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Building and playing dulcimers

Members: 70
Latest Activity: Jan 19

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A friendly place to show off your dulcimer creations and discuss building and playing tips.

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I need a favor please.

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 2, 2015. 2 Replies

I get confused real easy when it comes to fact and figures . I am making two stick type dulcimers.I am nearing the time when I need to fret the things. So I get on the computer ,go to this site and…Continue

Resonator Dulcimer

Started by Lex Luthier Jul 30, 2015. 0 Replies

Sorry for the fuzzy images!This was my first resonator cone stick dulcimer. The neck is poplar with a paduck fretboard. The pickup is a piezo rod underneath the bridge and the Vol / Tone pots are…Continue

Tags: stick, dulcimer, resonator

Scale Length verses Tuning Characteristics of Stick Dulcimers

Started by Rand Moore May 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi All,I am trying to get a "handle" on the scale length of a stick dulcimer verses the range of different 1-5-8 tunings that an instrument can handle without popping (breaking) a string, or having…Continue

Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped?

Started by LJ. Last reply by Brian Lemin Mar 27, 2014. 17 Replies

I want to build a dulci. But have been using wfret for my layout. It has a nice printable template. Anyways can I use the same template and just skip certain frets? If so what frets are skipped? And…Continue

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Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on February 27, 2011 at 8:51am
My first attempt at a dulcimer-style cbg...f holes took forever w/ Exacto knife, but project sound real good...its electric w/ single piezo...a bit scratchy, so I'll add a second one to mellow out the cat-thru-a-keyhole shred it makes now.
Comment by Mike Babcock on January 19, 2011 at 8:42pm
I liked your mountain dulcimer noters you posted, especially the middle one.  Your creations are quite unique.
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on January 12, 2011 at 12:24am
mountain dulcimer noters
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on October 12, 2010 at 12:10pm
Hey everyone, I've just posted a great Cigar Box Mountain Dulcimer (CBMD) how-to article by Diane over at www.cbgitty.com. Click here to be taken directly to the article. Diane does a great job of covering the key things you'll need to know about how to translate your CBG-building experience into CBMD-building experience!
Comment by Diane in Chicago on October 8, 2010 at 11:50pm
Randy, I am dying to play that thing!
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on October 8, 2010 at 6:22pm
My Bowed Dulci-Cello

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on June 22, 2010 at 8:25pm
Bri- I`m sure what ever you come up with as long as it`s got the dulcimer fretting will be an awesome addition to this group. My favorite build is my long neck corian fretboard build, I play it everyday and now that I put one of my bone piezo bridges on it. It`s an awesome dulci with a sound all it`s own.

Comment by bairfoot cajun on June 22, 2010 at 4:56pm
i think i,m a gonna try some kind of crossbreed dulcimer build,hope that it qualifies fer me to be here. i got all the stuff i just got to do da werk.
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on June 21, 2010 at 11:41am

Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 10, 2010 at 7:56pm
If I decide I like playing enough to jam, I'll have to build one with a LoweCone!
 

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