INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: where to get gatta?


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where to get gatta? Oct 31, 2003 11:16 p.m.

I just bought my first set of tabla, and they arrived with loose heads. I read that to tighten the bayan (it is loose to the point of not really being resonant at all), one inserts gatta. My drums did not come with any. Can I just get some wooden dowels at the hardware store adn use them, and if so, what size? Or is there something else I ought to do?

Thanks for the help.

Re:where to get gatta? Oct 31, 2003 11:27 p.m.

Wooden Dowels will be fine. Most in expensive. The size should be about 1.3 cm in diametre (approx 1/2 an inch in diameter)
However, if it is really loose I would consider getting the baya pulled
hope that helps


Chris Pereji
Re:where to get gatta? Nov 29, 2003 05:54 p.m.

Home Depot or Lowes stores carry wooden dowles of various diameters. You can cut them into pieces.
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