DT: I removed the cup just like the instructions given. The only slight problem was moving the innards enough to get to the screw. I'm still working on finding a good way to mount it on my MD's.
Skip, I did finally get the suction cup off. What confused me was simply the instructions to open up the mic and unscrew it, but inside there is no screw head. I thought it was screwed directly into the mic box, but eventually realized there was a small hex nut there. Once I loosened the hex nut, the suction cup unscrewed with no problem.
I used one of those command strips and it seems to be working pretty well. I think it is in between the thin double-sided tape and the foam. I'll certainly experiment with other methods of adhering the mic to the dulcimer. Maybe we can continue this thread and report our different results.
I have another suggestion that others might follow, especially if you are afraid of putting tape or puddy directly onto your dulcimer. The top of my Ewing baritone dulcimette is very pretty red cedar, but my over-aggressive strumming sometimes hits the top, so to protect the wood I put on a small piece of plastic. It is cut from repositionable, transparent window decal sheets, which you can find in the specialty paper section of any office supply store. There is no adhesive actually involved, but it works as a simple pick-guard. Right now I have the Myers pickup attached to that rather than directly to wood. I haven't really experimented enough to know if it affects the tone, but it is very thin, so any effect would be minimal, I think.
It would also be nice to do a side-by-side comparison of the Schatten Dualie and the Myers pickups. I like the fact that the Myers has a volume control knob, but the real issue is the sound. Someday I'll buy a Dualie and do the comparison. But if someone beats me to it . . .
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie
updated by @dusty-turtle: 01/22/16 12:07:10AM