Forum Activity for @art-s

Art S
@art-s
10/13/21 07:40:08PM
9 posts

String Sources, gauges, types


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Can I use loop-end strings on ball-end pegs? "New to me" Folkcraft coming from Ebay, but it looks like it has pegs rather than screws.

Art 

Art S
@art-s
10/07/21 02:34:55PM
9 posts

Folkcraft kits


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Thanks Ken. I heard back from them. 27" vsl is correct. They include a 6½, but not a 13½. I asked about position dots. The kit fretboard does not have them and they can't add them, as the fretboard is "machine made". However, they offered to swap out the kit fretboard for their "design your own" fretboard for a reasonable fee and l will have the freedom to add the inlays and extra frets.

It probably won't make much difference, but I feel better about having the fretboard handmade rather than by a machine.

My "good builder" has a few fiddles under his belt, so we should have fun.

One more thing. What did you finish yours with? Again, I'm sure my friend has a varnish he likes for his fiddles, but that may not work on the dulcimer. 

Almost time to go log in to QuaranTune5. 

Thanks again.

Art

Art S
@art-s
10/03/21 10:47:06PM
9 posts

Folkcraft kits


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions


I am interested in reading opinions on the Folkcraft kit. I am waiting for a response from the company for details. Things like vsl, 6½ frets, depth etc.

Has anyone built one?

Art S
@art-s
03/21/21 04:51:09PM
9 posts

Recommendations on capos


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Final not Fina ( I hate autocorrect)

Art S
@art-s
03/21/21 04:50:08PM
9 posts

Recommendations on capos


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

This works fine. Fina. Version after two prototypes.


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Art S
@art-s
03/05/21 01:12:05PM
9 posts

Virtual Festivals--what's your experience, or your thoughts?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I will add one more benefit to @dusty-turtle 's list. On Zoom, those of us without the confidence or talent to go out in public (yet) can hide behind our mute button. I took Erin Mae's chord shapes workshop this morning and got horribly twisted up on occasion, but no one could hear me, so I just kept smiling.

Art S
@art-s
03/04/21 10:35:06PM
9 posts

Discussing virtual festival experiences


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

I will be "in" Albany this weekend. I have booked two Beginner workshops and the Saturday concert, and will be lurking at the jam sessions. Looking forward to it.

Art S
@art-s
01/04/21 08:47:49PM
9 posts

Recommendations on capos


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

That would work, Dusty. I am working on a version of Ken's plans as soon as the lockdown ends and I can get into the hardware store to buy a 4" bolt. I had already checked out the listing on Amazon and was not impressed with the customer comments. 

I'll post a photo of my creation once I get it made.

Thanks everyone!

Art S
@art-s
01/02/21 11:32:00PM
9 posts

Recommendations on capos


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Any suggestions on the best place to get a capo? I'm in Canada, so shipping costs will be a factor.