Prices

PRICE LIST AS AT 22/05/2020
Please contact us to confirm current stock. These prices valid for current stock only. Some prices may be based on previous shipments now out of stock. They are a close guide to future imports but prices vary slightly with each shipment depending on factors including current exchange rate, inflation in India and shipping costs. 

In recent years, our usual supplier has been sending orders quite slowly, so we have just started ordering from a second supplier, Imran, who is quicker but also more expensive. Quality is very high and consistently excellent. Prices of Imran supplies are indicated separately as applicable.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The lockdown in India has prevented any parcels being sent, so we now have limited stock with no sign of restocking until the situation changes in India.

We are based in Tarragindi, Brisbane, so purchases further afield should add postage from Brisbane. Eg one set of tabla generally packs into a box 80cm x 40cm x 40cm, weighing approx 12kg, though Australia Post will charge according to cubic weight (dimensions in cm). Please allow for our packing fee on top of postage, for us to carefully pack your tabla.

Example postage and packing fees for full set of tabla:
: Sydney $70
: Melbourne $80
: Adelaide $100
: Perth $120
: Hobart $125

TABLA/BAYAN – PROFESSIONAL QUALITY
Dahina 5” – 5.5″ : $230-240
Dahina 5.75″ : $260.00 (out of stock)
Dahina  6” : $270.00 (out of stock)
Dahina 6.5” : $280.00 (out of stock)
Dahina (Imran, 5.25″-6″): $270-280 (out of stock)
(Dahina is the small wooden drum in a tabla set. All dahinas made from sheesham wood unless custom-ordered.)

Brass bayan, 2kg : $200 (out of stock)
Brass bayan, 3kg : $225

Copper bayan 2kg (natural finish) : $205 (out of stock)
Copper bayan 2.5kg (natural finish): $225 (out of stock)
Copper bayan 3kg (chromed) : $260 (out of stock)
Copper bayan 3.5kg (chromed) : $285 (out of stock)

Kids’ tabla – small copper bayan and sheesham dahina, with rings, covers, hammer and bag, suitable for kids 4 to 7 years old. (Smaller sets can be ordered on request.) : $380.00

SPARE PARTS
Tabla/Bayan puri (spare skins) : regular size $50.00 (professional installation available @ $50 per drum)
 : Imran puris: $70.00
Large dahina puris : 15.3cm+ (6″+) $65.00
Nylon Wadi 10m : $10.00
Leather Wadi (premium) 10m : $25.00
Leather Wadi (bayan grade – some thinner points) 10m: $15.00
Kundal, leather : $10.00
Bayan goli (gittak), coloured wood, set of 8 : $5.00
Bayan goli (gittak), natural deluxe wood, set of 8 : $10.00
Tabla goli (gittak), set of 8 : $15.00
Bayan rope : $10.00
Bayan rings, set of 16 : $5.00

TABLA ACCESSORIES
Rings, pair : $25.00
Hard covers, pair : $15.00 (old design, last stock)
Hard covers, pair (new design): $20.00
Hammer, light: $15.00
Hammer, medium: $25.00
Hammer, heavy: $35.00
Regular bag : $25.00
Deluxe bag (double strap) : $50.00
Single bags, pair : $50.00
Backpack style : $100.00
3-drum fibreglass case – enquire about custom order.

(NOT REGISTERED FOR GST)

NB “Tabla” can mean both the small wooden drum (“dahina”) or the pair of drums (tabla/bayan). 

Discounts and Seconds

Looking to save money? Happy to help. We have a range of discounts, seconds and refurbished tabla available to make your purchase more affordable.

Discounts

  • 10% discount for a full set of tabla (dahina, bayan, rings, covers, hammer, bag)
  • 15% discount for temples
  • 15% discount for purchases over $1000
  • 20% discount for students of Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School

Discounts may not be combined – choose the best rate that applies.

LESS THAN PERFECT

Old Stock

In the course of developing our tabla manufacture to clear Australian Quarantine, we have gone through several different processes before reaching success with our current fully traditional yet very clean all-rawhide drums. We are now offering the remaining old stock at reduced prices:

  • Nylon wadi (new) – never breaks! : $1.50/m -> $1/m (33% off )
  • Nylon wadi (secondhand) – never breaks! : FREE

Refurbished Tabla

From time to time people bring in old tabla which we refurbish with new puris and wadi resulting in quality close to that of a completely new tabla. Subject to availability.

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