Tabla-Set Premium

Professional Tabla Premium Quality

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Professional Premium Tablaset
with Accessories
Price 619.-- Euro incl. of 19% V.A.T., exclusive of shipping costs »

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Size / Weight

Heavy Dayan made of Shisham, Black Sirish or Mahogany Wood
Weight: (3,5 - 4 kg)
Bayan Copper chromed (3,0 - 3,5 kg)

We deliver Standard Size and tuning. If you have any special wish please state the diameter of the Dayan Size and tuning at the end of the order transaction under “Miscellaneous”

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PROFESSIONAL PREMIUM TABLA SET QUALITY

This tabla quality provides an excellent sound with an open, sustained and warm-sounding note. Only the best materials are used in the fabrication. Dried wood with a high density and excellent vibrating qualities, good belts and hides that are processed with particular care by an experienced craftsman ensure that the Premium Quality Tablas are outstanding instruments which satisfy the highest professional demands.

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Die Premium als auch die Five Star Quality (bei der insbesondere die Dayan = Tabla - Melodietrommel einer noch längeren und intensiveren Bearbeitung und Auswahl unterliegt), verdanken wir unserem Tabla Maestro Sajal Karmakar und seinem absolut perfektionistischen Anspruch sowohl in seiner Kunst als Tablaspieler, als auch in der Bewertung seiner Instrumente.

The following criteria are considered in the manufacturing process of a Professional Tabla:

  • Good quality wood (for Tarang mostly mahogany or sheesham) with a good density, completely dried and with optimal vibration characteristics.
  • Both the belt and the goatskin must be prime quality for a Professional Tabla.
  • A carefully selected, experienced craftsman who manufactures the puri (tabla skin) with accuracy and great skill. He must have the appropriate experience in both, the composition of the different layers of the skin and the making of the black paste in particular. The application of the paste is done in up to 8 layers. After drying, the tuning of each layer must be adjusted by polishing. For each intermediate sound result he must be able to decide unerringly when the best sound result has been achieved. Since the craftsman who is on a payroll is normally pressed for time, he is understandably not so uncompromising. Through the close supervision by our tabla maestro Sajal Karmakar this unwillingness to compromise is safeguarded.
  • As a result, the tabla provides an excellent sound experience. We prefer tablas with so-called "Open Jowari", which means that an open, warm-sounding, sustained, clear note is produced.

About the making of the five star Tabla

The Premium as well as the Five Star Quality Tabla, where especially the dayan (tabla – melody drum) is subjected to an even longer and more intensive manufacturing and selection process, we owe to our tabla maestro Sajal Karmakar and his absolutely perfectionistic demands that he makes both in his art as a tabla player as well as in the assessment of his instruments.

Sajal Karmakar himself chooses from the suppliers the basic materials which are required for the manufacturing of a tabla set. He carefully selects the wooden shells according to density, vibrating qualities and maturity or dryness of the wood. In any case the materials undergo an additional drying process for months to make sure that the wood is really completely dry. Only then the good vibrating qualities inherent in the wood can be fully appreciated. Furthermore he commissions a tabla maker, who is well-known to him, to manufacture the tablas. Since Sajal Karmakar is a well reputed and respected tabla maestro in Kolkata with a bachelor's degree in vocals, he is held in high esteem and so the instruments are made to meet his expectations.

During the whole manufacturing process Sajal Karmakar permanently monitors the Premium Quality Tabla. He personally carries out the selection of the craftsman who has the best experience and prudence in manufacturing the tabla hides (a special degree of skill is necessary for this) and he checks each and every intermediate step up to the completion of the instrument. A special degree of skill is necessary for making the Syahi or Gab the black spot in the middle which has to be processed after each of the 5 up to 8 levels). For the next higher quality level, the Five Star Dayan (Tabla – the wooden melody drum), Sajal Karmakar applies even higher and stricter requirements and criteria for selection and finishing treatment. For this, see the description of the Five Star category.

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Different tunings of the Dayan(Tabla)

The Dayan (small wooden melody drum) is supplied by us in standard size with a diameter of 14 cm (5 1/2") unless you state special wishes regarding skin diameter and tuning when you order. Should you have wishes to this respect, please indicate these at the end of your order transaction in the field “Miscellaneous”.

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Article: Tabla-Set Premium, inclusive of Five Star Accessory Set
Price: 619.-- Euro, Inclusive of 19% V.A.T., exclusive of Shipping Costs
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ATTENTION: Please state the required diameter of the Dayan at the end of the order transaction under “Miscellaneous” if you have any special wish otherwise we deliver standard size and tuning.
Article: Accessory Set Five Star (Covers, Rings, Tuning Hammer, Powder Box)
Price: 63.-- Euro, Inclusive of 19% V.A.T., exclusive of Shipping Costs
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Article: Dayan Premium, heavy Quality about 3,5 - 4,0 kg
Price: 239.-- Euro, Inclusive of 19% V.A.T., exclusive of Shipping costs »
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ATTENTION: Please state the required diameter of the Dayan at the end of the order transaction under “Miscellaneous” if you have any special wish otherwise we deliver standard size and tuning.
Article: Bayan Premium, heavy Quality about 3,0 - 3,5 kg
Price: 369.-- Euro, Inclusive of 19% V.A.T., exclusive of Shipping costs »
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