INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: About head change


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About head change Nov 13, 2001 01:09 p.m.

Last year I bought a good tabla set and now I have to replace the puddi, because it is damaged and I would like to know if it is normal to replace the head so early. I know that it depends on humidity and other reasons but I would like to know if with a year of use (daily) this time is normal.
Thank you.
Gabe Halberg
Re:About head change Nov 16, 2001 12:16 p.m.


Well, it's hard to say. If the head was on the tabla for a very long time before
you got it it could have just been near the end of its time. Or maybe it was too
tight or loose, this sometimes leads to damage. Sometimes some heads just
don't last long.

If you need heads, straps, or reheading service, check out:

Good luck!

Gabe Halberg

Re:About head change Nov 18, 2001 06:54 p.m.

Gabe, where on earth did you get that cool picture of the Elephant playing the tabla?? Fantastic........!!
Gabe Halberg
Re:About head change Nov 20, 2001 11:16 a.m.


Just lucked into it a few years back while searching online for images of Ganesh playing tabla. Glad you like it.

Best wishes,


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