INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: 2- Rikhi Ram on ebay

 

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new-B-sitarist
2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 12, 2003 04:33 p.m.


dont know if anyone is interested there are 2 sanjay sharma rikhi ram sitars on ebay one with a tumba item # 2572739248 and one without a tumba # 2572739471 , im new to the forum an have been reading the post , i hope to buy a sitar soon an start learning to play it .
AJ
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 13, 2003 01:25 a.m.


Hmm, take a closer look at the headstock on that double tumba one..........very interesting, the photos......!

And just for grins, maybe take a gander at http://www.sitaremporium.com/homepage3stringsitar.html

Also very interesting!

See youse around like a donut!
AJ

johnnysitarwhatson
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 13, 2003 11:12 a.m.


And look at the description of the VK:

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12 sympathetic strings, with individual bridges on the neck in addition to the main sympathetic bridge!
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That's innovation: a total of 13 bridges .....

johnnysitarwhatson
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 13, 2003 11:18 a.m.


... no, even 14 ..... and if we count the other two posts for the chickari strings, it's 16 ....
Matt
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 13, 2003 09:58 p.m.


Call me crazy, but I kind of like the visual impact of the sitars with bird's heads. Too bad that the more expensive models don't seem to incorporate this.
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 15, 2003 02:25 p.m.


Like surbahars and viking ships? And think of the mythical power: with dragon's heads you can frighten the enemy or raga ....
No joke: I have a fine surbahar with a duck head, and I have a t-shirt that says "Duck head world tour" (from the US I guess, but I don't have a clue what the t-shirt's meaning is .....
Remco
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 15, 2003 03:11 p.m.


Uhm...it reminds me of the Peter Sellers movie "The Party" : Birdy Num Num....
johnnysitarwhatson
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 15, 2003 06:11 p.m.


Found this in the Beatles timeline:

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'59 Oct 16 -- George Martin produces a Peter Sellers' session using sitar and tabla, for the song `Wouldn't It Be Loverly', of the `Songs For Swingin' Sellers' LP.
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Are we in the sitar in pop music thread again?

Remco
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 15, 2003 07:28 p.m.


Several months ago Kartar HariChant was in Amsterdam to repair several instruments. One of the instruments had a headstock like the one mentioned here. He told me it was an old sitar. Don't know wether he meant the instrument or the design...

Peace,

Remco

johnnysitarwhatson
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 16, 2003 09:42 a.m.


Noticed, therefor put a smiley --- and then headed the duck.
But isn't this the normal business - buy unlabeled sitars, put a big name label on the headstock and sell expensive? And be dumb enough to not even check the photos before putting ads?
Maybe bid on this, and afterwards tell the seller, that you want both instruments, as shown?
AJ
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 15, 2003 10:50 p.m.


Didn't a single soul happen to notice that in that group of photos of that double tumba sitar, there were two completely different headstocks??? as in, 2 completely different sitars???

sigh...................!!!

Duck yer head, yer WAY too high! Ya sure don't wanna be shmuckin' it into something like a door jam now, do ya???

AJ : )

Tom Pouri
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 16, 2003 12:01 p.m.


[quote]AJ (Nov 13, 2003 01:25 a.m.):

And just for grins, maybe take a gander at http://www.sitaremporium.com/homepage3stringsitar.html"

Ya gotta love a place that sells sitars and life sized mummy cases!

AJ
Re:2- Rikhi Ram on ebay Nov 16, 2003 01:32 p.m.


Yeah I knew you saw it by what ya said, JSW..
It just never ceases to amaze me the slick willie's slithering around selling on eBay.....if they can't be honest in their photos then what can you expect when said instrument arrives?
That's just too many shekals to drop without more integrity on the seller's part...............

Yeah what a trip, life size mummy cases.......
reminds me of John Prine's "Please Don't Bury Me (down in that cold, cold ground!)"
Can you imagine if you moved very often???

AJ : )

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