INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Nylon tabla strap now available

 

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Gabe Halberg
Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 21, 2001 11:31 a.m.


NYLON TABLA STRAP

Stronger and easier to work with, this product is an alternative to the traditional rawhide strap used to secure the head on the tabla and baya.

For more information go to:

http://www.tabla-vermont.com/strap.html

BuddhistMonk
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 21, 2001 04:13 p.m.


Do they look like rawhide? what color are they?
Gabe Halberg
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 21, 2001 05:43 p.m.



BuddhistMonk (Aug 21, 2001 04:13 p.m.):
Do they look like rawhide? what color are they?

They do not look like rawhide, but are a golden-brown color
that is quite attractive when on the tabla.

BuddhistMonk
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 21, 2001 10:28 p.m.


Interesting indeed. DO you have any pictures of tabla strung with this nylon strap?
Gabe Halberg
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 22, 2001 08:11 a.m.


I'll soon post an image of a drum with the nylon strap on my website. I'll let
people know once it's there. Free samples of the strap (within the USA) are
also available. Anybody interested can email me.

More general information is at:

http://www.tabla-vermont.com/strap.html

Thanks!

Gabe

Dugando
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 25, 2001 10:42 p.m.


Good luck w/ it.Nylon's notorious tendency to stretch is more trouble than it's worth--as it stretches you tighten,as you tighten yous gots to be good enough to ensure the tension on the puri,as w/ conventional leather is same & equal all the way around.To much trouble for me to compromise a good puri for.Nylon's got a good shock load though.Mountain climbers appreciate that.If this stuff can mimick 1st Quality leather strap's "stand-on & stable" attributes, & pay out it's stretch at a similiar or slower rate,then you are on to something my brother.
BuddhistMonk
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 26, 2001 01:11 a.m.


There are two kinds of nylon rope that are important. One is climbing rope which has stretch shock stuff so when you fall it isnt so rough. But there is repelling rope which stretches none at all. I have seen this type used to tie and tune African Djembes. So I dont know. When I get the sample in the mail Ill check it out. Thanks.
Gabe Halberg
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 26, 2001 07:17 p.m.


Indeed, some nylon webbing has a stretchiness that would make it quite
unsuitable for using on tabla. However, after using this strap on numerous
drums and observing its performance over time, I have noticed that it has less
elasticity than traditional rawhide tabla strap. I love using this stuff on my
drums. It has made maintaining them so much easier.

Buddhistmonk... Sound like you're interested in receiving a sample, but I'm not
sure I received your mailing info to send it to you. Please email me at:
yahmberg@sover.net

Best wishes,

Gabe Halberg

BuddhistMonk
Re:Nylon tabla strap now available Aug 27, 2001 09:45 p.m.


I got my sample in the mail today. It is a Very strong nonstretchy piece of nylon. I can't see how it would ever stretch even under the stess of a tabla strap. Sort of a goldish army green color.
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