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Palta101

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Hi friends, yesterday I stretched this new skin on my old sarangi restoration project. It seems to be the right thickness but it is fairly translucent now that it is dry. Was I sold an inferior skin or one not meant for a sarangi? It dried very tight and seems to be quite strong. Anybody have any thoughts or experience on this topic before I string it up? My leather tasma is original and rather narrow (compare before picture with tasma in place). Thanks

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Lars

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It looks like lamb skin, what they would use to re-head a Persian tar. Might as well try it, might sound very nice if it holds up to the pressure.

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Palta101

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Hi Lars, thank you. I have since discovered that it is a type of hairless goat skin from the belly, and is quite suitable for the sarangi. I will put a wider tasma on it to hopefully to compensate for the lack of extra reinforment parchment underneath.
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