marg

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Location: Spring, TX
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Beth T Don Grundy Mary MacGowan IRENE dulcinina Kandee Sheryl St. Clare Charles Thomas Monica Lexie R Oakley Cynthia Wigington Colleen Hailey Ken Backer Karel Votanek Stewart McCormick Gordon Hardy Jan Potts Paula Brawdy Strumelia

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Latest Activity

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marg
@marg • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Beth: Send in the Music (..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"I talked about how we should handle our dulcimers in class (that you mention Dwain) & your workshop. We are just  north of Houston and it seems one of..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"(a workshop for builders and repairers on how to fix ) this would be so helpful, wish I was closer. What a good idea, I have often thought of using an older..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"Good information Dwain, I think I will share this with my class tomorrow.   "
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"Thank you again,   All good & I took everyones advice and supported the sound hole, not just the one with the crack but I glued some wood under the..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"I went ahead and reinforce all of the sound holes since each one has the grain running the same way and no support under neigh them.   Interesting, always..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"Everything coming along well, I peeked & it looks good but keeping it clamped till tomorrow.    It made such a loud crack noise when it happened, maybe I..."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"Thanks Ken will give this a try. I have tape on the inside now but was wondering if thin wood & glue would be better (hadn't thought of a business card)...."
marg
@marg • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole":
"  I know this must have been asked several times but if I wanted to try and take care of a crack in (maybe spruce top)  soundboard - this is my Bob Lazenby..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Vintage dulcimer information sought ":
"very nice"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"(Fas-n-Tite Brass (plated) Linoleum Nails - Those and a toothpick in the old hole might be a good choice.) Thanks"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Wally:  right - other 2 are brass pins. Just deciding if I would go with the same type or replace all 3 with something else - yes, choices. thanks"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Thanks Robert - Thanks Ken - (Glue the dowel in to the hole using wood glue. )"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Thanks Ken, I think  the  geared violin tuners like Wittners - may be something to try. I don't want to widen the holes so, I may just keep the Sam Carroll..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Southwind on 8-string Scheitholt:
" I like the  bass drones -  Very nice"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 42
Posted a new Comment on @susie:
"Hi, I saw the post from 8 years ago, I was wondering if you still had your Lazenby dulcimer? "
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Birdseye Maple":
""Greenbriar", I think was the name of the dulcimer shop. Yes, the one you saw posted looks to be the same. This one,  was a custom one made back in '89 for..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Birdseye Maple":
"Thanks Ron for you reply and the images of the 2 different woods.   Someone I play dulcimer with thought it was Birdseye, I was just going on that. It's a..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Birdseye Maple":
"John, It is a lovely looking instrument with the Birdseye maple,  nicely done Ken, Thanks for the information.  Ambrosia maple vs Birdseye maple - both..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Birdseye Maple":
" What thoughts were you looking for: (quality of it as a wood for a dulcimer or prone to cracking problems?) I know nothing about the wood, was looking for..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Birdseye Maple":
"thanks for your thoughts: Yes, it does have a brighter sound - it has very good responsive. Thoughts on the quality of it as a wood for a dulcimer. Maybe..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Birdseye Maple":
"Thoughts on a  Birdseye Maple dulcimer - back & sides?"
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @deweylandrum:
"Hi, Reading an older post of yours, did you ever contact Bob Lazenby about your Dulcimer? I just picked up one of his and was thinking of adding the 6+ fret..."
marg
@marg • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bob-lazenby:
"Hi, Are you still on FOTMD? I just was able to pick up one of your beautiful dulcimers and wanted to let you know - how easy it is to play - hammer on's..."

Latest Group Discussions

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marg

Recording programed GT-1 sounds with a Mic?


Below is a reply I wrote to Dusty, I was looking for info. on best way...
@marg 6 years ago - Comments: 0
marg

GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor


I have started using the GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor with one of my...
@marg 7 years ago - Comments: 0
marg

What's best for turning pages from iPad?


i have my music on an iPad and was wondering if there was an app that...
@marg 8 years ago - Comments: 11
marg

Elevator bridge


Has anyone thought of making a bridge that could be raised or lowered so...
@marg 7 years ago - Comments: 4
marg

Jean Ritchie Original 1967 # 170 Appalachian Dulcimer Excellent Cond


Just saw this on ebay if anyone is interested: (Dead URL)...
@marg 9 years ago - Comments: 2
marg

Driving by, Passing through


 As we are traveling, give a shot when you are passing by. Let us know...
@marg 9 years ago - Comments: 7
marg

action height


I have been having problems with a new dulcimer (dulciborn) since it...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 7
marg

Transducer Pickup under saddle


Have you ever had a Transducer Pickup - under the saddle not work when...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 18
marg

Strum Strum Strum


I am having a very hard timestrumming, would anyone like to post...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 25
marg

picks


If you use your fingers or thumb to strum the tone is mellow but if you...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 13
marg

Does painting a dulcimer alter the sound or tone?


I am going through the many photos of FOTMD members, there are so...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 13
marg

Playing DAA in DAD


I am tuned to DAD and need to play some DAA songs in a class I am...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 18
marg

Dulcimer Books


I received such a sweet gift today, several dulcimer books. I have now...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 23
marg

How to find: .....


Members from a certain area, how would we find out who they are?I was...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 3
marg

Strap Button or Not


I have seen discussions on lap cloths and straps.My dulcimer; aJohn...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 10
marg

First Festival


Ok, now that I have my dulcimer and beginning to learn it, next up is to...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 49
marg

capo's


I have a wide fret and the capo I have does not fit it. If it was wooden...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 15
marg

6&1/2 buzzes


I have an older dulcimer I just picked up. It's very nice except the...
@marg 10 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Gentle Woman -  A Prayer

Gentle Woman - A Prayer


@marg
2 years ago - Comments: 7
'We Gather Together'

'We Gather Together'


@marg
4 years ago - Comments: 2
Precious Memories, overlay

Precious Memories, overlay


@marg
4 years ago - Comments: 3
The Gift of Love  -

The Gift of Love -


@marg
4 years ago - Comments: 3
 Rocking Out

Rocking Out


@marg
6 years ago - Comments: 3
'Farther Along'

'Farther Along'


@marg
6 years ago - Comments: 5
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


@marg
7 years ago - Comments: 7
Village at the Park's Evening

Village at the Park's Evening


@marg
7 years ago - Comments: 6
When the Saints Go Marching In

When the Saints Go Marching In


@marg
8 years ago - Comments: 3
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


@marg
8 years ago - Comments: 7
The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love


@marg
8 years ago - Comments: 3
'Amazing Grace'

'Amazing Grace'


@marg
9 years ago - Comments: 3

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Crack in the soundboard, by the sound hole

Posted: Thursday March 21 2024, 12:58 AM
By: @Dwain Wilder

Birdseye Maple

Posted: Tuesday February 27 2024, 8:45 AM
By: @marg

what to clean a dulcimer with

Posted: Thursday November 3 2022, 4:01 PM
By: @Skip

Cripple Creek Dulcimer

Posted: Saturday August 13 2022, 10:49 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Removable Magnetic Pickup for Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday August 2 2022, 2:18 PM
By: @jost

'Peace in the Family'  dulcimer tab

Posted: Monday March 7 2022, 5:48 PM
By: @marg

Dale Ward, dulcimer builder - Pigeon...

Posted: Sunday January 23 2022, 12:37 PM
By: @marg

Who's dulcimer kit?

Posted: Thursday October 7 2021, 10:50 PM
By: @marg

Tabs for an A'Ad tuning?

Posted: Monday July 26 2021, 4:51 PM
By: @Strumelia

Ukulele Pegs for a dulcimer

Posted: Friday July 16 2021, 5:07 PM
By: @marg

Any info. on Jimbows

Posted: Wednesday June 16 2021, 7:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

How many tunings

Posted: Wednesday April 7 2021, 9:41 PM
By: @marg

Fret Markers

Posted: Monday January 4 2021, 10:58 AM
By: @Nathina

Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings

Posted: Saturday December 5 2020, 9:41 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

GigBook & a pedal

Posted: Sunday November 15 2020, 4:58 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

GigBook & a pedal

Posted: Tuesday October 20 2020, 12:35 PM
By: @marg

I Voted

Posted: Thursday October 15 2020, 4:16 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

EBow on the dulcimer?

Posted: Tuesday June 9 2020, 9:09 PM
By: @marg

Take a guess on who made this dulcimer

Posted: Sunday February 23 2020, 10:42 AM
By: @marg

Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer,...

Posted: Monday February 3 2020, 7:06 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

e-bow

Posted: Saturday January 25 2020, 2:53 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

A-d-a

Posted: Tuesday January 7 2020, 10:29 AM
By: @marg

Mark Tindle dulcimer AC-53

Posted: Thursday November 15 2018, 9:50 PM
By: @marg

Folkcraft Cek-160 '85

Posted: Monday June 18 2018, 10:46 PM
By: @marg

etiquette with dulcimers

Posted: Thursday November 2 2017, 11:07 PM
By: @marg

Removing a fret

Posted: Tuesday October 31 2017, 5:47 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

long legs

Posted: Monday October 23 2017, 7:18 AM
By: @HEWalker

Cardboard Dulcimer

Posted: Monday August 21 2017, 6:56 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Hitting the strings

Posted: Saturday August 12 2017, 10:48 PM
By: @marg

bridge compensation

Posted: Wednesday August 2 2017, 12:28 AM
By: @John Gribble

Comments

Susie
02/27/24 11:23:14AM @susie:

Hi. No, I no longer have the Lazenby dulcimer. I sold it to get another dulcimer. 


Beth T
10/07/22 05:15:43AM @beth-t:

Thanks for the info @marg! I'll check it out. :-)


Robin Thompson
04/18/22 08:06:57AM @robin-thompson:

Thank you for the kind comment, @marg.  Hugs back from me!  


Robin Thompson
12/14/20 12:44:24PM @robin-thompson:

Hi, Marg-- please check your private messages?  


Strumelia
09/05/19 09:27:29PM @strumelia:

Marge, in reply to your comment to me... that 2014 link to that member's dropbox item is long defunct.  I suggest you send that member a private message if you want to ask him for the item, perhaps he'll respond to you.


AAbboud
08/14/19 12:43:42AM @aabboud:

I appreciate the invitation. You are very kind. We do have a lot going on this coming weekend, but I enjoyed the little video on the website. It looks to be a lot of fun and I’m sure I would learn.

warm regards,

Anastasia


AAbboud
08/14/19 12:36:36AM @aabboud:

Marge,

THANK YOU! I just watched Dusty’s video.  I learned a great deal, including how to hold a pick. I hope I can join in on one of your classes this fall. I’m struggling on my own and it would be nice to see others learning and playing.

Thank you again.

All the best,

Anastasia

 


JulieAnn
08/10/19 11:26:22AM @julieann:

Thank you Marg for the welcome.... I'm learning something new every day.... We have found a local Dulcimer group and have joined.. We love it.... We also found at one of the local senior centers they meet every Monday to play the dulcimer so we are planning on visiting them... Happy Strumming....dulcimer


AAbboud
07/26/19 06:42:16PM @aabboud:

Marg, thank you. I'm not sure when I'll be able to get up there, but I would absolutely appreciate seeing/hearing someone play a dulcimer in person. It's wonderful that you teach others. I'll certainly touch base next time I'm headed your way.

I really love your neck of the woods. It's so beautiful with all of the pine trees and so different from our area.

Thank you again for your kindness.

All the best,

Anastasia 


AAbboud
07/23/19 08:57:09PM @aabboud:

Hi, Marg,

Thanks so much for the welcome, contact info, newsletter, and links. I personally don't know anyone who plays the dulcimer, so you can imagine how glad I am for your shared information. 

Have you played the dulcimer a long time?

Warm regards,

Anastasia

 


Sharon Porter
04/29/19 12:16:32AM @sharon-porter:

No videos. She is in the shop right now. The nut has worn down and the melody strings are buzzing. I am reducing it to one melody string while they rebuild the nut. 


Strumelia
06/19/18 10:06:54AM @strumelia:

How do I delete Folkcraft Cek-160 '85, it wont let me edit. When I try it says I don't have the proper privileges to perform. I created it, why & isn't needed now.

Hi Marg, discussions can only be deleted by Admins once other members have posted in them.  If no one else posts in it, the person who created it can still delete it.  This is to prevent an in depth discussion from being deleted if it has all kinds of helpful info and posts in it that has been contributed by members other than the original poster.  This is a common forum setting, and is the same as Everythingdulcimer forums used.
I've deleted your thread that you wanted removed.  Thanks!


Larry Conger
02/04/18 09:06:12AM @larry-conger:

No.  Sorry.  I don't know of any dulcimer groups in that area of Mississippi.  As a matter of fact, the Mississippi folks are pretty much non-existent at our September On The Mississippi Dulcimer Retreat.  In the years we've been hosting it, we have had one lady from Starkville and a guy from McComb.  That's it.  The rest come from all over the U.S.


Sierron
01/24/18 12:21:11AM @sierron:

Thanks Marg. It's one of the few songs I know by memory. That really adds to the enjoyment. I'm trying to learn more, but my forgetter keeps getting in the way.


marg
12/28/17 02:22:59PM @marg:

( Raymond Lane. believe he taught at Berea College)

Maybe Warren May or someone on here could help with info on Raymond Lane and your dulcimer. A lot of our members know a good bit about the different dulcimers & their builders. Anyway, Happy New Year & Happy Strumming


mathom
12/28/17 01:16:11PM @mathom:

@Marg thank you for the warm welcome. My first dulcimer was made by Raymond Lane. I have been able to find out a little about him. I believe he taught at Berea College and made Dulcimers as a “hobby.” Mine is dated 1972. 


Richard Streib
12/28/17 08:33:59AM @richard-streib:

Marg,

Thank you for your kind remarks. I am happy to welcome our new members. I certainly appreciated it when I joined years ago.

Have a happy new year.


Selah
11/05/17 10:21:20AM @selah:

Thank you for letting me know about other Austinites, Marg! I will definitely look her up! My new-to-me dulcimer arrives tomorrow... can't wait to meet her! ;) Thank you again for your kind welcome! ~ Selah


Banjostray
10/07/17 06:12:15AM @banjostray:

Greetings from Southend-on-sea in the Uk

Having only just discovered messages from FOTMD in my spam, this is the first time I have logged in so apologies for not replying sooner to your welcome message which is appreciated.  

I'm waiting for my instrument (a Sweetwoods Student) to arrive so, right now, my MD activities are restricted to watching You Tube videos and reading up.

Looking forward to getting involved here.

 

Eric


Geoff Black
06/27/17 05:56:59AM @geoff-black:

...And in answer to your more recent post, you can see I do have the two Carrells still, although I've sold a third.  I deal in dulcimers, so have tried/owned over 330 and counting.... Not quite sure how many I've kept now, perhaps 40 or so.

Yes, I think he usually signed his dulcimers and my two also have a customer's name inside ("Made for....").  I've not seen model numbers, mainly because I believe he only made two models, the teardrop of his own design and the "hourglass" whose design he inherited from his mentor Bill Davis.

The weeping heart soundholes I'm pretty sure I've seen on other Carrells.  My three all had an f-hole in the lower bout, but the upper bout patterns were all different, so he seems to have varied them regularly...or perhaps changed to order.

Yes, the intonation on all seems to be "good"...i.e. modern and setup for mixolydian tuning with a 6+fret... although opinions differ as to whether the older dulcimers were "bad", or just set up beautifully for a different scale, in different tunings and played in a different style (often noter/drone)....!  Incidentally, you were lucky to find one with the floating bridge still attached.  Most of my Davis or Carrell dulcimer had lost bridge - and sometimes nut too.  The wooden triangular section bridges have their limitations.  I've replaced quite a few in bone or horn.

Finally, I have a lot more about Carrell, including some correspondence with the man himself a few years back.  Let me know if you want anything more.

 

Geoff