THE BOBARADOO

The Babarado’s Physical specifications

Each didgeridoo is cleaned and stained black a first time. Then after a washing the top of the didgeridoo is honed for mouth pieces and then cut, re-honed and filed. Then the didgeridoo top is is stained and rinsed a second time. Then the didgeridoo base is cut and then a fire cermoney for healing with waves is held.  After that each didgeridoo is placed in the fire and the horn and the bend are formed. Individual differences do occur.

 

Then the didgeridoo base is stained and rinsed with rags a second time. Then the the whole pipe is painted black with a already honed slide fitting.  A second coat of paint with a light sanding and  a stencil is applied. The two coat of and oil paint and and a 8 day curing cycle is completed.  silicone wax is sprayed on all

The inside dimensions of our mouthpieces are between ø23mm and ø36mm.  Most people use a mouth piece between 29 and 33 mm.  Sharp-edged mouthpiece are the best for beginning didgeridoo players.   Great back pressure allows for circular breathing and a drone.

 

Pitchs are played from C to G,  Play a low C is and can be as low as A and B with the extention. Another Didge is G through B flatu will use depends on the pitch that you have selected and your own mouth size. The deeper it is, the bigger the mouthpiece.

(34mm)   1” fitting ID 2 mm edge

(31 mm), 1” Sch80 ID thick 1 mm edge I opening of tube

(30 mm), 1” Sch80 ID thin edge

(27 mm), 1” Sch80 ID 1mm edge

 

Please Note:

 

Everything is relative.  When we refer to a specific pitch of the didgeridoo…

Please note that actual pitch of the drone (the low buzz) and toot may vary depending on the humidity, temperature, elevation, pollution and atmospheric pressure.

Higher Humidity Lower pitch
Higher Temperature Higher pitch
Higher Elevation Higher pitch
Higher Pollution Lower pitch
Higher Barometric Higher pitch

 

The higher all of these factors may alter the pitch up or down a note. These didgeridoos are all tested at 72 degress, 1200 elevation, low  humidity and pollution with a high barometric reading

 

At 1200 feet at 75 degrees and low humidity 10 percent. is a G# front drone  up to a Low C fully extended.  This didgeridoo has specific qualities in the design in that the Didgeridoo can fall into a low C most of the time  as well as G (FED) down to C and  the toot is an octave above the low drone. The diameter of the hole, the proper fit mouthpiece and the 45 degree angles create added back pressure. The horn bottom piece is  G#.  An extention and added mouthpieces  adds th B, bflat and  A stretching to over 90” in length is the hole scale from G#( the horn piece blown) from a 41 “ compressed.  The extention tis a middle c The top slider is an G# A.

 

 

 

Special Qualities of the Babaradoo

 

Low pitch “C” drone (two octaves below middle C) and is the lowest note can always be played without any regard to the length extended.  It doesn’t matter what other drone pitch you play corresponding to the arrows. You will always be able to make a C drone.

 

One can also play a drone one half step in either direction by the shape of the lips. This means that you can also always play B and C# also. The “Black Night” allows a drone at the adjacent half step. Other pitches from A to G# can be played depending on the length of extension.  A toot is approximately one octave to 9th above. A wide range of notes can be played from one position without sliding. For example if the players slides the Babaradoo to a position to  play an E Drone.  It means that the player will actually be able to play the following notes.  B,C,C#, D#,E,F,  E (Octave up) F(Octave up).  An 18” extension allows for a full octave range of notesfor the drone.  The extention kit includes   1-1” dia x 1” connector, 1 – 1” dia x 20” sch 80 coupling extention, 1 – 1” dia x 1.25” diameter connector with a mouth piece insert.

 

The ”Babaradoo” is made to be played at one pitch. This is not a slide didgeridoo as in a slide whistle!  It is not meant to slide as in a trombone although you can use it that way.  One note is tuned to the correct pitch and then a mouthpiece is chosen.  A balance between the lips, air pressure ,mouthpiece, the sound wave back pressure, the diaphragm, the mouth cavity,  the cheeks,  the throat, the nose,  the pallet, the chest and lungs are formed and creates a vibration.  Everyone’s drone is different and unique.  If you think that a deep soothing vibration will relax your stressed out mind,  then listen and learn to play this tunable didgeridoo effortlessly.

The attributes of the mouthpiece are as different as the people who play them. Mouthpieces are always closely related to the anatomical realities and personal preferences of the player. Often the shape and size of the mouthpiece will change for the same player over time.

The mouth pieces with different connectors, rim diameters, hole diameters, shape and lengths allow for the diversity of the individual differences among players personal attributes.

 

All  of  Ironwoodbob’s mouthpieces have a thin rim at 1 mm. Larger rims can be increased to 4 mm using beeswax that is provided.  A very thin coat of bees wax can be used to create a more oval shape if needed. The 1 mm edge is relatively sharp, but not sharp enough to cut yourself, but sharp enough to feel the vibration and gain better control of lips  It is especially important with lower keys, when one needs to be able to sufficiently relax lips. If the rim of a mouthpiece is thick, it blocks and prevents lips from moving in an adequate manner. The main reason for these different shapes and mouthpieces are so you can produce the drone easily.  Custom oval mouth pieces and custom rim sizes can be ordered. They are rim sizes are between .5 and 5 mm.  Mouth pieces with other diameters can be ordered

 

1 22/32, (43 mm) 1 ¼”  fitting ID

1 16/32 (38mm), 1 ¼”  C-200 PID

1 18/32 (40 mm) 1 ¼” Sch 40 mp

1 9/32 (38 mm) 1” C-200 ID

1 8/32 (33 mm), 1” C-200 ID

14/16” (22mm) 1” Sch 80

13/16 (20mm)  ¾” fitting ID

 

(36mm)   1” fitting ID

(34mm)   1” fitting ID 2 mm edge

(32 mm)  1” Sch80 ID thin edge opening of tube

(31 mm), 1” Sch80 ID thick 1 mm edge I opening of tube

(30 mm), 1” Sch80 ID thin edge

(29 mm), 1” Sch80 ID

(27 mm), 1” Sch80 ID 1mm edge

(25 mm)  1” Sch80 ID

(23 mm)  1” Sch80 ID

 

Mouthpiece filters 3/16”, 1/4”,  5”/16” 3/8

 

One note is tuned to the correct pitch and then a mouthpiece is chosen.  A balance between the lips, air pressure ,mouthpiece, the sound wave back pressure, the diaphragm, the mouth cavity,  the cheeks,  the throat, the nose,  the pallet, the chest and lungs are formed and creates a vibration. Everyone’s drone is different and unique.  If you think that a deep soothing vibration will relax your stressed out mind,  then listen and learn to play this tunable didgeridoo effortlessly.

 

Everyone’s drone is different and unique.

The Making of the Didgeridoos

 

  1. Gather logs and pipe
  2. Make fire
  3. Prayer to the sound and fire of life
  4. Start fire
  5. Choice pipe diameter
  6. Cut pvc to desired lengh 36” or 48” or 60”
  7. Lightly sand the exterior
  8. Fill Pipe with Sand and cap
  9. Choose pipe design and use marker to draw bends ect.
    1. mark one end of pipe
    2. 5” end of bell
    3. 6” for crimp for back pressure
    4. 8” for Bend at around 68 degrees
    5. 18” at gentle bend
    6. 24”
    7. 36”
    8. 40” to slight 45 degress optional at end with
  10. Pencil in dressing
  11. Melt the plastic

 

From Conception to birth to saledate.

 

Day 1 Ceremonial Burn Day

          cut 2 pieces , 2 extentions and dye all including 2 mouth pieces, 2 connectors punch, and 1 ¼ connector and 2 more mouth pieces and additional coupling for a total length of over 100” or 8’ 4”   

 Day 2 second coat of dye on all

Day 3 wash and paint coat one

Day 4 wash and paint coat two

Day 5 Four wash and paint stencil

Day 6 Final paint

Day 7 Final Day and test all

Day 8 Ship with Dvd. Direction, Maintenance and playing guide.

Day 1  0-15 Arrival in US..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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