INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: new sitar has arrived

 

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Alan
new sitar has arrived Feb 17, 2004 08:25 p.m.


at 5:30 tonight fed ex left me the box containing the teak MPS shown on sitars etc web site , its been in the 20s here so i will let it warm up tonight an unpack it in the morning .patience may be a virtue but some times its tough
andowe
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 17, 2004 11:06 p.m.


Alan - congratulations from your MPS brother!!! Yes, patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to replacing strings on a sitar. When mine arrived it was crazy cold so I let it warm overnight before tuning and lost only one sympathetic. Lars assured me it would be Ok to ship during the winter and he knows his business. I only just started playing sitar so I don�t know for sure what the effects of the cold are, but I�ve seen plenty of guitarists break cold high strings by just tuning up on winter night gigs.
It took a couple of days for a bright tone to emerge from the Mangla. It�s sounding better and better now than in that first week. My instructor said it was a good sitar and a good value. Your MPS teak is really beautiful in the pictures on Lars� sitarsetc site, it must be amazing in reality. Get up early and jam bro! And I hope you love your new sitar as much as I love mine � or more : ) Good luck and good skills to you.

Peace, love and light
Andy

PS are you going to take lessons from David Pontbriand? Lessons are a good thing.

Estiven
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 18, 2004 05:24 p.m.


wow, thats awesome, dude! have fun!!

yet it seems many people are getting new stuff...
I wish I was getting a sitar from sitarsetc...hehe maybe I should get a job, hahaha

Remco
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 18, 2004 05:37 p.m.


Must be the time of the year.....
Congratulations!!!!
I know it's a daft question, but what differences do you notice between your old (tun?) instrument and this one. I know....stupid to compare different instruments. My surbahar is made from teak as well and is errr.... quite heavy, to say the least.....Tony Karasek wrote to me teak instruments have be played harder than tun ones... I can't really tell, since switching between sitar and surbahar is .....you get the picture...

Peace,

Remco

Matt
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 18, 2004 05:59 p.m.


Alan, it's got to be thawed out by now. How is it?
Alan
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 18, 2004 08:44 p.m.



andowe (Feb 17, 2004 11:06 p.m.):
Alan - congratulations from your MPS brother!!! Yes, patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to replacing strings on a sitar. When mine arrived it was crazy cold so I let it warm overnight before tuning and lost only one sympathetic. Lars assured me it would be Ok to ship during the winter and he knows his business. I only just started playing sitar so I don�t know for sure what the effects of the cold are, but I�ve seen plenty of guitarists break cold high strings by just tuning up on winter night gigs.
It took a couple of days for a bright tone to emerge from the Mangla. It�s sounding better and better now than in that first week. My instructor said it was a good sitar and a good value. Your MPS teak is really beautiful in the pictures on Lars� sitarsetc site, it must be amazing in reality. Get up early and jam bro! And I hope you love your new sitar as much as I love mine � or more : ) Good luck and good skills to you.

Peace, love and light
Andy

PS are you going to take lessons from David Pontbriand? Lessons are a good thing.


yes i hope to take some lessons from David when i can time is tight as im juggling work an a night welding course , an i have to renew a state license for my job soon , trying to jugle to much , wish i could hit the lottery so this work stuff wouldnt cut into my fun time ,

Alan
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 18, 2004 08:48 p.m.



Matt (Feb 18, 2004 05:59 p.m.):
Alan, it's got to be thawed out by now. How is it?

its a beautiful instrument but until i get some lessons i cant make the sounds it is capable of , i shall try to practice an see a teacher when i can ,an will get better as i go along,

jaym
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 19, 2004 09:53 a.m.


Alan-Just so you know, David is not only a very good teacher but is also excellent at sitar setup and can work on jawari. How are the strings? Do they seem ok or brittle and cheap?
Alan
Re:new sitar has arrived Feb 19, 2004 04:02 p.m.



jaym (Feb 19, 2004 09:53 a.m.):
Alan-Just so you know, David is not only a very good teacher but is also excellent at sitar setup and can work on jawari. How are the strings? Do they seem ok or brittle and cheap?

David is a really nice guy to i enjoyed the concert him an amos put on a really good show , it was great seeing an hearing a surbahar,the strings seem ok lars sent along a spare set ,an i bought a set of pyramids to have on hand ,

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