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bought a new tabla but... Mar 06, 2003 08:42 p.m.


i've been playing tabla for a year now and recently bought a new set. the bass plays fine, but the tabla(5.5 inches) echoes when i play. I mean the sound is fine too but when i play na and tu, it echoes like mad, and sounds like theres sand or something in there....i havent really tuned it or anything, i just played it as it is.

will the echo/sandy sound go away as i play more often?

what should i do to fix this problem?

huh?
Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 07, 2003 03:54 p.m.


i have tuned it now, the sandy sounds is still there but not as bad as yesterday. Like i said before, when i play na or tu, it echoes alot. it takes about 5 seconds for that ring to go away after i strike na.

is it a cheap tabla or is this how the new ones are? why is it ringing like this?

Shawn
Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 07, 2003 06:29 p.m.


Hi,

Sounds like you're talking about syahi buzz. There's an article by David on chandrakantha.com/tablasite that you should check out, on the subject of tabla maintenance and repair.

Most tablas buzz to varying degrees... I even find it nice sometimes, but generally it's undesirable.


Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
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Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 07, 2003 08:32 p.m.


that doesnt answer my question.
im really frustrated, how can i fix it?
Shawn
Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 07, 2003 11:10 p.m.


Read the article. It's all explained in there.
Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
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Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 08, 2003 10:36 a.m.


this article is only if i have loose particles which isnt the case, like i said before, i just bought this tabla. its not the bass drum that's ringing, its the right drum. compared to my old tabla, this one doesnt sound anything like it. this one sounds more like playing a BELL, honestly - it rings that much.

should i return it or is there anything i could do?

anyone else have any opinions?

Shawn
Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 08, 2003 06:00 p.m.


You mean it rings for a long time? That's a GOOD thing!
Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
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Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 08, 2003 06:12 p.m.


GOOD?
too late, i returned it.

also when i play na and tun, the syahi sounds like theres sand in there or something, it sounds really bad.

Shawn
Re:bought a new tabla but... Mar 08, 2003 11:42 p.m.


I feel like we're going in circles here. That "sand" sound is a loose particle, as described in David's article.

Shawn


Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
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