INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Analyze the condition of my tablas

 

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Matteran
Analyze the condition of my tablas Jan 09, 2004 12:51 a.m.


I know that they arn't in great shape. But i was wondering if someone could give me some suggestions on how to center the rings on the bottom of both of the drums. I would think that i could just loosen the straps as much as possible without taking it apart, and then straightening them, and then tightening it up again. If that isn't a good way to do it, then let me know what is. Should i have them professionally tuned up, and everything? I live about 45 minutes from the ali akbar college of music.

http://www.neuroleptic.net/linkedstuff/tabla.htm

nevermind that really long strap coming off of the tabla, i just had loosened it, cause i need to retune it, but before i went too far, i wanted to take some pictures.

ross
Re:Analyze the condition of my tablas Jan 09, 2004 08:37 a.m.


did you get these tablas from Calcutta or these are calcutta skins?
they look like ordinary quality skins.
the base of this has an iron ring inside i guess.
the only possible way to fix it would be to get it redone. Adjustments can be done though, but will cost you a lot of time and may not stretch properly in the end. get the bottom ring in strap instead of iron ring. otherwise it will always slip.
Matteran
Re:Analyze the condition of my tablas Jan 09, 2004 10:20 a.m.


I'm not sure of the style of my tablas. There were a gift from a friend, because i spent many hours working on his computer. He knew that I wanted Tablas, so he bought these. So, I should get new straps all together? Or just replace the ring?
Matteran
Re:Analyze the condition of my tablas Jan 09, 2004 06:51 p.m.


how much would something like that cost?
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