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PostPosted: 11.04.2011, 14:37 
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I'm new to the forum and just want to say hello. I am making my own didgeridoo to learn on, out of pvc pipe, tuned to D according to some directions I found online. I've always been fascinated with getting a didge sound from blowing into those cardboard tubes you find inside rolls of wrapping paper, etc., and have recently been watching lots of players on You Tube. Why not me? So I've read about circular breathing and have found it not too difficult in principle, but I'm not yet good at it. I had a question about the effect of flare on the pitch of the didge, but already found the answer (it raises the pitch). I was thinking about flaring the one I'm making, using heat somehow to soften the pvc and forcing it open with some kind of cone. Sounds formidable, though. Anybody ever tried that? I just wanted to do it for the look of it, trying to get something a bit more natural looking than pvc pipe. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie saying hello
PostPosted: 11.04.2011, 17:03 
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Welcome aboard Woosley.
I don't think you'll be able to flare your pvc pipe all the way... pvc has got a low elasticity limit when heated up. Passing the limit will cause it to break open.
Though you can still flare the bell-end on a few inches.
Watch Didier's DIY tips and listen to Ridoo's advices to have a nice-looking pvc didj > HERE < :wink: (clik on the "next" button on the red'n'yellow didj)

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