Bill Robison

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Location: Brazil, IN
Country: US

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Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @jon-w-harris:
"I agree with you 100% Jon.  Too many times the players pay more attention to the chords than to the melody. If they don't have the music in front of them,..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Locating Bridge and nut":
"Thanks to all who responded. I finally got things right. I was missing the .15" allowance for compensation. When I took that into consideration and ran it on..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Locating Bridge and nut":
"There are 18 Dulcimer frets, no real marks showing the locations. I sketched it out in CAD and it appears to be 25 3/8 " VSL . When set up I tuned it to C,..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Locating Bridge and nut":
"Situation, old hand made courting dulcimer with no bridge, bridge reference or nuts.  What is the most accurate way to determine  VSL?  Thanks, Bill R"
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on New Professional Model Overview:
"I have played Collier's new  Pro model instrument. I has a strong voice throughout the range from bass to treble  on the entire fretboard. Even when played..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on New Professional Model Overview:
"Well done young man!!!!!    This builder is still in college!  He is an excellent player and builder! Keep on playing and building Collier Bill R"

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String gauge for finger picking


What  string gauges do you normally start with for an instrument that...
@Bill Robison 4 months ago - Comments: 6
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fret installation on older just intonation dulcimer


Hello builders.    I am getting ready to build a copy of the old noter...
@Bill Robison 7 months ago - Comments: 5
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Soundhole reinforcement


What material do you use to reinforce the intricate soundhole designs?...
@Bill Robison 11 months ago - Comments: 2
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An unusual wood


This is made of Tiger catalpa wood,  Its unusual to find it with such...
@Bill Robison last year - Comments: 4
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Sound hole areas


Does anyone have reference to studies reguarding soundhole size and...
@Bill Robison 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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"Roasted" soft curly maple for dulcimers?


has anyone tried the "roasted "curly soft maple for a dulcimer?  Also, I...
@Bill Robison 3 years ago - Comments: 5
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half frets under a single string


I have been asked to put a 1 1/2 fret under the middle string, rather...
@Bill Robison 5 years ago - Comments: 10
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optimum wood thickness


what do you as builders prefer the wood thickness to be on your...
@Bill Robison 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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Relative bridge location to Tailpiece block


I have about 80 dulcimers that I have built, and recently run into a...
@Bill Robison 4 years ago - Comments: 9
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Sound posts?


has anyone tried sound posts on a dulcimer? since a lot of the bridges...
@Bill Robison 7 years ago - Comments: 7
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Dorsey Williams Dulcimer


Hope someone can enlighten me on this dulcimer. It has a tag inside...
@Bill Robison 7 years ago - Comments: 5
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WARREN MAY DULCIMER


Is anyone familiar with Warren May dulcimers? This is about 20 yrs old...
@Bill Robison 8 years ago - Comments: 5
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finish on poplar


I am getting ready to assemble an instrument, all yellow poplar ecept...
@Bill Robison 8 years ago - Comments: 11
Bill Robison

Playing at nursing homes


Hi, I am a fairly new dulcimer fan , about 3 years now, I play at 4...
@Bill Robison 8 years ago - Comments: 1
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carved scrolls


has anyone tried carving the scrolls in relief, similar to a violin...
@Bill Robison 8 years ago - Comments: 5

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Locating Bridge and nut

Posted: Tuesday January 18 2022, 7:52 PM
By: @Jon W Harris

Bass dulcimer strings

Posted: Saturday May 22 2021, 3:04 PM
By: @Strumelia

delicate sound hole reinforcement

Posted: Friday March 5 2021, 5:02 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Bridge feet contact area

Posted: Tuesday February 9 2021, 9:58 PM
By: @robert schuler

Hollow or solid fret boards

Posted: Sunday January 10 2021, 12:28 PM
By: @Dan

"Floating" Fretboards

Posted: Tuesday January 5 2021, 6:05 PM
By: @robert schuler

Curved back dulcimers

Posted: Friday November 27 2020, 5:20 AM
By: @Dan

Group sync

Posted: Sunday December 16 2018, 1:56 PM
By: @Strumelia

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Collier Frederick
08/03/18 10:41:34PM @collier-frederick:

Hello Bill, I noticed that that you live near Brazil. Maybe we could meet up and play sometime, as I am also from the Brazil area.


Jason Woods
02/23/18 09:06:46AM @jason-woods:

I am new to wood working & instruments in general. I just built a ban jammer but when I go to play different chords they all sound the same. If you could suggest anything I need to do I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time,Jason.


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Bill Robison
05/21/16 08:13:19AM @bill-robison:

My latest Banjo dulcimer , made from Indiana yellow poplar


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Sharon Day
03/21/16 06:19:05PM @sharon-day:
> Sorry to say, i put the festival in the hands of new organizers. Due to complications, the festival has been cancelled.

Julia Poor
09/03/14 04:04:32PM @julia-poor:

Bill,

Thanks. Smile.gif

We were having our dulcimer group last night, and a man came in from another meeting that was being held in the building to ask about dulcimers. His wife is interested in playing, and he asked if there was anyone in Rockville. I'll try to get in touch with him. You''d be about 20 minutes or so from Rockville, wouldn't you?

I did point him in Bill Berg's direction for a beginner dulcimer.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Julia


John Keane
03/31/14 08:06:12PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!


Jim Fawcett
03/31/14 08:02:00PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bill, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
03/31/14 07:50:04PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Bill. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Karen Keane
03/31/14 06:34:25PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Rob N Lackey
03/31/14 06:30:39PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Bill, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/31/14 05:19:30PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Bill, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

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