Pro-quality dayan heads (the same good quality that we use on our Varanasi tabla sets). These heads tend to have a nice thick syahis (gob) and soft/tender chat. Good quality skins, very durable. Be certain to measure the diameter of the wooden barrel (for best results, remove the old head) and not the diameter of the entire tabla head.
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My Benaras 5.50 inch skin arrived few days ago and reheaded it on my 5.50 inch benaras tabla shell ( also ordered from Kala Kendar and received few weeks ago). The skin that I had for a long time that I fitted on the 5.50 shell sadly crashed due to bad qualitiy even though it was given to me for free by a friend. That's why I ordered a skin for my shell. I fitted the Benares skin on, I let it settle with the shell for 2 days, today I tuned it to C# and it sounds so good that it sounds like a custom made tabla for the Ustads and Pandits. Another amazing thing about this 5.50 skin is it also sounds great on lower pitches such as A#, A, G# or even lower due to the thickness of the siyahi even though it's designed to be tuned to C#. Thanks very much Mickey for choosing the skin for me. Kala Kendar is the best place to shop. Regards Deepak Lal
I had a old Dayan without a top and I really wanted a banares head. I ordered this and it sounded great. I am going to buy some more from kala kendar!
We had ordered a Dayan head and got the size wrong, but Kala Kendar replaced the incorrect size we had ordered and did so quickly and with no issues - excellent service. Excellent product, arrived quickly and securely. Once the tabla was re-headed, the tone was clear and was put into C and C# with ease.
I got the item right on time. The quality was good, I put it on and tuned to C. Would shop here again :)