For Tabla players it is always a special pleasure when they acquire a very good Dayan in high E tuning. In order to obtain a Dayan in this high tuning in an excellent sound quality, the person making the Dayan must have very special experience and skill. Otherwise the result can be mediocre at best. Usually the tuning of a Dayan is linked with the diameter of the skin; the higher the tuning the smaller the diameter of the skin. For a high pitched e-Dayan you normally use a skin diameter of 12.7 cm (5 inches) or even 12 cm (4 3/4 inches). Even if the sound result is satisfying or good, it is often very hard, metallic and with very little lingering sound.
A really good Tabla manufacturer can also use a corpus with a larger diameter and process the skin in a way that it can reach this high tuning in spite of the size and even achieve an unparalleled better sound. The frequency range with 13.5 cm - 14 cm is considerably higher, the sound is warmer and more lingering. These high-pitched E-Dayans on offer from TARANG are an exceptional speciality made possible by the commitment of Tabla maestro Sajal Karmakar. Normally they are never made in this way for the market because too much time and effort is involved.
The special attention that is paid to this Five Star Dayan during manufacturing is in keeping with the description on the page offering the Five Star Tabla quality. Please see Five Star Tabla »