The female Tanpura by P. & Brothers is a branded instrument, excellent in material, craftsmanship and sound with a balanced, rounded, sustained sound and richness in overtones. The varnishing of the Tanpura is done nearly without pigments in order to show the natural grain of the wood to its better advantage. 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.
P. & BROTHERS is a very small family business. They pay full attention to good craftsmanship and sound quality of every single instrument that they make. The result is a high quality at a reasonable price and so the instruments can be absolutely recommended.
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