Greg Gunner

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Location: Riga, MI
Country: US

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Dan Cat Brown Bob Lois Sprengnether Keel Richard Streib John C. Knopf Robin Thompson Strumelia

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Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing setup from left to right handed":
"If my MMD is typical of David McKinney's work, his nut and bridge should be able to be rotated 180 degrees to convert a left-handed set-up to a right-handed..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"After taking a second look, it appears that I mistook the tail end for the peghead. Like John K. states , you can't tell if it's coming or going. So it..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"I don't recognize the peghead shape, but Kerry Rapp in Myerstown, PA runs the strings through holes in the peghead and attaches them to the tuning peg shafts..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Please tell me your very favorite love song...":
"As far as a traditional song that I do play on the dulcimer, it's hard to beat the Child ballad, "Barbara Allen". I prefer the Madison County, NC version..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Please tell me your very favorite love song...":
"I began listening to music seriously in the 1960s. The song that introduced me to the beauty of acoustic music was "Suite Judy Blue Eyes", Stephen Stills'..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tips what do you bring when traveling with your dulcimer?":
"Screwdriver for Tightening Tuning Pegs Wire Cutters for Trimming Excess String"
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Thank you for the correction, Lisa. Perhaps we need a chronology of online dulcimer discussion forums. Was the Sweet Music Index that Jason started the..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Please remember, Bruce Ford provided a great service for all Appalachian dulcimer players. But he did not create/originate Everything Dulcimer. If I..."

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Source of Non-Fancy Noters in Different Hardwood Choices


I found a possible source for hardwood noters in various exotic woods...
@Banjimer 6 months ago - Comments: 23
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Clara Callahan Weave Shop Dulcimer Player 1930


I've been doing some research on Clara Louise Callahan, the dulcimer...
@Banjimer 9 months ago - Comments: 9
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William Duke Tester - Beech Mountain Dulcimer Maker


According to Lucy Long in her dissertation on the dulcimer traditions...
@Banjimer 10 months ago - Comments: 6
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Standard, Baritone, or Bass Dulcimer Tuning


I know the tuning of the standard dulcimer is usually D-A-A or D-A-d,...
@Banjimer 11 months ago - Comments: 5
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Ralph Lee Smith Interview Podcast


I've attached a link to a podcast interview someone did with Ralph Lee...
@Banjimer 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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Nathan Hicks and the Dulcimer He Sold to Maurice Matteson - Where is it now?


In 1933 Maurice Matteson and Mellinger Henry collected ballads on...
@Banjimer 7 years ago - Comments: 2
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Frank Proffitt at Pinewoods Music Camp in 1961


Here is a link to a 1985 article in the Country Dance and Song...
@Banjimer 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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1930s Kentucky Dulcimer Recordings Free Online


The Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress has made...
@Banjimer 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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1764 Moravian Zitters or Not?


For those of you that may not be following the history discussions on...
@Banjimer 11 years ago - Comments: 4
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Two Zitters in Lititz Moravian Collection


I ran across this article while searching the internet today and...
@Banjimer 2 years ago - Comments: 6
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Beech Mountain Dulcimers Millard and Smith Oliver?


What do we know about Millard Oliver and his brother, Smith Oliver?...
@Banjimer 2 years ago - Comments: 6
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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
@Banjimer 6 years ago - Comments: 8
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Frank Proffitt's Grandfather and Civil War Tunes


Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a southerner...
@Banjimer 7 years ago - Comments: 3
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Phyllis Gaskins New Book Is Out


A couple of months ago, I pre-ordered a copy of Phyllis Gaskins' new...
@Banjimer 8 years ago - Comments: 7
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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


I can't remember if I saw this mentioned on ED or FOTMD, but Middle...
@Banjimer 9 years ago - Comments: 8

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victorianpam
05/21/20 07:30:21PM @victorianpam:

Hi. I read your post in the civil war about the Profitts. I was delighted to see your comments about Captain Daniel Ellis Carter Co. TN.  I have family stories of things that went on there between my ancestors in Carter Co., and Captain  Ellis.  

I’ve never talked with anyone that knew anything about him. 
pam Lacy 


Banjimer
11/15/17 07:49:34PM @greg-gunner:

I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of the larger bodied dulcimers.  The sound falls somewhere in between.  You could probably describe it as a balance between the two.  Keep in mind that Carl and his staff at June Apple Dulcimers manufacture several different models of dulcimers and dulcimer ancestors.  The June Apple model has a somewhat smaller size than other models made by June Apple, so it's not surprising that the sound is somewhat closer to traditional than it is to guitar-like.  June Apple also makes a larger-bodied dulcimer.  I don't have personal experience with the larger model, but I would assume that its sound is more resonant and similar to other dulcimers with wider, deeper soundboxes.  In short, the difference in sound is more  a combination of volume and resonance.  Everything else being equal, smaller-bodied dulcimers have less volume and less resonance.  Larger-bodied dulcimers have more volume and more resonance.  Other factors to consider are the type of wood used, particularly the soundboard (top), and the thickness of the top, back, and sides.  I'm not a builder.  A builder would be more qualified than I to describe the various factors affecting the sound of any given dulcimer.


Richard Streib
11/15/17 06:23:59PM @richard-streib:

Greg,

I saw a post almost a year old about your June Apple dulcimer. How do you like it?

What is the sound like? I tend to prefer more traditional rather than guitar like.

Thanks.


Ralph Lee Smith
08/01/13 08:01:16AM @ralph-lee-smith:

Greg,

Thanks so much for your two messages regarding the Mattesons and the Nathan Hicks Dulcimer. I have just returned from a couple of weeks of teaching, at Western Carolina University and John C. Campbell Folk School, and am busy catching up! I'll take a look at the You Tube segment soon.


Kevin Messenger
07/27/13 04:29:07PM @kevin-messenger:

Greg thanks for the interest. The Prichard is 350.00, plus shipping. I ask for a third down to cover costs and the balance is due when ready to ship. I look forward to talking with you more about the possibility of building you a Prichard , they are great sounding instruments, and are exact copies of the originals. Thanks Kevin.


mary e frantz
07/22/12 05:20:43PM @mary-e-frantz:

Thanks GregI will check them out do you by any chance know a an intermediate instructor around here thanks again mary


Bill Lewis
08/31/09 10:48:58AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome Greg
razyn
08/31/09 10:21:33AM @razyn:
Glad you made it over -- now join us in the Dulcimer Ancestors group, and we'll solve the mysteries of the universe. Or something.Dick
Strumelia
08/30/09 05:12:39PM @strumelia:
Welcome Greg!! :D