Frequently Asked Questions
accept all major credit cards, paypal, checks, money orders. Orders
ship out within 1-3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays).
Is it safe to order online?
We adhere to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
- 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
- Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
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information cannot be intercepted by any outside party. If you prefer
to order by phone please give us a call (559) 642-6434.
How much does shipping cost for a didgeridoo?
Most of our didgeridoos have FREE shipping within the continental United States for 4-7 day
delivery (excluding weekends and holidays). We are located in a rural area and do not have rush shipping options available.
Can you ship outside the United States?
At this time we only ship within the United States.
What is your return policy?
our products are satisfaction guaranteed. If not satisfied, return
product(s) within 15 days of receipt in original condition for an
exchange or refund (less shipping costs incurred).
orders that had free shipping will be refunded the cost of the
product(s) minus the original shipping charges incurred.
Does my didgeridoo come with a mouthpiece?
Every didgeridoo we sell comes with a brand new mouthpiece already applied so it is ready to play when you receive it.
How do I keep the inside of my didgeridoo clean?
you play your didge you should let it "air out" and not put it in a bag
or cover it up. It is always a good idea not to eat garlic or other
"smelly" foods before you play your didge. Brush your teeth or have a
mint before you start. If your didge does start to get funky use Tea
Tree oil. Tea Tree oil is great for keeping your didge from getting
funky inside. Spray a little down the inside of your didge if you start
to notice it is getting funky. Tea Tree oil can be found at most major
drug stores in the vitamin/herb supplement area. NEVER pour water down
the inside of a wood didgeridoo.
Do I need to coat the inside of my eucalyptus didgeridoo with anything?
is a good idea with any high quality wooden instrument to follow these
guidelines. Coating with a 50/50 mixture of tung oil and lemon oil
(found at hardware store) is recommended every week for one month, every
month for one year and occasionally after that. Put this mixture in a
spray bottle and spray a light coating down the inside of the didge.
Place the didge on a piece of cardboard so you won't make a mess. This
will create a moisture barrier and harden the wood over time which will
improve the instrument. NEVER pour water down the inside of a wood
didgeridoo. This can seriously stress the wood and cause cracking.
How often do I have to change / put on a new beeswax mouthpiece on my eucalyptus didgeridoo?
mouthpieces should last 6 months to 1 year. Keep it out of direct
sunlight and heat or it can melt off. Keep it away from dirt and carpets
as the beeswax tends to attract dirt and fuzzies. For instructions on
how to replace it click here. We sell beeswax here or you can find it at
craft stores in the candle making section. Make sure to use only 100%
beeswax with no perfumes or oils added. Our modern didgeridoos come with
a rubber mouthpiece that requires no maintenance.
What is backpressure?
is 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.
What is circular breathing?
breathing is what allows a player to play continuously without stopping
for breath. It is not possible to breathe in and blow out at the same
time with your lungs. But, you can continue playing by using your mouth
like a bag of air. With this reservoir of air in your mouth you can
briefly maintain the drone and sneak a quick breath through your nose.
Filling up your lungs so that you can then continue playing. For
instructions on how to learn circular breathing click here.
What is a drone?
drone is the fundamental key of the didgeridoo. It is created by
loosely vibrating your lips into the mouthpiece. Kinda like giving a
raspberry! For instructions on how to make the drone click here.
What key didgeridoo is right for me?
beginner players we recommend the keys of C, D or E. This is the mid
range. Higher keys (F and G) take tighter lip pressure and lots of
diaphragm pushing. Lower keys (A and B) take really loose lip pressure
and more air. The keys of C, D, and E fall somewhere in between and are
easier for beginners to learn on. Most didge players have a collection
of didges (some have one in every key). We suggest you listen to our sound clips of the different keys to see which one you like the best.
What is a harmonic?
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.
What is a toot?
are the next higher fundamental key that a didgeridoo can play in. They
are achieved by tightening the lips beyond the drone until the
didgeridoo makes a trumpet type sound.
What is a vocal response (vocalization)?
response is the ability of the didgeridoo to project sound from your
vocal cords while playing the drone. Usually larger diameter tubes have
better vocal response than smaller tubes.