The female Tanpura by Monoj Kumar Sardar is a branded instrument, excellent in material, craftsmanship and sound with a balanced, rounded, sustained sound and richness in overtones. The sound of this model is characterised by an especially differentiated treble.The keynote can be tuned to F sharp – G sharp.
The construction of the female Tanpuras is, apart from the size, the same as that of the male ones. With a size of around 120 to 130 cm they are a little smaller than the male Tanpuras, this is why their tuning is around G, that means their tuning and also their idividual sound are between the instrumental and the male Tanpuras. They are equipped with 4 strings and are traditionally used for accompanying female singers.
The richness in overtones is closely related to the position of the threads which are squeezed in between bridge and strings. The position of the threads changes the bearing angle between strings and bridge and so influences a strong or less strong vibrating/twanging which is responsible for the richness in overtones. If you would like to maintain or change the richness in overtones, you should newly adjust these threads every once in a while in order to keep your favourite sound pattern. This may be necessary with every new tuning of the instrument.
As a traditional instrument manufacturer in the centre of Kolkata, Monoj Kumar Sardar supplies, besides his Tanpuras, the whole range of Indian instruments and instruments from the folklore range as well as some western instruments. Monoj Kumar Sardar supplies a reliably good quality, both in the processing and in the sound characteristics, and can in every respect be called a manufacturer of excellent instruments with a good price-performance ratio.
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