Painted skin?

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xakebuel
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Painted skin?

Postby xakebuel » Thu May 30, 2013 8:35 pm

Hello to everybody!
I have adquired a new sarangi to learnt and Ive been tunning a setting it for a days. Now it begin to works, but I have a question about my instrument. Thats I saw the skin is painted with a kind of white painted or perhaps something like lime.It makes it very rought instead the smoothness that often has the original texture of a skin. I suppose thats not a good idea for the sound of the instrument.
Does anybody know or heard about this?

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Re: Painted skin?

Postby trippy monkey » Fri May 31, 2013 4:54 pm

Hi
Yes, I've seen may skinned instruments with painted skins. It's usually to cover up a bad looking texture. The skin may well be fine but looks messy.

Nick

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Re: Painted skin?

Postby martin spaink » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:24 pm

the very first sarangi I ever reskinned had a very rough skin too, it had a second strip of skin running under the skin under the bridge, and the whole of it was pasted with something like a raw starch, it was whitish and made the skin more stiff. Still don't know what the stuff was. It must have been some milky glue, indeed, diluted white woodglue or wall-paperglue to make the skin a bit harder and get a brighter tone?

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Re: Painted skin?

Postby OM GUY » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:02 am

martin spaink wrote:the very first sarangi I ever reskinned had a very rough skin too, it had a second strip of skin running under the skin under the bridge, and the whole of it was pasted with something like a raw starch, it was whitish and made the skin more stiff. Still don't know what the stuff was. It must have been some milky glue, indeed, diluted white woodglue or wall-paperglue to make the skin a bit harder and get a brighter tone?


I've got the same type of finish on my gopichand...fugly but it works.... :lol:
Let's hope 2016 is less violent and that people discover the soothing influence of ICM. Hari OM!


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