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"MaxWell" - a short demo of Max DAD

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:50
With my little composition "MaxWell" I recorded this short demonstration of my new FolkRoots D-Series Max DAD.

It is a standard/bass hybrid with 5 strings "normally" tuned:
D2, A2, D3, A3, d4
(the tuning for this demonstration is one note lower: CGCGc)

Body: Walnut
Top: Sitka Spruce
VSL: 25"

The two additional bass strings offer the possibility to play DAD in two octaves - one has so to say two dulcimers in one.

I very much enjoy this warm, rich and deep sound.
07/13/20 08:07:34AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Dusty and Granto, for your kind comments.

@Granto - I like the spacing very much - it is very comfortable to play (also considering the VSL of 25").

I have heard in a youtube demo of Bing Futch that Folkcraft offers also a MAX DAD with a wider fretboard for those who would like to have more distance between the strings.

07/13/20 07:49:06AM @granto:

Pretty composition! And thanks for the demo. How do you like the spacing of the strings/width of the fretboard?

Dusty Turtle
07/11/20 10:04:46PM @dusty-turtle:

What a striking sound, Ariane!  I had heard about these new Folkcraft models but hadn't actually heard one before.  Thanks for sharing.

07/11/20 06:40:03AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Robin and Gordon, for your very kind comments - I am happy that you like it sun

Robin Thompson
07/10/20 06:32:34PM @robin-thompson:

Everything about this is so good, Ariane-- your composition, your play, your new mountain dulcimer!  Enjoy that lovely new instrument!  

Gordon Hardy
07/10/20 12:09:21PM @gordon-hardy:

I really like the "two dulcimers in one" created by the addition of the two bass strings. Some lovely sounding music coming from that dulcimer. Thanks for this.