Tabla Hook

EU: 19 €
incl. VAT, plus 3.60 € shipping within Germany / 9.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 15.96 €
plus 9.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The strap of any tabla gives way in course of time. That brings down the basic tension, makes the pitch sag, and the sound losesits beauty. In the beginning it is possible to compensate by pushing the tuning wedges / gattas further down. But sooner or later it becomes necessary to pull additional strands of strap over the gattas. And when that doesn't help any more, the whole strap needs to be retightened.

Working the strap with bare hands is a very difficult and often painful job, because the strap is very stiff and tenacious and is under high tension. It is difficult to move it and it often digs into the fingers. However, our tabla hook makes it easy to grab and pull the strap with utmost precision. Pulling still requires a lot of force, of course, but the round handle distributes the pressure evenly to all fingers instead of creating painful pressure on a single joint. That way you can use your full force without cutting into your own flesh. Working more comfortably also enables you to control the pulling power more exactly and that way tighten the strap more evenly – an essential requirement for stable tuning and good sound

Handle made from robust, pratially painted wood. Hook made from indestructible stainless steel.