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Daniel Schlüsselberger

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Dear friends

I have to tighten some frets of my surbahar from Kanailal. Could anybody Tell me, what is the proper way - the Kanailal-way of tighten these frets?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Daniel

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in theory you can tighten the frets a little by stuffing little 'shims' under the string, but to do it right, you'll need to re-tie them.

you'll have to adapt the technique - instead of the strings going back and forth underneath the daand like they do on surbahar, they go all the way around on rudra veena - but this video shows how to do a tie with that little knot on the back.

http://www.rudraveena.org/hackleman.html
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Daniel Schlüsselberger

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Tx. That is very helpful!
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Lars

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If you shim your frets you may invite problems with the action if the setting is low or get back-buzzing as well. Scott Hackleman may have a diagram, on the ones I've overhauled I've forgotten how I did it but just followed the pattern on the ones that were already installed.

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Forgive me but I don't own (not yet at least [smile]) a surbahar, but am wondering why re-tying the frets on a surbahar would be any different than on a sitar?? Just curious.
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Daniel Schlüsselberger

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There is a little knot at the other side of the fret. And it is all about to make this little knot, the rest is the same as tying a sitar-fret.
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TWO knots on surbahar frets?!?!? Only ONE ever on all my sitar related instruments.
Never seen TWO knots.
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KL tie - back.jpg  this is the back of a KL vina, but it's the same as on KL surbahars.
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