alan kolman


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alan kolman
@alan-kolman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Gold Tone Dulciborn - thoughts, reviews?":
"hi marg - yes, it's one of the scalloped fretboards, and it warped into bumps and valleys. the factory did an excellent job fixing the problem; however,..."
alan kolman
@alan-kolman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Gold Tone Dulciborn - thoughts, reviews?":
"hi - i also play a dulciborn because i enjoy it's richer tones and sustain. bought it from john hawk 3 years ago and play it every day. before it was a year..."
alan kolman
@alan-kolman • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on @d-chitwood:
" hi, ms chitwood - don't know if you saw the replies to your 'for sale' thread  before it was taken down, but i was one of the folks that wrote back as soon..."
alan kolman
@alan-kolman • 3 months ago • comments: 122
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"thanks - i'll look for the new thread. and also thanks for all the work you do to keep this happening."
alan kolman
@alan-kolman • 3 months ago • comments: 122
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"good morning. may i ask what happened to d.chitwood's ad for a starsong? like so many others, i've wanted one since hearing gary gallier for the first time,..."

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02/07/17 10:39:51AM @strumelia:

Hi Alan,  The issue is that it wasn't actually a for sale ad.  The thread was removed while meanwhile she is asking more questions in a new thread about using ebay etc. You'd need to take the issue up with D. privately if you want to know more.

Dusty Turtle
11/14/15 11:59:21PM @dusty-turtle:

Hey Alan.  Thanks for your question on the Probst dulcimer.  Yes, it is very balanced.  It is also very loud. Certainly the loudest dulcimer I have heard and much louder, in fact, than my Modern Mountain Dulcimer with a false back.  It also has much more sustain than average dulcimers.  The action is not as low as my MMD but is closer to my Blue Lion.  There are a few tunes I do that I only do on the Probst because I need that volume and sustain.  But I find it takes a few days to get used to the touch of the Probst whenever I start playing it.  Because of the volume and sustain, it takes a softer right hand approach than other dulcimers and if I haven't played it in a while it takes a day or so before I am really in control of the dynamics.  The sound is closer to that of a guitar than a dulcimer.

John E. Wood
01/23/15 08:58:48AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Alan. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.

John Keane
01/23/15 06:57:18AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Rob N Lackey
01/22/15 08:29:23PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Alan, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.


Karen Keane
01/22/15 07:06:44PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Ken Longfield
01/22/15 04:15:21PM @ken-longfield:
Welcome to FOTMD Alan. It's good to have you aboard.Ken"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Jim Fawcett
01/22/15 12:54:43PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Alan, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Cynthia Wigington
01/22/15 12:13:12PM @cynthia-wigington:

Alan welcome and have fun here. You should find your share of eclectic music here too.

Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/22/15 11:46:12AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Alan, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.