INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: best tablas?


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best tablas? Sep 15, 2002 08:18 a.m.

hi all,

i have a new set of bombay tablas from the Ali Akbar Khan school. while i like these drums ok i am wondering who might sell the best set of drums available in the usa.



Re:best tablas? Sep 17, 2002 01:02 p.m.

I suppose Sadanand are considered the best .
They may still be available although I heard "Sadanand" has become to old to make them anymore
There is a thread about them somewhere deep in this forum with a web link
Re:best tablas? Sep 19, 2002 03:10 p.m.

I have tabla sets made by Ustad Niyazi which are excellent quality. For more info visit
Re:best tablas? Sep 20, 2002 01:37 p.m.

You can also get the tablas made by Ustad Qasim Khan Niyazi from I would recommend going into the store (in Toronto) and buying them so you can pick out the set yourself.
Re:best tablas? Sep 20, 2002 02:07 p.m.

Hey guys.

I think Sadanand tablas are considered the best because Zakir plays them. Rest assured that the quality of drum they make for Zakir WON'T be the quality they make for you. Online ordering of a tabla is risky. You might end up with something you don't want. With the high shipping cost, there is no real recourse. I would suggest finding a tabla shop near you and actually testing out the drum before you buy.

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