Earlier today I was trying out two tabla drum sets in a music shop and I noticed that both sets they had were producing a buzzing sound while being played. I am no tabla player but I have been playing different instruments (guitar and various other percussion instruments) for ~15 years, enough to know that I don't like playing on "faulty" instruments.
The guy at the music store insisted that the buzzing on one of the sets was not normal (as it was more present), but that the other tabla drum was perfect (the buzz on that one was a bit more subtle but I could still hear it very clearly). I disagreed with him, and he told me that I was overly picky and unreasonable about that. The price of both sets was ~300 euro.
He also said that the first one needed to be tuned/tightened (which I agreed with) and that the string beneath the "Keenar" part (image below) was loose and after the drum gets tightened the sound would go away. So he fiddled with the drum a bit and only made it worse and the buzzing was even more present.
So I googled it up a bit and all the articles/videos that I found stated that there should be no buzzing at all.
Is tabla drum supposed to produce any buzzing at all, is it normal or not? Was I really being unreasonable about this?