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The Amazing Compact 9" Didgeridoo!
The Didge Box is in the Key of C. Designed by Marko Johnson, it is great for camping, backpacking, hiking, traveling, etc. These durable drone makers will delight every didgeridoo player from beginner to professional. The compact dimensions are 1.75" x 5" x 9" and it weighs less than a pound! Made from solid wood. Produces the sound of a full sized 5 foot didgeridoo. It has a high gloss protective finish that lets the wood grain show through.
Also great for sleep apnea therapy, easy to learn circular breathing, and you can take it anywhere.
Brand new instrument - ready to play out of the box. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipping is $9 - $13 within the continental United States for 4-7 day delivery. 2 and 3 day Express delivery is available if you need it in a hurry!
|Length:|| 9" | Weight: 1 lb.
||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Material:|| Wood | Color: Natural Wood
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2014
This Didge Box is super light and compact yet produces a great sound. It's also very well constructed and the wood is beautifully polished. A must have for anyone who wants a great travel sized Didge!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jul 2014
The Didge Box is a great way to practice and play while traveling. It easily fits into a roll-aboard or carry-on case. I took it on a recent trip - no problems going thru TSA airport security with it, and it was a lot of fun to play on the trip. It's not as loud as my full size didge, but that can be an advantage when practicing.
Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2014
This is a good product. Will take a little longer than I expected to learn. But I have everything I need. Reasonable delivery and in good condition. Thanks
Posted by Jacky Leung on 12th Jan 2014
It's a great one, out of expectation.
Portable, but still keeping the good sound quality.
Posted by Peter McC on 10th Oct 2013
Plusses: compact, portable, low volume but still good sound quality and very enjoyable to play on. Not as good as my 6kg 1.5m eucalyptus didge, but very respectable all the same. It is an absolute must for any didge player who travels frequently. Also gives my throat a good workout which is especially useful for those who play the didge to reduce sleep apnea and snoring (such as myself).
Minus (and only a minor one): the back-pressure is OK, but a bit more would be nice IMO.
Posted by Earon Davis on 4th Oct 2013
The 9" Didge-in-a-box was actually smaller than I'd expected. It is so completely portable that it easily fits in a brief case, bag, purse, etc. The tone is not quite as full as my favorite regular didge, but I wouldn't expect it to be!
As I get to practice more, the sound improves and becomes more nuanced. The back pressure is great, and the vocals and volume are excellent, better than many of the regular didges I have tried, but not quite as flexible for vocalizing as my favorite didges. I highly recommend this product for any didge player who needs complete, secure, unobtrusive portability.
Posted by Jonathan on 22nd Jun 2013
Great sound out of such a small instrument. And the DVD is great!
Posted by Alteredstory on 13th May 2013
I ordered this after reading numerous reviews, and I have to say, it's everything I hoped it would be.
There are a few posters who've pointed out that the small "exit" hole means a quieter sound, but for me, a quiet drone is a plus, since I can practice new techniques in my apartment building without bothering anyone.
That said, I just took this camping in the White Mountains, and a good trumpet tone still echoes across the landscape in a delightful manner.
It's very light, and slips right into the day pack I use for my commute to work, since I HAD to show it around the office.
This thing is compact, neatly shaped, and could be stored on your bookshelf just like most hard-bound books.
When you're playing it, it sounds like any other didge. The tone is rich, all the harmonics are there, it's got excellent backpressure, and it's easy to manipulate the tone. As a matter of fact, it's much, much better than the fancy painted didge my grandmother gave me.
I've played a number of didgeridoos that were worse than this, and none that were better.
Posted by Andrew Balthazar on 4th May 2013
Can't believe how well this works. Very ressponsive and great feel. I keep this in my car for practice and to fend off anxiety. 3 minutes and i'm stress free. Now I'll never be without a didge.
Posted by Henry on 27th Apr 2013
This instrument fills a great niche market of the super-small didgeridoos (along with Johnson's other instruments). It's not too pricey, and is about the size of a medium-large book. It's got good backpressure, it's light, it's portable. You also get the full range of playability as with a normal sized instrument--tongue bouncing, vocals, pitch bending, and so on are just as easy to do on the didjebox as on anything else. It's not very loud, though--which is nice if you're trying to play and not wake the neighbors, but not if you're trying to jam with other instruments.
My only real complaint about the Didjebox is that the sound is a bit muffled and hollow. This might deter some people, unfortunately, if you're looking for a small package with a really great sound to it. I can only speak for the one on this page, but some of Johnson's other compact didges (possibly the obelisk-style model, also on this site) might have a much better sound, but also probably a larger pricetag.
The bottom line: do NOT pass this up if you're looking for something portable, easy to play, and fairly cheap. The sound quality isn't quite up to par with a full-sized instrument, but it's not actively bad or displeasing in any way; once you've spent a minute or two playing, you won't notice at all.
Posted by DeannaKate on 11th Dec 2012
I'm a beginner and decided to invest in 2 didge's--the flared bell didge and this one. I live in a city and don't have a car, so I wanted a didge I could easily put in a backpack and take on public transit. This didge is about the size of an average hymnal, but it packs a long tube and its tone is even lower than the flared bell didge. It's not as loud, and it's not as easy to make a rich tone on, but that's a necessary trade off for its size. The other box didge on this site does sound like it may have a louder, richer sound, but it wouldn't fit in my backpack.
For me, as a beginner, the best thing about this didge is that it has terrific back pressure, so that makes it easier to learn circular breathing on. But wait! There's more! Since it's so tiny, you can use your hand to cover the hole the sound comes out of and create even more back pressure. You can start with it almost covered, and as you get better at circular breathing, gradually uncover the sound hole, so you create less and less back pressure. And voila! you're circular breathing in an evening!
As a beginner, I DO find this didge a bit harder to play than the flared bell. I can get a good basic tone pretty easily, but when I try to do other things inside my mouth, it's harder to keep the tone going. I think it may be because the hole you buzz into is smaller. Perhaps there's less margin for error. But the circular breathing and travel advantages as a beginner far outweigh these other disadvantages. And I'm sure that, switching back and forth between the flared bell and this didge, I'll get better at both of them more quickly. So I'm glad I bought both.