I've refurbished a tanpura which was given to me as a gift from an antique market. The body was in functional condition, but it needed two more tuning pegs and new strings. I've since been researching how tanpuras are played in Indian classical music, and just today produced my first sustained drone.
I would recommend these parts to anybody interested in this style of music - I intend to record this tanpura for an upcoming music project.
Interestingly, the practice of tuning a tanpura is shown to enhance pitch discernment in ear training.
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