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Alan-new-2-sitar
teak sitar on ebay Nov 19, 2003 07:03 p.m.


there is a uhh supposed teak sitar on ebay , no name attached to it , it is pretty to look at though , is anyones curious . # 2574395905
K.K.
Re:Intonation Pt. II Dec 08, 2003 05:09 p.m.


Rg: I have some digital photos of the tarb/fret positions on my sitar, which I know is set up properly. If you'd like me to email them to me, give me a holler.
pb
Re:first attempt at jawari Dec 08, 2003 06:24 p.m.


Hey Tarsi,
yes I did. I saw the "kenai lal". It looked ok, but I didn't think too much of it. I was a bit disappointed. It looked really cheap and was about $800 CAN. the gourd was rather small, very metalic sounding. I think i might be ok if I replaced all the strings and intonated it. There was an ebony jawari on it and I think it was a bit quiet. It just didn't feel right to me. There are a few levels of them, this one was probably a lower end model.

Still, it was a lot better than my first sitar! He had a few older ones in the back room which were associated with hemen (his assitant or something), which were promising, but needed a fair bit of work. It was a good trip, learned a bit about harmoniums and I bought a decent set of tabla for $300 CAN. (The bayan is really good, the dayan probably needs to be tightened a bit, so my instructor says).
I didn't have time to go to kala kendar to see the sitar with very little finish.

NB houseofraga.com does NOT sell clothing. It is definitely worth a visit. My instructor was really impressed with the tabla, even more impressed that someone like me (i.e. non indian) who knows nothing of tabla could come home with a decent set. I think that says a lot about their shop.


Pb


tarsi (Dec 08, 2003 03:27 p.m.):
BTW, did you go on that journey in november and visit the guy with the Kanai Sitars?
Billy
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 19, 2003 09:00 p.m.


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Alan-new-2-sitar
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 19, 2003 09:20 p.m.



Billy (Nov 19, 2003 09:00 p.m.):
Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2574395905

Are my eyes crooked, is the photo crooked, or is the neck crooked?


i dont know enough about sitars to recognize it , but i thought i would tell the board about it an maybe someone would know who made it , or might want a teak wall hanger ,

Billy
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 20, 2003 12:17 a.m.


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pb
Re:first attempt at jawari Dec 07, 2003 11:15 a.m.


Hey,
I think I have the jawari almost where I want it now. It is half open for the most part. The big difference I think came from lowering the action. Previously, the D, N, S' tarabs wouldn't talk at all, now every tarab sings. I haven't used the upper tomba for months. When I tried it last night, there was a lot of extra highs resonating (especially tarabs), the difference was very noticeable --even if I was not backing onto a wall and this is a cheap wooden tomba (which I sanded smooth on the inside).

I think playing the hell out of it for 10 months finally woke it up, not to mention finally intonating the thing properly, and getting basic jawari.

Pb

Alan-new-2-sitar
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 20, 2003 11:35 p.m.



Billy (Nov 20, 2003 12:17 a.m.):

Alan-new-2-sitar (Nov 19, 2003 09:20 p.m.):
i dont know enough about sitars to recognize it , but i thought i would tell the board about it an maybe someone would know who made it , or might want a teak wall hanger ,

Well yeah, I think we all got that, its a good thing to post ebay listings of interest on the forum, did you think I was objecting simply because I posted the link you left out, and commented on what appeared to be a crooked neck?

This is a discussion forum, we discuss things here! Get into the groove and join in.


also did you notice its pictures of 2 different sitars ,

Alan-new-2-sitar
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 22, 2003 12:18 a.m.


[quote]Alan-new-2-sitar (Nov 20, 2003 11:35 p.m.):
[quote]Billy (Nov 20, 2003 12:17 a.m.):
[quote]Alan-new-2-sitar (Nov 19, 2003 09:20 p.m.):


gakk someone has bid $255 for the wallhanger special with the crooked neck

Estiven
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 22, 2003 09:50 p.m.


have you guys seen this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2574466209&category=621

what is that protruding out of the side? I guess thats why it is so inexpensive? I don't know anything about surbahars, but Jeff, your looking for surbahar, right? well, oh well, maybe its of some intrest to someone.

David
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 23, 2003 01:47 a.m.


Hi, my name's David, and I'm new here.

That thing on the side of the surbahar is
a prop to help hold it up. Surbahars
sometimes have them because they're
heavier than sitars.

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