growl; this instrument has a quite low backpressure, but great playabilities. The sound feels deep and earthy, the toot is easy to play and sound great over the drone. I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for 'something different'.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A very ‘slow-player’ instrument with deep, relaxed sound from Maningrida, North-Central Arnhem Land. The walls are quite thick all the way along the body, that’s why it’s a heavy stick. I had to spend some time to find the sound I was looking for in this instrument, since the play-ability is unbalanced and the backpressure is low. A very slow-moving stick with good bass and overtones after a few minutes of playing. The painting depicts ceremonial body pendants.Listen to this mago here:
A deep-tuned mago with open chamber and low backpressure recommended for players who are looking for an instrument to play slow, melodic rhythms. The sound is rich in acoustics, that are fired up after a few minutes of playing when the instrument warmed up.Listen to this mago here:
An easy to play yiḏaki from Dhapa, with medium backpressure, tight bore and good transition between the drone and the dups. As you can hear in the sound sample, the sound is down to earth; to be honest, D is not my favourite key, however after a warm up I was very comfortable to spend more time with this stick. I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players.Listen to this mago here:
[/fusion_soundcloud]A superb yiḏaki from Dhapa with excellent playing qualities: open bore, medium backpressure, easy to hit toot, super responsive and has powerful, rich sound. I recommend this instrument for players who wish to sharpen their traditional playing style.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A simple, easy-to-use stick from Master Dhapa for those players, who are looking for a light-weight instrument. It has an open, spacious chamber, medium backpressure and a slim body. The mouthpiece is comfortable, the bell is well-worked out, the wall is quite thin and resonant. A great choice for both contemporary and traditional players.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
Another great yiḏaki from Dhapa: open bore, clean finish, medium backpressure, easy to hit toot, rich sound. I recommend this instrument for traditional players.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A powerful instrument from master Dhapa with impressive volume and acoustics. Due to the open bore the air flows through easy and the backpressure is medium. The wall of the instrument is quite thin at the mouthpiece and gradually gets ticker towards the bell. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for anyone who wants to upgrade their collection.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
An easy to play yiḏaki from Dhapa, with medium backpressure, tight bore and good transition between the drone and the dups. I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary playersListen to this yiḏaki here:
Many of our customers are interested in buying a natural instrument from Master Djalu’ – here it is one! The aperture along the top of the instrument is confined, therefore the backpressure is quite high, that can be challenging for many players. I always encourage customers to challenge their skills, and purchase an instrument like this, since it will help to understand the dynamics of a highly-charged yiḏaki – instead of playing fast, try slow rhythms and melodic beats. This instrument is very responsive, the ‘dups’ are easy to hit, the sound has a very high resonance with plenty of overtones. This yiḏaki is a good deal for those, who are looking for something different to update their stock.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A solid yiḏaki with tick walls, open bell and superb playing qualities and excellent acoustics. The dups are very easy to hit and sound great, the backpressure is quite high - exactly what you expect from an F# pitched stick. This didgeridoo is suitable for both slow and fast rhythms, although you will need to be prepared to have enough lung capacity to pump adequate air into its chamber. I recommend this instrument for players who wish to improve their traditional playing style.
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An extremely fast and versatile yiḏaki from Djalu's backyard from Birritjimi. Super responsive: sensitive to cheek, lips and tongue movements, the transition between the drone and the toot/dups is easy and fun to play. The sound is rich in overtones and has a good volume. I recommend this instrument for traditional players who are looking for a simple, easy to handle stick to practice fast rhythms. Collectors might also wish to note that this instrument is made of whoollybutt (Darwin Woollybutt/Eucalyptus miniata), that is an unusual material for yiḏaki.
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A great yiḏaki with elegant shape and open bell. The internal chamber is quite confined along the top section of the instrument, that give the sound a 'dirty' feel - that I like very much. The backpressure is medium to high, the transition between the toot and drone is easy. Even though the instrument is capable of faster rhythms, the slower, flowing tempo feels more natural on this stick.
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A very nice traditional instrument with a beautiful shape and clear lines. The open bore provides medium backpressure and spacious acoustics. The drone and toots are easy to play. The size of the mouthpiece might be a too wide for some, but it can be easily reduced with wax. We recommend this instrument for someone who is looking for a special but simple traditional didgeridoo.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A great traditional didgeridoo with Waŋurri clan design. The wall of the instrument is solid, therefore it is quite heavy, the shape and the overall finish compliments the skills of the maker. The mouthpiece is well-shaped, back-pressure is high, the sound is powerful, somewhat confined and ‘dirty’, that makes this stick unique. You might find this instrument a little challenging, but we do believe, that it is one of the highlights of this great yiḏaki since it is able to teach you lessons that you can’t get anywhere else.Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon...
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A simple but great yiḏaki for those, who are practising the traditional playing style of Northeast Arnhem Land. There is a lack of high notes, therefore the sound feels a little bit blunt, however it does change after washing through the instrument – it was a great surprise during the sound recording. This stick is easy to play, the backpressure is medium, and the ‘dups’ are easy to hit. The wall of the instrument is solid, the finish on the outside is nice and smooth, the mouthpiece is convenient. Lovely instrument, do not miss it!Listen to this yiḏaki here:
An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, who is one of the best didgeridoo makers of the Northeast Arnhem Land region. It has a nice, warm growly sound with medium backpressure and great response rate – easy transition between the drone and the toot. I recommend this instrument for traditional players, however it is a great choice for those as well, who follow contemporary playing styles.Listen to this mago here: