Monoj Kumar Sardar triple

The shrutibox Monoj Kumar Sardar Triple is designed for professionals with particularly high demands. Due to its greatly extended range it produces a unique rich and vibrant drone sound, appreciated especially by music and sound therapists.

EU: 389 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 12,90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 326.89 € (incl. bag)
plus 12,90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Like all shrutiboxes, the Monoj Kumar Sardar Triple is very reliable and extremely easy to handle. The range stretches over three octaves from G2 to F#5. Thus is becomes possible, e.g. when playing individual notes or entire chords of the basic octave starting from G2, to play octaves, fifths and fourths from both higher octaves simultaneously, simulating the basic principles of the harmonic series in this way. Any other imaginable combination of the 36 available chromatic notes can be played as well, of course.

The pictures show the previous model with keynote A2. The current model is on keynote G2 (a whole tone lower as shown).

Sound sample MKS triple
- two-note chord C & G in all 3 ranges

Features

36 chromatically tuned notes from G to f#'' (G2 to F#5 in scientific terms); frame made of solid teak wood; surfaces with silk mat synthetic varnish; side parts made of laminated wood; feet, handle and latch made of metall; valves made of plastic; bellows made of cardboard with leather blockings; including sturdy bag.

Manufacturer / Supplier

Monoj Kumar Sardar & Brothers is a relatively large-scale manufacturer in the heart of Calcutta looking back on a rich tradition of three generations. It is run by four brothers, all of them trained craftsmen specialising in different aspects of instrument making. They mainly make sitars, tanpuras, esrajs, dilrubas, harmoniums and shrutiboxes. But the eldest brother and manager Monoj Kumar will get you every other instrument that is manufactured in India as well. Due to our long-term co-operation with Monoj Kumar Sardar since 1994, we receive instruments with a high quality level in terms of sound, workmanship and materials. Today Monoj Kumar Sardar's quality can well compete with other renowned brands like Hemen and Hiren Roy for string instruments or Pakrashi, Paul and Bina for harmoniums.

Tuning

The 36 chromatic notes are arranged in three rows on top of one another. The top row features the low octave from G2 to F#3, the middle row the octave from G3 to F#4 and the bottom row the high octave from G4 to F#5. They correspond to the bass, male and female registers of the harmonium.

In India, this shrutibox model is tuned in equal temperament to Western standard pitch with a = 440 hertz. However, due to lower average air temperatures, it may sound slightly higher at a = 441 to 442 hertz in Europe. The difference is so small, that even trained ears do not necessarily notice it. Nevertheless the difference may create problems in studio productions or when playing together with instruments with a tuning that can not easily be adjusted. Therefore we offer manual tuning to a = 440 hertz (or any other reference pitch close to that) on request.

Size

Measure: 41 x 33 x 10 cm, weight: 4.8 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.