Replacing gatta

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Replacing gatta

Postby Toshi » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:45 am

Tabla newbie here
I got a pair of tablas online, but one of the gatta fell off during shipping. I'm obviously going to reapply it, but I'm not sure which method to use. Should I:
Remove all of the gatta/pegs like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmJ6y38071Q

or simply loosen up the baddhi/strings like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjP5Tp3dkX8

or do something else?
The simplest solution is the best in my case, since I'm not experienced.
Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby david » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:23 pm

Just slip it back in and don't worry about it.

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby Toshi » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:13 pm

david wrote:Just slip it back in and don't worry about it.

I tried that, but it's just too tight.

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby david » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:32 pm

It is supposed to be tight. That is the purpose.

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby Toshi » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:03 am

david wrote:It is supposed to be tight. That is the purpose.

I mean it's literally too tight to just slip it in. I need to loosen up the baddhi first.

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby david » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:42 pm

Trust me. You do not want to loosen it. Yes it is tight. It is supposed to be tight. Just put it back in.

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Re: Replacing gatta

Postby Toshi » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:47 pm

david wrote:Trust me. You do not want to loosen it. Yes it is tight. It is supposed to be tight. Just put it back in.

I almost gave up, but in the end I got it. Thank you so much!


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