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martin spaink

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Hi all, presently I am working on a friend's sarangi and am restringing it now after having repaired a nasty crack along its shoulder-area and having made a new bridge for it as the old one also broke when it was handled roughly in transport. I'm trying to include some pics of the instrument and bridge and of the bows that I made.
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The pic didnt come up. Please repost. Id love to see the pics.
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martin spaink

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That was a trial run and obviously a dead end, anybody got any suggestions on how to upload pix from my computer on to this forum???, I looked around but did not find info on how to do it.
Help, somebody, please?
martin
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Go to http://www.tinypic.com (or any other picture uploading website), upload your picture, copy the URL that it gives you (copy the one that says direct layout for forums or something), paste it in the forum thing, and surround it by img tags. Good luck.
For example:
http://i56.tinypic.com/2aj5ky.jpg
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martin spaink

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The old bridge, which broke in two, with some parts going to smithereens, and the new one before drilling holes
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What you see here is the 'scar' where it cracked, I carefuly pried it open, glued it, clamped it, after drying I drilled 1.9 mm holes to drive in 2 mm wooden nails with glue to reinforce the joint.
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martin spaink

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one naked but healthy sarangi
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martin spaink

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Thanks for some suggestions, follow the link to access 12 pictures.
I haven't yet found out how to add liner-notes to them. The bows I made 7-8 years ago, sticks from padouk and jatoba, frogs from weng
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martin spaink

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This already came up, but post the link here as it contains useful information relevant to stringing sarangi's, so here it is again:
http://violadabraccio. com !!note this site has been jumped, it opens up something entirely different! martin 26-09-11
and the link to the actual stringmaker: http://aquilacorde.com/
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martin spaink

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doesn't this look familiar? (Top left & second)

http://aquilacorde.com/en/corde-per-musica-antica/our-products/loaded-gut-bass-strings.html
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Nice pics sir... I like the torque rod on the Narka too
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Could you repost the link?:

http://violadabraccio.com/index.php?opt....

I'm not able to find relevant page.

Thanks,

M
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martin spaink

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for Spoutmouth: temporary out of order, site under reconstruction. However, all you'd want you can find on Aquila Corde.
regards, martin
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Cheers Martin - will have a look.

I've read that part of learning sarangi is to be able to repair and maintain your instrument. I would like to know more in relation to this.

In relation to the replacement of the goat skin. How did you find a suitable piece of goatskin? What thickness/properties were you looking for in the skin. What did you use to attach it to the body of the instrument? Glue?

Hope you don't mind so many questions!

Many Thanks,

M
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martin spaink

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Hi M

I don't mind answering your questions, but as it is all a bit specific, you'll need to find out for your own. There's various places where to look for a goatskin, either from a percussion angle (here you might find skins a bit thick) or maybe though a professional pianotechnicians retailer, who sell it as parchment, which has been scraped and cleaned. And yes, you use white waterbased PVA woodglue.
But no, it is not an easy job to put it on properly. If you go way back in the list on Vitat, you should be able to find more info on this, as it has come up before, mr. Ragamala and meself posted some long time ago.
regards, martin
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