Greetings: I am a real newbie, and just picked up a pair of tabla. the bass is nickel looking 9 inches head and from Pakestain. I paid $225 for them from Sam Ash. My most immediate question is that when I strike the bass and allow it to resonate it buzzes. I've never heard this when I listen to recorded tabla music and was concerned if this is to be expected. I am not sensitive to this drum purchase so please be frank if you want to tell me that these drums are cheap and you get what you pay for. let me know if i should attach a wav file so you can hear the sound thanks in advance Gary
sounds like it may have a loose shahi patch ..... better START considering your exchange/ money-back guarrantee/ warranty period .... and skin/ head replacement .... complete repair is not normally considered possible .... I may be wrong, so take some LOCAL advice (independent from the vendor!!!) .... meanwhile continue your practice while being careful not to expose yourself to a MISUSE claim by the VENDOR .... Blessings for-the-time-being.
Try to locate the loose particle and then repair it by placing a drop of wood glue. The buzzing will be gone for some time. If you don't fix it one of these days the particle will come out. And mostly some others will follow.
My first set of tabla from Buckingham music had been damaged during shipping and had the buzzing problem you mention. But I sent them back and Peter gladly sent another set. I get the new set and its perfect and sounds great. after a month or two there were times when i got a buzz out of the drums, but it either went away or i found the particle that was buzzing and glued it a little. The tablas weather they are cheap or not should not buzz barely at all when you get them. Try to get another set from the dealer, if not, then try to find the particle buzzing and add a tiny tiny bit of glue on it. If you are just learning and not performing yet then a little buzz is alright as long as its ok with you. But It shouldnt be there.