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Sitar Strings

Sitar strings. To see our sitars, view our main sitars page.

Banjira Sitar Chikari and Symp String Set ( BJSSTCT ) Banjira Sitar Chikari and Symp String Set
The Banjira Sitar Chikari and Sympathetic String Set contains 15 steel strings with looped ends. The chikari are typically drone strings while the sympathetic strings vibrate on their own creating the overtones that give the sitar its distinctive sound. The tuning of the chikari and the sympathetic strings may vary with the school or style of music being played. Chikari 1-2: .009, .234, Steel. Sympathetic 1-13: .009, .234, Steel. Made in India.
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$12.90
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Banjira Pro 7-String Sitar String Set - Heavy ( BJSSTRPH7 ) Banjira Pro 7-String Sitar String Set - Heavy
The Banjira Professional Heavy 7-String Sitar String Set consists of looped end strings. Made in India.
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$30.00
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Banjira Pro 6-String Sitar String Set ( BJSSTRP6 ) Banjira Pro 6-String Sitar String Set
This Banjira professional 6-string sitar string set consists of looped end strings. Made in India.
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$26.00
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Banjira Pro 7-String Sitar String Set - Heavy ( BJSSTRPH7 ) Banjira Pro 7-String Sitar String Set - Heavy
This Banjira professional heavy 7-string sitar string set consists of looped end strings. Made in India.
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$31.00
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Banjira 7-String Sitar String Set - Light ( BJSSTRS7 ) Banjira 7-String Sitar String Set - Light
The Banjira 7-String Sitar String Set consists of looped end strings made in India.
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$21.90
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Roosebeck Harp 38-String Set A - C ( RBSHS38A ) Roosebeck Harp 38-String Set A - C
38 DuPont Tynex™ hard nylon monofilament strings of different gauges. Strings are color coded in red, blue and clear to make it easier to play. Made in USA.
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$77.00
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Pyramid Sitar String Set 7-String ( STSY ) Pyramid Sitar String Set 7-String
Professional sitar string set. For 7 main string style. Made in Germany by Pyramid Strings. Main strings: Silver-plated Steel and Bronze wires. Chicari strings Silver-plated Steel. Sympathetic stirngs Silver-plated Steel.
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$62.00
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Batish Sitar String Set Pro Low Sa ( STSTBL ) Batish Sitar String Set Pro Low Sa
This contains 7 individually packed main and 13 sympathetic strings in a roll. The 2nd and 4th strings are the same gauge. These strings are very high grade and are packed with instructions for installation. Made in United States.
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$54.00
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Batish Sitar String Set Pro Standard ( STSTBS ) Batish Sitar String Set Pro Standard
This contains 7 individually packed main and 13 sympathetic strings in a roll. The 2nd and 4th strings are the same gauge. These strings are very high grade and are packed with instructions for installation. Made in United States. (Out of Stock)
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$54.00
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NOTE: These gauges differ with various traditions, as does the desired action height. The 7-string style sitar has thicker gages. The 6-String style sitars have 6 main strings of thinner gages. While most double toomba sitars are strung in the 7-string style and single toomba sitars in the 6-String style, you can change the style of your sitar by re-stringing it with the appropriate number and gage of strings. There are a number of string makers producing a variety of string sets that differ in the quality of the wire, the gauge or thickness of the wire, and the type of metal. If you are trying to decide which to use here are some guidelines.

English and German makers tend to use high quality, high carbon steel; they are therefore more expensive than Indian sets. The trade off is that high carbon steel is also more prone to rust in a humid climates. If the wire quality is the same, than thinner gauge wires are easier to bend when playing, than heavier gauges. The trade off is that you lose the lower bass notes with the thinner gage wire. When it comes to the type of metal, brass vs bronze, it is a matter of taste. Bronze has a warmer sound than brass. The trade off is that bronze is more "stretchy" than brass, so it goes out of tune easier.

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