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cwroyds

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Hey, Remember that dude with the curved sitar bridge?
We talked about that in a previous thread.
He has changed it a little.
Check out the link.
http://www.sanjaydeshpande.in/sanjaykhanisitar.htm
(Look down the page a little)

What is the deal with the little part in the middle that is shifted backwards?
Could that adjust for intonation like the extra bridge added at the nut?
It is hard to see why you would go through so much hassle unless it is a really important upgrade.
I like the idea of a curved bridge, but does anyone know why this cutout is there?
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element-82

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Interesting string layout. I have always wanted low Ni Dha (at least) on a gayaki layout, yet want to keep the 4 chickaris. I have heard gayaki guys say they would like to do that. I guess you have a choice to lengthen or shorten the string to fix the intonation. If you shorten, you need to use the upper bridge or slide that cut out headstock-ways.

Maybe it is really a piano key and instead of tarab thumping he reaches down and plays "Ni"

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cwroyds

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I am really surprised that no one else had any comments about this bridge.
Anyone else have an opinion about the cutout shifted back piece on this bridge?
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rex@sitar.co.za

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It must certainly be an adjustment for intonation.... I can't think of any other reason.
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Yeah, I think so. It reminds me of the Leo Quan guitar bridge that has a set screw to adjust the length of each string at the micro level. The arch of the bridge can also be adjusted with some models. I've retro-fitted a few guitars with these to adjust intonation, with very good results.
It would be interesting to hear what the designer intended with the design.

Thanks for the thread....

TBo22
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