10 Year Review

“I purchased a transtabla from David back in 2013. Initially, I was skeptical because of the high cost but the tonal quality was so good I decided to try it. This Tabla was definitely well worth the premium. The tonal quality of my particular Transtabla was unmatched, much better than most of my other Tablas, and more importantly remained that way for the nearly 10 years the original head lasted despite the multiple tunings. I would transport this Tabla to perform in many concerts, and the pitch would always be reliable when pulling it out of the bag. The quality of the workmanship was amazing too. The Transtabla was also extremely versatile, and I’ve played it in shruthis between B to D. Being a PhD student with minimal space, money and time to maintain my Tablas, the Transtabla solved all these issues by being reliable, low maintenance and providing a high quality sound. I would highly recommend this product.”

– Hari Sivakumar

Extraordinary and revolutionary tablas!

“David Yovino’s extraordinary TransTabla is truly revolutionary. Once you have one, you’ll want all of your drums to work and sound this beautifully! The TransTabla mechanism makes it easy to instantaneously fluctuate a step up or down to desired pitch. You can then you use your hammer to fine tune to perfection. It requires just a few minutes to take in slack, and wear on your hands and the drum is reduced to a minimum. Detune easily to protect your drum for travel. David’s service is top notch. He’s responsive and dedicated to excellence. TransTabla simultaneously upholds tradition while embracing the future. This is the instrument we’ve been waiting for.”

– Joshua Levin

Tightening of a dahina

“I tightened up a much neglected dahina yesterday, and the tool made HUGE difference! I didn’t turn my hands into pulverized hamburger for a change.”

– Kingsley Gordon

Easy to change the tonality

“I successfully played a song in C, went to D# next and then back down to D. That was awesome!”

– Anu Chechi

Fast tuning

“With just a small crank of the TransTabla I had my tabla back up to pitch in record time.”

– Shawn Mativetsky

Two Tablas

The Future of Tabla Design: Transtabla – Part 2

By Robin Sukhadia | www.Tablapusher.com We learned in last week’s article on the Future of Tabla Design that Tabla, like all musical instruments, has undergone changes in its design that parallel advances in technology as well as the changing tastes…

The Future of Tabla Design: Transtabla - Part 1

The Future of Tabla Design: Transtabla – Part 1

Originally posted on www.nadabrahma.co.uk The Future of Tabla Design: TransTabla | By Robin Sukhadia www.tablapusher.com What is tabla’s best friend? “The Hammer,” according to David Yovino, who launched a Kickstarter Campaign http://kck.st/WiuStF to advance the design of tabla. “Without the…

The Body Mechanics of Playing Tabla

By David J. Yovino – Student of Swapan Chaudhuri at the AACM, San Rafael, CA As it holds true with all activities and especially the arts, body position and the interaction therein plays a vital role in performance, consistency, and…