A nice trick for sarangi setup-

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peeceebee
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A nice trick for sarangi setup-

Post by peeceebee » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:55 pm

I've discovered that some teflon tape (technically PTFE adhesive tape), applied to any contact points of the gut strings (the grooves at the top bridge and the top edge of the body as they go to the pegs) can greatly reduce friction, especially with traditional Indian-style gut. The strings will tune much more evenly, also hopefully reduce breakage at that point. It makes quite a noticeable difference-
It's also very good on the nails of the left hand, especially if you play on your nails like I do.

peeceebee
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Re: A nice trick for sarangi setup-

Post by peeceebee » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:16 pm

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Re: A nice trick for sarangi setup-

Post by stringtester » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:59 pm

Ok, under the string. I first thought you meant over the string.
Interesting. I test it if I can find such a tape.

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Re: A nice trick for sarangi setup-

Post by pritlee » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:04 pm

hi

what is under the nut bridge? its shining......

thanks a lot for sharing the tip mate....very helpful indeed...

take care

p

peeceebee
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Re: A nice trick for sarangi setup-

Post by peeceebee » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:56 am

That sarangi has a brass shim under the bridge to raise it up a bit-

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