INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Changing the Strings


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Changing the Strings Jan 19, 2003 06:55 p.m.

Hey all- I'm an inquisitive little guy, I know, but I have a question. I just broke the G# chikari string and have a slight idea on how to change it. I only have 1 chance to change it, so I want to make sure I know what to do. So, anyone want to help and enlighten me on how to do this?


Re:Changing the Strings Jan 20, 2003 11:46 a.m.

Try this address:
If that doesn't work, go to (you can find a link on this forum site) go to "Sitar" then find "To on-line sitar tutorial." That's about the best written material you're going to find. Be patient when you're trying to fish the string out of the peg hole, it might take a few trys.
Re:Changing the Strings Jan 20, 2003 01:26 p.m.

KK, you might be thinking of the sympathetic strings? Those are an adventure! Took me the longest time to get the hang of hooking it like a fish! Chikari string is no different than the other mains, a loop around the base post, and thread through the hole in the main peg. Same as nylon guitar.
Re:Changing the Strings Jan 20, 2003 03:12 p.m.

Oh, THOSE chikari strings! Of course!....Sorry Mike.
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