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trippy monkey

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I just bring a big bag-full back when I go to India.

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Originally Posted by "shurbahar"
Two sizes of mizrab and the tool (lower left) that helped ease the effort to make them. The tool is just a key blank with grooves cut into them.
Would you know how the tool is used?

May all of you who've made your own mizrabs share your knowledge.
I wish I'd had the chance to see them made in the traditional way. They look so well made.
I imagine the pro makers use a template or form of some kind to bend the wires over. The key tool is used to bend the wire round itself. In metal work you often use a piece of steel with a hole in one end to wrap such things as piano wire around things tightly.

When I made mine, I just googled "how to make a mizrab" and came up with a few examples to copy and a YouTube video on the Sitar Factory site (see link below). Trial and error worked in the end. For something that looks so simple, mizrabs are surprisingly tricky to make.

How to make a Mizrab … in one minute

By the way, I like the sharp ends on yours, shurbahar, well done. Mine are more rounded, but still seem to work OK.

Edit: For a beginner that is. I can imagine that the the "attack", as we say in English, from my more rounded point, may not be as crisp or loud enough for more experienced players.
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Great topic ---- thanks to all who contribute.... this is always an interest of mine and would love it if someone would post a really good video on how they are made by the folks in India.... or some of you folks here....

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This thread has me straining to come up with a mizrable joke.

Thing is, have have I failed, or succeeded?
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Dunno, you'll just have to take your 'pick'!!

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Without these plectrums you'd all be pretty 'mizrab'le!!!

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If you go on youtube & put in Sitar Makers in Uluberia, you'll find some of my footage when I went to the villages just outside Kolkatta & videod friends' workshops there.

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Just scored some wire so I'm going to have a go at "folding" my own mizrabs, the other half may have to cut me free later with pliers...
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