Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

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Banjimer Black Dog Bess Gregg Schneeman Janene Millen Gordo in OZ Blackhawk13 Linda Boies Jack Ferguson Slate Creek Dulcimers Salt Springs Noah Cline Geckostar97 Lulu Phil Myers travelthestars David Bennett Strumelia Jim Phillips mark willingham Elvensong Randy Adams Cynthia Wigington LisaJr Dedicated DAD Norm Williams Rob N Lackey Robin Clark Windhavn Stewart McCormick Shayne C. Sheryl St. Clare dulcinina Rick Garrett Kevin R. Robin Thompson Paula Brawdy Laurel K Scott Molly McCurdy Tennessee Jed Jim Fawcett Dan Theresa Brill Cristian Huet Benjamin W Barr Jr Patricia Delich Mary MacGowan Steven Berger robert schuler Ken Hulme John Gribble

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Young Builder:
"He's very patient and focuses very well on details. I know your compliments will sure give him some enthusiasm for new projects with dad- thanks Greg"
Bob
@bob • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Young Builder:
"Banjimer: Bob, is that dulcimer #40 (Walnut/Butternut) that is enjoying its new home in Michigan or a new one that you and Christian are currently..."
Bob
@bob • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Young Builder:
"Steven Berger: "Bob & Son Dulcimers"! Wouldn't that be awesome!!"
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NOTICE: Forum/Group consolidations":
"I know how you spent your weekend, Strumelia ! Just to echo what the other members have said, thanks for all your hard work keeping this a great forum for..."
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Scottish thistles for a Scottish tune:
"Very nice, Jack!"
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson:
Scottish thistles for a Scottish tune
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on A life in Dulcimers:
"What a lovely musical wall arrangement! You have a nice artistic eye. I wonder how it would all sound if you bang real hard on the wall?"
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Liked a music item created by @robin-clark:
Gwahoddiad - ID Stamper dulcimer
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Gwahoddiad - ID Stamper dulcimer:
"Wonderful, Robin! Can you share some photos of your amazing instrument?"
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @ariane:
Mountain dulcimer...with a difference : )
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 44
Posted a new Comment on Let’s Discuss Volume :
"Dusty Turtle: OMG!    The uncontrite modal folker ain't so pure after all!  What will I learn next?  That Doc Watson wasn't really a doctor?  "
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Number 42, Cherry and Spruce :
"Thank you Steven :-)"
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer:
"robert schuler: Nice, I found that cherry spruce combination makes a great sounding dulcimer. Spruce soundboards produce a bright snappy tone and a lot of..."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer:
"Thank you Steven!"
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer
Bob
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"Skip: Bob: 'snip' Capo the first fret and you've got a  beautiful Dorian mode (I think it's Dorian,?). Fret 1 is Aeolian mode [natural minor] . Fret..."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"Banjimer: Ken's got you covered for the most common tunings,  However, you can add D-G-d tuning to Ken's list of common tunings.  D-G-d tuning is often..."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Narrow waisted hourglass shape":
"I think John Knoff is correct on it being mostly for aesthetics. I like the term John used: "wasp-waisted". My own dulcimer designs generally have that thin..."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Whiskey Before Breakfast:
"Great playing and sound!"
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Northern Cherry Custom Build.:
"Dusty- making it intentionally non-symmetrical was a fun charge, building "outside the box" as it were :-)"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Northern Cherry Custom Build.:
"Thanks Steven and Dave. I kind of like the unusual shape."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on A Northern Cherry Dulcimer:
"Thanks Steven. I agree, Cherry has great sound! Nice crisp high notes and good lows as well."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
A Northern Cherry Dulcimer
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @chris-hornby:
Battle Cry of Freedom
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Aunt Rhody - Red Cedar Dulcimer:
"Bravo Jack!! Looks and sounds amazing!!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Just a real basic Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thank you Robin"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Just a real basic Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thank you Greg! It makes it all worthwhile when I read a post like yours. Best wishes and enjoy your instrument for years to come. ~Bob"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on "WHITEHAVEN VOLUNTEERS" on Dulcimer:
"Grand tune and playing!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thanks Ariane and Steve! I enjoyed playing that dulcimer- it is on her merry way home now"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thank you Terry. I wish I knew the name of it. Something I heard on Fiona Ritchie's radio program from 30 years ago!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer
Bob

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob 8 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


I have a question regarding the finishing for Exotic Wood, namely...
@Bob 11 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Bob

Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 20
Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Bob

Glued In Frets?


So, I have been reading about various ways of finishing fingerboards...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Bob

Black Walnut and Sitka Spruce Dulcimer project !


I am getting ready for my next Appalachian Dulcimer project. It will be...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Bob

Selecting the wood finish


Hi all,I will be soon completing my next mountain dulcimer, made from...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Starting a new dulcimer


I got started on my next dulcimer- of Purple Heart )Tuning Head, Fret...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 30

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer

Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer


@Bob
one week ago - Comments: 4
A Northern Cherry Dulcimer

A Northern Cherry Dulcimer


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer

Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
3 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Playing a made-up tune on my Scheitholt

Playing a made-up tune on my Scheitholt


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 13
Farewell to the Creeks

Farewell to the Creeks


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 5
A dulcimer is born

A dulcimer is born


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 3
Choi Choi

Choi Choi


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
Scheitholt sound test

Scheitholt sound test


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 8
Little Mary

Little Mary


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimer 30 Sounding

Dulcimer 30 Sounding


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 2
Shenandoah on Number 29

Shenandoah on Number 29


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 11
Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer

Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Final bridge adjustments sounds fine.

Final bridge adjustments sounds fine.


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 1
An O'Carolyn tune

An O'Carolyn tune


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 5

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What's your Favorite Finger Board length?

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 12:18 PM
By: @Bob

Mountain Dulcimer and Scottish Border Pipes

Posted: Saturday November 26 2016, 9:14 PM
By: @Bob

Installing Question~Perfection Planetary...

Posted: Sunday February 9 2014, 6:42 PM
By: @Jerry McGaha

Tuning a dulcimer to itself

Posted: Saturday January 4 2014, 3:13 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Comments

Jim Phillips
06/04/18 12:37:48PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

I sent a private message to you.

Jim-At-Gcreek

Jim Phillips


Bob
06/02/18 08:42:19AM @bob:

Jim Phillips:

Bob,

 

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

 

 

JimP

Thanks Jim- we're all set now.


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:50:46PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

JimP


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:47:19PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Yes,  I will contact you by private messaging.  I will set up to follow you and you will need to set up for following me.

If you deicide to purchase some panels or other materials, I will make donation to "Friends of Mountain Dulcimer".

 

JimP


robert schuler
02/22/17 12:18:05PM @robert-schuler:

Bob:


robert schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert

I would love to stop by for a visit some day when you've got a few free moments. I suppose it would be a twenty minute drive right down ol' Rt 55 to your location.

I've not met a dulcimer builder before, and it would be a privileged to meet you!

Hello Bob... sorry I could not get back to you sooner. Yes Id be glad to meet you. I have a large collection of instruments your free to play. I can generally make time to meet whenever its convenient for you. most likely weekday afternoons... Robert.. 


Bob
02/17/17 01:50:31PM @bob:

robert schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert

I would love to stop by for a visit some day when you've got a few free moments. I suppose it would be a twenty minute drive right down ol' Rt 55 to your location.

I've not met a dulcimer builder before, and it would be a privileged to meet you!


robert schuler
02/17/17 01:22:08PM @robert-schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert


Sam
12/18/16 12:47:09PM @sam:

Hi Bob, Sam here, I have a very small nature/photography site: awenaturale.boards.net


Jim Fawcett
12/30/13 09:28:16PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bob, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us. From one PA'er to another.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
12/30/13 08:13:57PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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

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Rob N Lackey
12/30/13 06:58:00PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Karen Keane
12/30/13 05:50:50PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. this is a great plae to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy.
John Keane
12/30/13 05:23:07PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
12/30/13 04:56:33PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Bob. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."