INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura?

 

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pb
sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 02:40 p.m.


I am looking for a digital tanpura and I thought that the sur sagar digital tanpura with remote looked like a good option. You could even use it for tuning. Does anyone have experience with it? I have heard the ragini tanpura, which is ok. Which is better?

Pb

Jeff
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 02:48 p.m.


I havent heard the sur sagar, but I have the raagini and I think its very good. I tune up with the raagini also.
Russ
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 04:17 p.m.


Carefull tuning up with the Raagini. The electronics tend to drift a bit over time, can throw you off. I prefer a pitch pipe, but you can use a number of other sources.
beenkarji
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 06:48 p.m.


Raagini is the better choice, and if you can get the Professional model which is no longer made, than you are set. The sursagar digital tambura is very fake sounding, and the workmanship on the inside is very poor, i.e, using salvage parts, and poor quality wire.
Pb
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 07:25 p.m.


Thanks guys. I didn't know there was a professional ragini.. What is the difference? Perhaps websites use the wrong picture to advertise these things because they seem to look the same.
thanks
again

Pb

Lars
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 06, 2003 08:56 p.m.


Hi, I've tried the SurSagar also and the one I heard....the samples were clean but very thin and also there was really no overlapping of the sound while playing. I'm not sure I remember right but I think the thing is controlled with the remote only also....someone correct me if I'm wrong.... The Raagini samples overlap and has a slight bit of aliasing which gives it a more real sound. The newer digital ones are stable, the older ones would vary in tune when warming up......

Lars

pb
Re:sur sagar digital tanpura, or ragini tanpura? Aug 08, 2003 10:55 a.m.


The new raagini I saw on Lars' site has seems to play more than just the sa, pa, ma that the old one did. I think it has a western scale on it for tuning. Is that correct? If so it has all the options the other one has and if it sounds better, why not.

thanks
Pb

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