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AllenDS

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Let us know when you find that instrument you're looking for and you'll get nothing but thumbs up from me!
I haven't found the perfect instrument yet, Lars, but this 45 year old is actually rather cute. The sound is small because the tabli is only 11.25" wide rather than 13" like my main sitar. The resonance of the wood is very crisp and beautiful, but the overall tone is very tiny compared to the larger sitars we are accustomed to hearing these days. If this sitar was built to fuller dimensions it would really sound great! :!:

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This is a tourist grade instrument from the mid 16960s. No two pegs are the same and the frets are made of metal that is too soft. It is playable now that Tony K. gave it some love.

A sound file can be found at http://www.taxi.com/desomer - the song name is "Raga Bhimplas - Sitar"

Fun discussion everybody! Thanks for sharing.

~Allen

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Allen,

I listened to some of your tracks, great stuff. I especially like the Magic cover, very cool, very enjoyable. Yes, dare I say it, I love fusion too. Pandit Ravi Shankar once said, one instrument can serve many styles of music, and right he is. Take a listen everybody, this is good.

As for that little sitar of yours...see my signature ? Of course there is no substitute for a really professional sitar but even humble instruments can make great music. Especially sitars, with a bit of tweaking.

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