We highly recommend our slider didgeridoo for beginner, intermediate and advanced players alike. It has superior sound quality due to its heavy duty large bore construction and 4.5" bell. It plays the 8 most popular keys of the didgeridoo F (fully collapsed), E (1st black mark), D# (1st red mark), D (2nd black mark), C# (2nd red mark), C (3rd black mark), B (4th black mark), and Bb/A (5th red mark is about Bb or A depending on players lip/air pressure). If precise tuning is needed please use a chromatic tuner to check slide position as it can vary from player to player. You can use a permanent pen to mark each note of the slide for your personal settings.
Easy to play, light, compact and durable! Beginners can try out different keys to help get their first tone. There is also excellent backpressure for learning to circular breathe. It has exceptional vocals and full range harmonics for an intense sound. Advanced players will love the sound quality and versatility of being able to match pitch with anyone's didgeridoo. Our exclusive locking feature ensures that you won't fall out of pitch while jamming. It also allows you to change pitch while playing! Pitch changes are achieved with a unique seal for smooth airtight slide action.
Brand new instrument - ready to play out of the box. Satisfaction guaranteed.
UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail is between $14 - $21 (depending on your state) for 4-7 day delivery. 2 and 3 day Express delivery is available if you need it in a hurry!
|Key:|| F, E, D#, D, C#, C, B, Bb/A
||50" - 80"|
||beginner, intermediate, advanced|
Backpressure: the resistance of air you feel from the inside of a didgeridoo while you are playing it. Usually small diameter tubes have more backpressure and large diameter tubes have less. Good backpressure allows you to circular breathe more easily and be efficient with your air flow.
Harmonics: the didgeridoo has a fundamental key. Harmonics are higher frequencies found within the fundamental key. They can be manipulated by the placement of your tongue while playing. For example, while playing the didge position your tongue like saying the letter "e", but do not use your vocal cords. This will create a harmonic.
Vocals: vocal response is the ability of the didgeridoo to project sound from your vocal cords while playing the drone. Usually larger diameter didges have better vocal response than smaller diameter didges.
Volume: the amount of sound that is produced.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd May 2015
I was not sure what to expect with this slider didgeridoo, and can say I am glad I got it. I have a wooden one and was looking for one in different a key and this will let me settle on a key. I am still new to didgeridoo and can buzz it as long as I want. When I play my wooden one it now seems easier to play. This slider has allowed me to practice buzzing and get the muscle memory to smooth circle breath. I highly recommend this to a anyone looking for a first didgeridoo.
Posted by Lisah on 19th May 2015
This is my first Didge, and it is a lot of fun! The instructions are easy to understand, and the CD is very helpful. :-)
Posted by The Eclipse Project | Beau Lukes on 19th Oct 2014
This is my second order from TDS. I also have the travel collapsible plastic model. So ordered this one based on my success with the other model for students and ease of carrying around.
The keys are accurate and range from A# to F. I've been wanting this option for a long time to carry less & have more keys to play in with other musicians. Plus it's light weight and almost impossible to break. The wood pro slider didge's elsewhere are nice, but let's get practical: They are quite expensive, and require gasket replacement fairly often and maintenance kits. Unless it's for a "proper" studio environment...this model will suffice for most average gigs just as well & sounds fine. In fact, the subtleties of authentic termite hollowed instruments get lost anyhow when you are playing live with other musicians. Only soloing will really allow you to hear true subtle advanced technique in most live settings with other instruments.
For well under $100 USD, I got a model that sounds FAR better than I expected it to! It has the typical response of a PVC or plastic model with a 'somewhat' bigger boar than many synthetics and a large bell at the end....so the bass is quite excellent in comparison to many other synthetics.
I've been playing close to 20 years....so I can be a harsh critic - as I own many varying instruments in my collection. But for the price of this, you simply can't go wrong! I'd recommend it to beginners, students, and pro's alike. You'll all get a good experience out of it. Beginners will like it's ease to play and better responsiveness than smaller synthetics. Pros and more advanced players will LOVE the ability to switch keys on command, with the ability to do some very nice note bending still. Having it start at a true low A instead of A# might be nice. But that's nitpicking now isn't it?
Also because it's lower price point, I have no problem carrying it around anywhere for random playing experiences. You tend NOT to do this with a $1,500.00 authentic instrument. So I now find myself playing with more people randomly and really enjoying it.
The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars, was the seal where the bell connects was not fully sealed and leaked, so I had to buy some epoxy to seal it up properly. Not the end of the world.
Do yourself a favour.....just order one.