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lefty88
What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 06, 2003 03:20 a.m.


Hey all

What is your dream sitar?
List make eg. Hemen, RKS, Mangla....
Style eg. Vilayat Khan, miraj, shankar, fancy, dark, light....

deedee
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 06, 2003 01:06 p.m.


My teachers 19 year old Rikhi Ram. But what's the 11 commandment ? ... "Though shall not covet, nor even think of coveting your teachers sitar" Oh, Well.
Russ
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 06, 2003 01:18 p.m.


"Thou shalt not covet thy teacher's sitar." Nice one! And hard to keep too.....
Vishal
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 06, 2003 05:10 p.m.


My teacher owns a Rikki ram Teakwood aswell, . ....however my budget is Bina # 8....

Vishal..

K.K.
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 06, 2003 07:04 p.m.


Hey All:
Nodu Mullick
May
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 19, 2003 10:50 a.m.


Radnha Harmi-Tiv Sharma, Delhi.
Henri
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 19, 2003 04:10 p.m.


Hello, My dream sitar would be a Suringh & Sons. Less well known.
Jeff
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 19, 2003 06:20 p.m.


These dream sitars you people are naming, is there anyplace where we can see them? i.e. web sites.
sitarsrule
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 19, 2003 08:22 p.m.


Nodu c. mullick was the person who made most of Ravi shankars Early Sitars,also played tamboura on most of his Early Albums before his Death.Ravi now uses a Rikki Ram specially made for him...............Peace
Happy
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Jan 25, 2003 10:56 p.m.


My favorite sitar is my no name (actually part of the name is legible) - all I can make out is "RMA" - that I got at a yard sale for $45 - Can't beat the price and I luv it! The sitar that is... "Happy" Fresia


Hey all

What is your dream sitar?
List make eg. Hemen, RKS, Mangla....
Style eg. Vilayat Khan, miraj, shankar, fancy, dark, light....[/quote]

Ram
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Feb 04, 2003 07:11 a.m.


I have a Hiren Roy Sitar that I bought from Bhargawa in Mumbai. I am a tabla student and I don't know much about sitars technically.

But I do know that it was the very last sitar made by Hiren Roy and the shop has offered to buy back 4 times the price I paid even after nearly 10 years.

any comments/criticisms appreciated.

Ps anyone Sitarists/muscians in London wanting to practice with a tabla student then please contact me at rlvekaria@yahoo.co.uk

Matt
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Feb 04, 2003 07:25 a.m.


The Manipur model on Lars' new web site!
SpookyJune
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Feb 04, 2003 02:32 p.m.


The Srishti Garland Teak at Lars' new website!
Stephen
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Feb 05, 2003 07:16 a.m.



SpookyJune (Feb 04, 2003 02:32 p.m.):
The Srishti Garland Teak at Lars' new website!

No doubt! Isn't that a beautiful instrument. Looks like Lars may be sitting on a hit. Very nice website.

Neo
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 18, 2003 07:04 p.m.


I saw Kartik Seshadri in concert in Santa Cruz, and he plays a Kanai Lal, which has a beautiful, refined, resonant, and sweet tone that I have never heard in any other sitar. It has a nice black finish.

I ordered a basic Hiren Roy, model #3 sitar from Ali Akbar College Store. I have been finding out that they are the #1 sitar maker in India. I can't wait until it arrives at my house.

I really like the sitars that Ravi Shankar and Anoushka play. They sound very bright. I guess that's Rikhi Ram for you!

My last dream sitar would be the one that my teacher, Ashwin Batish, plays. I'm not sure who the maker is, but he's had it for about 30 years or more and it's the brightest that I have ever heard, and kicks sound out, too.

I could go on and on!

Russ
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 18, 2003 07:56 p.m.


Neo;
So you're a student of Ashwin? That's cool. I bought one of my sitars from him a few years ago. He did a good job on its jawari. Its an average sitar, but kicks out a lot of sound.
I think that old sitar you mention is a Radha Krishna Sharma, made back when they were much better than the ones they make now. Its beat, but still sounds good.
Lars
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 18, 2003 11:14 p.m.


Yeah, those old Radha Krishna Sharmas are really nice, I used to have one and have a friend that has one from the mid 70's........great sound!

Lars

Jette
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 19, 2003 08:52 p.m.


Hey All, I saw Kartik also about a year ago- I also was curious what name sitar he played, since I couldn't tell from the look of it.

The response I got was a snooty and I quote - "Mr. Seshardri fashions his own instruments"

I later found out that he removed the Radha Krishna Sharma nameplate and had tweaked the instrument to his specifications. What's the point?


I saw Kartik Seshadri in concert in Santa Cruz, and he plays a Kanai Lal, which has a beautiful, refined, resonant, and sweet tone that I have never heard in any other sitar. It has a nice black finish.

I ordered a basic Hiren Roy, model #3 sitar from Ali Akbar College Store. I have been finding out that they are the #1 sitar maker in India. I can't wait until it arrives at my house.

I really like the sitars that Ravi Shankar and Anoushka play. They sound very bright. I guess that's Rikhi Ram for you!

My last dream sitar would be the one that my teacher, Ashwin Batish, plays. I'm not sure who the maker is, but he's had it for about 30 years or more and it's the brightest that I have ever heard, and kicks sound out, too.

I could go on and on![/quote]

Russ
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 20, 2003 11:40 a.m.


I have to agree that Kartik is a little "snootty". I briefly talked with him backstage after a recital a few years ago about ICM and sitar, and he really put me down as being totally ignorant. That hurt, as I do admire his playing. So, you can understand any opinions on him may be somewhat biased.

From what I understand, many professional sitarists remove manufacturer's labels and tweak to their heart's content.

K.K.
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 20, 2003 05:05 p.m.


Interesting...I've seen Kartik in concert at least 3 times in the last year, and talked with him on two separate occasions. I sat next to him and his tabla player, Arup, at a recital by Gaurav Mazumdar, and talked for at least a half hour. I found him gracious, down to earth and supportive. Regarding his brand of sitar, I've seen him use the "black" one, reported to be a Kanil Lai, and at the concert last week, one that had a standard medium brown finish to the gourd. Couldn't tell you what brand it was, but according to Tony K, who has worked on Kartik's sitars, he likes to experiment with them.
For those who haven't heard Kartik, I highly recommend the "Live At Oberlin" CD. As a review of the CD states, "If the power of Indian music seems almost supernatural, then sitar player Kartik Seshadri must be a sorcerer."
Jette
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 20, 2003 06:18 p.m.


Yeah, "A snooty sorcerer"
...just kidding (kind of?)
K.K.
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 20, 2003 06:48 p.m.


You'd better be careful Jette, he might turn your sitar into a BANJO!
Jette
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Mar 21, 2003 09:29 a.m.


That might be an upgrade!!!

You'd better be careful Jette, he might turn your sitar into a BANJO![/quote]

Neo
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Apr 19, 2003 04:13 a.m.


Not too long ago, I bought a Hiren Roy #3 sitar, which is the basic model. I played it for about a week or so. I am glad that it had a 10 day try-out period. I had the chance to go up to San Rafael to the Ali Akbar College Store and play a used Rikhi Ram #1, Hemen #1, and a Hiren Roy #2. I finally went with the Hiren Roy, which is a concert quality sitar. The #3 basic model was good, but the #2 model was better and also has quite a bit more decoration, which is nicer to look at. I have a feeling it will be awesome after jawari is done.
kedar
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Apr 24, 2003 03:19 p.m.



Ram (Feb 04, 2003 07:11 a.m.):
I have a Hiren Roy Sitar that I bought from Bhargawa in Mumbai. I am a tabla student and I don't know much about sitars technically.

But I do know that it was the very last sitar made by Hiren Roy and the shop has offered to buy back 4 times the price I paid even after nearly 10 years.

any comments/criticisms appreciated.

Ps anyone Sitarists/muscians in London wanting to practice with a tabla student then please contact me at rlvekaria@yahoo.co.uk




i think hiren roy sitars are good ... but soo are radha krishna sharmas
DM
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? Apr 28, 2003 02:50 p.m.


Neo,

Did you receive your Hiren Roy? I have some questions for you. What is your email id?

Thanks,


Neo (Mar 18, 2003 07:04 p.m.):
I saw Kartik Seshadri in concert in Santa Cruz, and he plays a Kanai Lal, which has a beautiful, refined, resonant, and sweet tone that I have never heard in any other sitar. It has a nice black finish.

I ordered a basic Hiren Roy, model #3 sitar from Ali Akbar College Store. I have been finding out that they are the #1 sitar maker in India. I can't wait until it arrives at my house.

I really like the sitars that Ravi Shankar and Anoushka play. They sound very bright. I guess that's Rikhi Ram for you!

My last dream sitar would be the one that my teacher, Ashwin Batish, plays. I'm not sure who the maker is, but he's had it for about 30 years or more and it's the brightest that I have ever heard, and kicks sound out, too.

I could go on and on!


Neo
Re:What is YOUR dream sitar? May 02, 2003 06:09 p.m.


Hi DM,

Sorry about not replying to you sooner, but I've been kind of busy with school and stuff like that. Anyway, I just got my concert model Hiren Roy today, and it's pretty cool. I think the sitar should open up soon to sound the way I want.

My e-mail address: jamiljohnson@hotmail.com

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