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nikhilwannabee

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I have really been getting bowled over by some of the old sound clips of Balaram Pathak, and I did contact Ashok also. He has kindly invited me to the Netherlands for a sitar lesson, sadly I have to decline. But until I can travel, can anyone tell me what are the sitar modifications to make his wonderful sound? Closed jawari, 13 sympathetics, bass bridge for the low strings? Any insights would be helpful. Possibly the vintage style of old recordings with tape wobble are affecting the sound also. Thanks.
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Here ya go, Nick. http://www.sitarfactory.be/tag/hiren-roy/

Looks like a standard kharaj pancham string layout. 20 frets. 13 taraf . There is an 8th string like Nikhil Banerjee tried out. This link shows you that the longest taraf string can be removed, a hole drilled in the peg shaft liek the chikari pegs and that extra chikari string mounted on that taraf peg. Slick trick ! Pictures of some of his sitars show a bass block fitted as well. Jawari sounds quite dry for this string setup which seems to work well. Nice touch heard on sampled recordings on YouTube. Good stuff !

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Thank you Tony! I'll be there soon for surb pick up/ drop off sitar for new jawari, maybe you'll set that sitar up for me in the Pathak style?
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Welcome ! Pathak rigging - can do. Surb restrung with .010. Sound good ! See you real soon, ya hear !?!
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