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Nick Proctor

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Had it more than a few years now. One fellow sitar loony mentioned his little beaut so I thought I'd show you all mine - ooh er missus !?!?!!? HA HA

BIG sound so am tempted to put surbahar strings on it ?!?!!? Not damaged as far as I can tell, not externally anyway ?!?!?
Watcha all feel about that then ???

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Tomek Regulski

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Super cool - I really like everything about this one. When you say it's big, do you mostly mean the toomba/tabli? Or is the neck length/width also above average? If the neck is standard sitar measurements, I'd probably avoid going too thick with the strings - maybe bump it all up one size and see how it handles tuning to B or C?
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Nick Proctor

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ALL is big !!!
Thanks for the advice. Will measure it later & get back to you.

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Really like that design. Especially the toomba. It's called Kohinoor I think?
What pitch do you tune it now?
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Tomek Regulski

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Oh nice- would love to see the dimensions, as it seems to be an uncommon piece.
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Nick Proctor

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Over the weekend I'll get it down off its shelf & measure it all for you lot ?!?!?!?
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Over the weekend I'll get it down off its shelf & measure it all for you lot ?!?!?!?


Nick -- Please include a measurement from the leading edge of the jawari to the nut. thx.  
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Nick Proctor

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Yep No probs !!!
All round measurements !!!!
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Nick Proctor

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Just been sorting this beauty out earlier today. Several inches longer than the average - but that's ME all over, HA HA
Can't get it to tune up to C sharp without it severely complaining so will try a few new strings to see if it's the strings' 'fault'.

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Tomek Regulski

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Several inches longer? I'd definitely shoot for B or even A# in that case.

Very cool - I absolutely love the headstock on this.
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Nick Proctor

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Indeed !!!! Have already tuned it down several swar anyway but I feel I need to swap around a few strings. There's 2 the same?!?!?

How are all the bloody strings tuned anyway, pretty PLEASE???
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