Bill S

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Location: Kingston, Michigan (in the Thumb)
Country: US

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Bill S
@bill-s • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ebony versus Micarta Fretboard on McSpadden Dulcimer":
"Richlite is the new material being used to replace micarta.  Martin uses it on most of their guitars as it looks and feels like ebony and is very affordable."
Bill S
@bill-s • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"Beautiful instrument, Bob.  It must have a beautiful, full drone."
Bill S
@bill-s • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cherokee Shuffle:
"Well played Mark.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley:
"Wonderfully played Dusty.  I imagine you tabbed the music, and what a lovely arrangement it is."
Bill S
@bill-s • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Music from Thailand on dulcimer:
"Very impressive, Mark.   Your fingers do the walking."
Bill S
@bill-s • 2 weeks ago
@bill-s is now following @jessica-comeau
Bill S
@bill-s • 3 weeks ago
@bill-s is now following @forums
Bill S
@bill-s • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Divinum Mysterium:
"I like this!"
Bill S
@bill-s • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on McPherson's Lament:
"Well, i never heard this song before, but I really like it.  You did a great mix with your dulcimer.  Really loved it."
Bill S
@bill-s • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on WV Hills:
"Lovely sound and song, Jim.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 124
Posted a new Comment on @dusty-turtle:
"Really liked Surfer Girl.  Lovely rendition."
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on ”Små Grodorna” :
"This was great fun!  I love that tune."
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mountain Dulcimer T-Shirts:
"These great shirts will create great camaraderie."
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt:
"Great sound.  Did you play extra strings too?"
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt:
"Oh, it has such a lovely full sound."
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Beautiful instrument!  Sure would like to hear it.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Wood Identification Question:
"It does look like popular.  A great instrument wood, I understand."
Bill S
@bill-s • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"It's a beauty!"
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on (another) Berea Traditional Gathering Video - 2019:
"Lovely video.  The desserts are enough to make me want to go.  I think I could live in such a beautiful area..  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Little Pink:
"A great listen!  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Follow Me Down to Carlow / Hide and Go Seek:
"I love the rhythm of these, Mark  Nice playing!!  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on First build completed:
"Beautiful!!  Now it finds its voice."
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?":
"I think he would like to take a break from worshiping and enjoy a few good Irish jigs and maybe do a little dancing.  He wants to have fun, too."
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Fly around my pretty little miss:
"Well done, Bob Bill"
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Bowed Psaltery Day":
"Gorgeous bowed psaltery, Susie.  Interesting sound hole.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Spider Bit the Baby:
"Well played, Phil"
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Yellow Cypress and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer:
"A beautiful and lovely sounding dulcimer, Bob.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on My Keith Young Limberjack Project:
"The cat says, " Does this guy make me look fat?" I really like the hat."
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Kerfing:
"Thanks John.  Burl Updyke in his video states that kerfing just makes the dulcimer that much heavier and reduces the volume.  I personally wouldn't know..."
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "Kerfing":
"I'm wondering if, when building the box of a dulcimer, if kerfing is really necessary.  Do the builders here use kerfing?"
Dulcimer Making
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar:
"A quiet greeting to the morning.  lovely tune and well played.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Swedish Hummel for sale":
"I imagine it sounds beautiful.  Too many strings for me.  "
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Reubens Train:
"Phil, I really like your strumming.  Well done on the song."
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Fly Around / Grey Cat:
"Well done, Kjb"
Bill S
@bill-s • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on How many frets are really useful?:
"Dusty, I've been thinking the same thing.  I agree with Slate, sorry don't know your name, that 17 frets is plenty."

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Bill S

Kerfing


I'm wondering if, when building the box of a dulcimer, if kerfing is...
@Bill S one month ago - Comments: 5
Bill S

How many frets are really useful?


I have twenty frets on my old McSpadden, and so many in the upper scale...
@Bill S one month ago - Comments: 18
Bill S

Palette wood


Regarding palette wood, I know pine when I see it but am not sure what...
@Bill S 2 months ago - Comments: 7
Bill S

Bending Strap


The only metal bending strap I can find is 24 inches long.  Those of us...
@Bill S 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bill S

Eastern cedar for a top


I'm about to build a dulcimer and I have some Eastern cedar (not...
@Bill S 3 years ago - Comments: 6

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Dusty Turtle
06/24/19 12:17:02PM @dusty-turtle:

Hi Bill.  Thanks for your comments on "Surfer Girl." I'm glad you like it.


Pine
01/10/16 08:43:12AM @pine:

Thanks Bill...I really like the Merlin. It's more comfy to play than strumsticks. Like you, I've been away for quite awhile. Time to get my MD back out and let her do some singin'!


Kendra Ward
04/26/10 05:52:59PM @kendra-ward:
Hi Bill,Thanks for asking about the Coshocton dulcimer festival. As usual I am scrambling around at the last minute putting the workshops together! :-) LOL!I have been seriously working on the workshop schedule and I hope to have something posted in the near future. Most teachers have already given me their workshop descriptions, I just have to figure out how to plug them all in the grid!I will try to post something to let you know when they are up, but you can still keep checking back with the festival website.Thanks again,Kendra
Rod Westerfield
03/20/10 11:29:53AM @rod-westerfield:
welcome Bill... glad ya joined the family..
John Henry
03/20/10 09:18:02AM @john-henry:
Bill, just seen that you live in Michigan! I was at Evart in the early 1990's for the big hammered dulcimer event, loved it!!!John
Bill Lewis
03/20/10 07:39:41AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome from another Michigander to FOTMD Bill. :)
Strumelia
03/19/10 10:01:24PM @strumelia:
Hi Bill, it's great that you found us- welcome! :)