Very very nice!
One of my favorite hymns Jack. Nicely played AND ... that dulcimer is BEAUTIFUL!
Sounds nice played both ways!
Thanks for the comments.
Jack, that was just great!!!
Nice both ways.
You have a beautiful sound going on there Jack. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful playing. You make it looks so effortless. lol Beautiful dulcimer too. Sounds great.
I also want to thank Benjamin Esh for his arrangement, and youtube tutorial.
The beautiful walnut dulcimer I used in this demo is an example of my electric dulcimers. There are many different style electric dulcimers, some solid-body, some acoustic, some with active pickups, and some with passive pickups. All are exciting to play, and offer a wide range of sound options.
I use the same style and design on all my electric dulcimers. They are acoustic, with active pickups. Acoustic because I want my electrics to look and play like standard dulcimers. Active pickups because I want a clear sound, free of interference. Active also provides on-board controls allowing the player to change the settings without adjusting the external amplifier.
The most often asked question is, "can I play the dulcimer without electric, and how will it sound". The answer is Yes. And adding electric has no effect on the "stand-alone" sound of the instrument.