Michael Mayzel from Costa Rica – www.ShantiSounds.com
Buyer from Andromeda Spirit ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-andromeda-spirit/ )
Buyer from Zelday Medicine Collection III ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/zelday-medicine-collection-iii/ )
At a young age I was completely in love with beatboxing, but I’ve experienced a lot over the years. When I was in an Ayahuasca ceremony last year, I started to play the music. In the end it was said to me that I had to buy a didgeridoo, which was haunting my head for a while. The next day I told a friend of my Ayahuasca experience and he told me that he had left a didg at home that I had had. It seemed like it had to be like that and the love that had been diluted flourished again completely and then for the didgeridoo. I have not been with a while since I came to a point where I did not continue with this didg. When I told this story to Zelday he knew that that didg was for me. And he was right to want this didg was what I was looking for to grow further. He had better than I imagined and he looked beautiful. I am more than grateful to Zelday for having come my way to help me in my journey and finding my dream instrument. It will certainly not be the last didg that I will buy from him and would like to keep in touch to do something and grow. Thanks Zelday!
Buyer from Bladerunner ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-bladerunner/ )
At a workshop with Zelday Karssen I saw a didgeridoo that immediately appealed to me, both visually and in terms of length and sound / pitch. During the workshop this instrument also played and immediately fell in love and bought. The didge plays fantastic, speaks very easily and has a huge rich sound that is nicely balanced and rich in overtones. The overtones are also very easy and beautiful to bring to the foreground. A sound with a very fine balance and energy. Actually it does not let itself be expressed in words and can only be experienced by yourself. Everything you can expect from a didgeridoo class is in it and more. Playing this instrument really gives me an unprecedented joy and energy …. delicious. For me this is really a bit of enrichment in my life. Thanks Hans, for making such beautiful didges.
Hans van Loon, the Netherlands
Buyer from Eye of Malachite (http://www.treeforce.nl/product/eye-of-malachite/)
Hello to all who are interested in didges of Zelday!
My name is Jan Arne Jabilonski from Germany and I bought the “Eye of the Malachit”…..
Hearing its sound on the homepage was like a call. Playing it the first time confirmed that it’s truely fitting.
Its sound is rich of colours and it is like playing itself….
It connects you with the roots of nature, the primary power, the universal spirtitual network….
I opened myself, I had deep trust in this spirit inside. I found what i was looking for so long….
the inner power, what is a person without the roots?
Every sound you make got a deeper meaning and every soft opening sound is like a beginning of an story.
While playing longer the full soundspectrum is opening, there are sounds I never imagined that it could sound like that.
It is magic how to craft an didge with such an strong character.
The work of Hans is so much more than crafting and instrument.
Since playing I’m feeling mentally connected with him and he guided myself through this healing process.
His extraordinary crafting and spiritual work, shows that he is a real master.
There is just true respect, this experience got an value I can’t pay with money.
It is my awakening and recovering. It needs an higher mission and passion to do a work like him.
I’m deeply thankful for this….
I got to know him, like a soulmate, directly and totally open hearted.
So I let my weak self fall into his hands, with trust of care.
This changed my life. His gift is the inner fullfilling power. Simply Rooted….. Treeforce!
I wanna spread the sound all over the world.
It is my mission to share this, like Hans is doing it.
This is the spirit of nature, true power…..
Thanks for sharing this Hans!
Hope to meet you one day
Jan Arne Jabilonski from Germany
Buyer from Golden Waves ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-golden-waves/ )
The only donk key I did not have yet was a B that I planned to use for performances, recital concerts and meditation / healing sessions. It is sometimes said that a didgeridoo chooses you, and this was the case with the Golden Waves. The first tones on this beautiful instrument brought all kinds of emotions. It was as if he was enjoying my technical and rhythmic giants with great pleasure ... direct, low, sensitive, phenomenally breathtakingly beautiful. I have not experienced this connection with a didgeridoo before. The Golden Waves is now more than a month in my possession and I've played a few gigs with it. The listeners are just as impressed by the sound as I am. My game has been changed by the Golden Waves ... faster, more direct, more sensitive. Every day I play with a lot of pleasure on this didge. The multidrones are incredibly fast to play. One thing is for sure, this didge is more than striking in terms of size, but also in terms of sound!
Arianne Oostra, the Netherlands
Buyer from Medusa ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-maple-c/ )
A didgeridoo is a “personal” instrument, so you actually have to choose it personally. We call that “try”. But you risk the risk that you have an untold amount of time to look and test, and that you do not know it anymore, and give it or just, buy something that you regret a lot afterwards. With Hans Karssen it does not have to run that way. I have little time-consuming work, and have worked too fast to come. Although I did not know Hans at all, I just passed on the specifications and requirements of my dream didge, with the assignment to choose the “right” didge for me. Hans has the right voice. He has the wonderful thing to feel energetic, and he knows his products so well, that he “automatically” chooses the right didge. The strange thing was that I secretly had the same didge in mind: Medusa C. It has been more than a year since I bought Medusa C, and tried out in almost all possible situations during concert concerts. Warm, cold, humid, dry environment, it does nothing for some of the action. Magic instrument! This didge plays itself. I do not have to do anything, just to gently blow. The counterpressure is so perfect that I can easily play for half an hour, and thus bring myself back “in balance”. The keynote is a pure toned deep C, and that is great because we mainly give meditative and relaxation giving, we also have instruments that are tuned in root C. But this Medusa can do much more! The sound and tone palette is so varied that I already have a lot of positive feedback from my audience. Someone mentioned Medusa’s problem “coming home to yourself”. I can not dream of a bigger compliment …
Daan Janssens, Belgium
Buyer from Oakorus I ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/oakorus/ )
Hello to everybody interested in the Karssen didgeridoos. I like to say that i’ m really
happy to had the possibility to know the existence of Hans and his didgeridoo´s. I saw them on youtube and i was very catched by the sound, so i discovered his site and i found Oakarus, a beautiful one that has preserved the original spirit of the tree respecting his original shape as well as the character, it carry´s a really spectacular sound, it’ s reach of harmonics, very versatile, useful for a big variety of playing styles. I have to admit that i’ m not so great in the air drum technique style that is maybe as one can instantly think the more adapt for this particular kind of sticks, but as my ears have confirmed a few hours ago that also for the more slow and capturing way of playing is perfect, the drone is a low G sharp. As i have said full of harmonics and very deep sounding, it’ s very easy to find yourself lost or maybe re-found into his sound, it’ s warm and enveloping (maybe is not the right word so i try explain better : it’ s like an hug), the trumpets are extremely clear and also easy playable, the fact that the first trumpet is low itself allows to be played easily and to have a lot of control. I’ m really satisfied by the incredible craft work of my friend Hans, i’ m glad to play and explore such a spirit full instrument and i ‘ m glad to have the opportunity to share his art to as many people i can. Blessing to all :)
Emanuele De Lucia , Rome / Italy
Buyer from Venus ( http://www.treeforce.nl/didge-shop/karssen-didgeridoos/[wpv-post-url] )
Something within me knew that I was going to play didgeridoo someday. After years of trying and tinkering on various exercises, I have taken the step to take a lesson at Hans.Na almost all the digdges Hans has tried in the house he has come with the Venus aan.Wat a nice didge is this say .. .. .Sleeping and yet full, light in color and little frills ... pure nature.I was happy with storage. But how does a beautiful lady sound ...? After three days, 8 hours could be parried, I could admire her warm sound. She goes deep inside and gives you a rock huge sense of earth. She has opened your heart and has the body of warmth of warmth.Also if I am others may go these people alike in the relaxation and are almost equal of the world.I bought her in May 2015 and never want to lose her again. French, founder Samsara sound experiences
Buyer from Drone Wizard I ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-drone-wizard-ii/ )
Hans Karssen makes his didgeridoos with love, precision and extensive knowledge. I bought my didgeridoo in A in June 2014. The instrument is a beautiful object and a top musical instrument. The sound is super warm with a rich palette of overtones. The overtones ripple effortlessly from the instrument like water in a river. The instrument reacts quickly to my playing and the sound follows a smooth sequence of overtones without rare jumps in the sound. I often play meditative music and am always happy to work on how didgeridoo holds his full tone when I play softly. The trumpet tones are beautiful with a pure a of the didgeridoo. In combination with my voice, the articulations are clear and clear. The didgeridoo was made to play in air drum style with parallel sounds at high speed. It is mainly in this style where I need a long time to discover the versatility of the instrument. The didgeridoo continues to inspire me and through its versatility and clarity I can get further into my game. Oscar Cano: didgeridoo player and pianist of the ensemble Del Silencio
Buyer from Drone Wizard II ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-drone-wizard-i/ )
From Hans Karssen, in October 2014, I bought a didgeridoo that he himself did graphically. For some time now that was with this drone wizard. The didgeridoo plays very easily. The tone, sound is perfectly tuned. Great instrument to play the air drum technique, powerful and pure. The drone is low and penetrating. There are four trumpet tones from the didgeridoo and whisper soft play is possible. In short, an all-round instrument that comes its rights comes in both solo play and with other instruments. The design is great with feeling made and perfectly finished. Choosing the didgeridoo can be done by Hans in peace and time. You can try them out and he helps you make the choice. You buy an instrument that suits you. It is a professional who quickly sees something about your past. Hans thank you very much with this didgeridoo! As a tip, I give, if you purchase, to also buy two tripods. This one has designed it yourself makes your didgeridoo stable and you can adopt a good attitude.
Buyer from Didgeridoo Dragonfly ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-maple-b/ )
I had met Hans at a fair, where he gave a performance, and offered his didgeridoos for sale. I have a few, and they liked very well. We spoke to each other, and I delivered each other in Hierden (Harderwijk) to try more didgeridoos and maybe buy one. On the spot they still liked, and one in particular. The Karssen didgeridoos are long instruments, with a conical cutter, they do get the playing characteristics of high, fast F-F # didges, which are low G # C didges. That makes them very special, real enthusiasts instruments, which you will not easily find. Because I was in the market for a low didgerance, a B with B toot, exactly an octave. It is a special instrument, and I am very pleased with it.
Buyer from Didgeridoo DronEra ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-dronera-b/ )
Already in my youth I became aware of the didgeridoo. I have also been an artist / photographer for a long time and I started making soundscapes for my exhibition openings. At the end of 2013 I bought a didgeridoo from Hans who gave exactly what I needed. The beautiful long instrument (234 cm) gives a beautiful warm sound. I try to play every day and until the start of 2015, at the beginning of 2015, it still is not boring. The instrument stimulates the game and the ease with which it takes place. There is a new world that I enjoy intensely. Thank you Hans! Ton Aartsen: Beeldend kunstenaar / www.tonaartsen.nl
Buyer from Didgeridoo Raw Waves ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/karssen-didgeridooshop-soundsample-raw-waves/ )
Reference rough waves C / B / F # / B / E. In short, a beautiful didge that challenges and rewards! I bought this didge around May / June 2014. I tried him in class and then I immediately knew 'this is love at first sight'. After a week of trial play, the purchase was a fact. In that time I spent a whole period - as Hans often calls it - discovery journey. Every time I enjoy the beautiful drone and the wealth of overtones. A very nice spelled didge with a nice counter pressure. But also a didge that registers exactly what I do. That challenges me to continually improve my technique. That requires me to be completely present while playing. If he succeeds, he will reward me with his beautiful sounds.
Egbert van Woerkens, the Netherlands
Buyer from Didgeridoo Mars ( http://www.treeforce.nl/product/didgeridoo-mars/ )
Years ago I bought my first Didge in Delft in a New Age shop. For years I had in my head to learn to play an instrument. Practice taught me quickly that this did not work without any course and guidance. I barely got the sound as I had heard from the seller in the shop. A few years passed until I moved to Harderwijk and I went Google Googling to see if there were opportunities in the area. So I found out that in "my backyard" there was a possibility for a beginners course with Hans Karssen from Treeforce Didgeridoo in Hierden (Gld). Soon came to discover that my Didge had his limitation as a student and I bought a better lesson Didge and that went much better. I could already produce an affordable key "Drone" but the circular breathing was a bigger challenge for me. Especially because I do not consider breathing through the nose, a physical problem, to be normal. Together with my teacher, it is a step forward every time and I understand the technique behind it. I have a lot of fun in the "discovery" as Hans calls it to go even though it will take some time, but I would like to reach my goal and that is to play on a Didge. I noticed in recent times that this lesson Didge also has a restriction on my skill and progress. During the lessons I had every opportunity to try out another Didgen, made by Hans Karssen himself. I discovered that on a certain Didge, when I played it, I felt good about the instrument. I discussed that with Hans and he explained to me all this Didge specifically in me fit in relation to my playing skills at this moment and which he could give me in the future. The Didge with the name "Mars", could help me further on the path of the discovery. Then I thought carefully what I wanted and decided to purchase my first real Didge. I was also able to exchange the net lost purchased Didge and am very happy with my new acquisition. A nice case that I got from Hans completes the party. And now together on the road to play him as it should!
Mario uit Harderwijk, the Netherlands