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Dulcimer Village

Building and playing dulcimers

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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 Brian "Pork Pie" Anderson on December 22, 2009 at 5:44am
Working on my first dulci and I have a bridge question, do I measure from the nut to the seventh fret to get my bridge placement? - thanks
Comment by Ted Crocker on December 13, 2009 at 1:57pm
Comment by Roger Morin on December 12, 2009 at 7:15pm
I bought one of Jay's big sticks and learning to play it. At least with this I can play something that people understand lol.
 

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