e2c wrote:I am a big, big fan of Iranian percussion, and want a daf (Kurdish-style, you can see a couple of the santoori.com site) of my own. I *could* get one here, made by Remo (it's loads better than their djembes, but still far from the real thing, imo).
Concerning the skin, I have heard some very odd things in the past (too long ago to remember clearly), and I think the gent who runs Santoori.com cuts right to the chase. I suspect he gets lots of emails like the one you received.
e2c wrote:Aha -now I get it re. the lamb skin...
Tar shells are delicate, and I wish you the best of luck with it, michi! Please let us know how it works out...
It's likely a tombak, aka zarb.
You can find out more here, for starters: http://nasehpour.tripod.com/peyman/id36.html
and here (a very knowledgeable instrument sales guy who speaks German): http://www.santoori.com/index.html ** Has skins for sale.
I've heard that "skin of an unborn lamb" thing before and am not sure that it's true... afaik, most people use goatskin, but it's definitely worth checking with either or both of the sources I've posted.
Well, the potential customer came back to me and explained that, actually, it is not a drum, but a lute called Tar. I think I could handle fitting a goat skin to one of those
drtom wrote:skin of an unborn lamb" thing before and am not sure that it's true...
I'm familiar with tars, Michi. If you can skin a tar, you can definitely skin a zarb.
e2c wrote:Tonbaks are not *that* big, at least, not when compared to 18" - 20" frame drums (dafs and the like).
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