Extra accessories to improve your shamisen experience.
Bachi Strap ストラップ
Proudly represent your passion for shamisen with a Bachi strap! Also very useful if your shamisen shrinks in the Washer/Dryer and you want to continue playing it.
The yubikake is a tightly knit sleeve which is fitted over the index finger and thumb. When playing shamisen, the friction of your skin rubs against the neck, making it hard to play. The Yubikake adds a layer between your hand and the neck, reducing friction and making playing much easier.
Bachi Gomu 撥ゴム
The slick bachi handle can be hard to keep in position, especially if your hand is sweaty. Not good if you have an expensive bekkou bachi which can shatter if struck against the ground. Have peace of mind when you confidently weild your bachi with this rubber no-slip bachi grip!
Bachi Gomu (Nitta Recommended) 昌弘のお勧め撥ゴム
Sold as a pack of two. The regular Bachi Grip is thick, durable and looks great. The thickness does make it hard to put on, which is why Masahiro Nitta prefers to use this sleeve for a Bachi Gomu. It is cheap, very grippy and can be put on quickly.
Dou Gomu Shi-ru 胴ゴムシール
The Dou Gomu Shi-ru is an adhesive rubber pad which is affixed to the lower-right corner of the dou (where the dou rests on your knee). Without it, the shamisen can easily slip off of your leg while you’re playing.
This is an adhesive synthetic sheet which adds a layer of protection on the skin where the bachi strikes. In times of yore, the bachigawa was a thin sheet of cat skin. Now, it’s all synthetic.
The hardest part of shamisen playing is the lack of frets, or other indicators to where the positions are. The fujaku is an adhesive plastic strip which sticks to the side of the shamisen. When placed correctly, the numbers on the seal line up exactly where you need to press the string to sound the desired position. This seal takes away lots of frustration from your shamisen experience. It can be removed when your fingers attain muscle memory so you don’t need to look at the numbers. Watch how to attach a fujaku.
Polishing Cloth 棹ふき
Regularly wipe down your shamisen to keep it clean and shiny.
Shamisen Pickup ピックアップ
Annoying neighbors with an acoustic shamisen just isn’t as fun as it was before? With this new shamisen Piezo pickup, their earplugs will be no match for your electrified Jonkara!
Note: Price not yet confirmed.
Guitar Strap ギターストラップ
Be free of chairs and Seiza position with a guitar strap! Note, guitar straps are perfectly fine to use on shamisen, and allows you to stand, bounce, and do parkour while playing shamisen.
Guitar Strap ストラップの金具の費用
Professional installation for strap buttons, the metal fittings which allow you to attach a strap to your shamisen.
Shamisen Stand 三味線スタンド
Holds your shamisen. Black. Sleek. Pure epic.
Standing Box 桐立箱
A house for your shamisen. Keeps your shamisen upright with the dou safe in a palownia box. A drawer underneath can hold your shamisen accessories.