Tsugaru Bachi | plastic

style: tsugaru

hardness: stiff

  • weight: 137g
  • blade: 9,3 cm
  • length: 19 cm
  • bottom width (bottom end): 20 mm
  • bottom height (bottom end): 19 mm


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Used and simple plastic bachi for Tsugaru playing style. Compared to bekkou bachi, the blade is stiff and hard. It’s an OK bachi if you just want to play around a little as the blade is pretty thick and stiff. It shows severe signs of use, but it’s still totally fine for playing 🙂 So if you’re on a tight budget or need something to experiment with, this might be the right pick for you.

If you’re just starting out with playing the shamisen: It’s pretty common that the bachi feels a bit weird at the beginning. But it should not cause any pain – neither in wrist nor in any of the fingers of your bachi hand. Please make sure not to grip the bachi handle when playing but to have the bachi wedged in your hand in a relaxed way (I know, it’s hard! But that really is the key to a healthy swing, painless play and a great tone).

If the handle feels too wide and/or long, you can saw it off and sand it down. Never accept pain 🙂 If you have questions, feel free to reach out.