Bob

Bob

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on A hymn:
"Thank you Phil and Gordon!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on A hymn:
"Steven Berger: Beautiful, Bob! That dulcimer sounds great...is it your personal instrument, or is it going to customer? Thank you Steven! This one..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
A hymn
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Number 98:
"Thank you Susie and Steven - My first use of dye to stain a mountain dulcimer. I opted to mix my own using water rather than alcohol to allow more work-time...."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Number 98
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Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"Silverstrings, I would offer a wee suggestion: Don't panic! I was imagining cracks along a straight grain, but from the pics these appear to be around a..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago
@bob is now following @redmando
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morning:
"Well I had to listen to this one about a hundred times! You nailed it Kevin! Love it A new favorite for me to try to learn!!!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Cold Frosty Morning
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on The Linden Tree:
"What a great song! I loved the haunting yet peaceful feel to it. The back-up vocals make a great accompaniment and the drone (almost like a hurdy-gurdy..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 16
Liked a music item created by @redmando: The Linden Tree
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Sound Comparison:
"Cynthia Wigington: This is very interesting. Now you need to build 2 more - one with walnut body and cherry top, and other with cherry body and walnut..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Sound Comparison:
"Paula Brawdy: Cherry sounds like a bigger sound and a bit sweeter... The walnut is a different tone, and more mellow....    Yes, these woods have such..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Sound Comparison:
"Dusty Turtle: Nice experiment, Bob.  Both sound great to me, Bob.  I usually like the look of cherry more than walnut, so I would choose based on..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Sound Comparison:
"Steven Berger: Kudos to you, Bob, on two great sounding dulcimers! Definite difference in tone and volume between the two...the cherry is quite..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on New member of the Presnell Dulcimer family:
"Yes Strumelia, that is the one I made. Curly Maple and Lacewood. I think there are good pics of it here in FOTMD."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
Mountain Dulcimer 93
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buttons and Strings:
"Cynthia Wigington: So, would it be OK if we played your tune Bob? We have a friend who might be able to tab it for you, for us, if that's OK...."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buttons and Strings:
"Cynthia Wigington: Beautiful! Please post the tab for us! Thank you Cynthia! Unfortunately I can'r post the tab because I play by ear and don't know..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
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Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Buttons and Strings
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "For Sale, Bob Gerard Walnut 3 string dulcimer":
"Just  to clarify- I only build cases upon commission. I don't think I ever made one for a teardrop dulcimer."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Funning on a new dulcimer:
"Thank you Cynthia!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Funning on a new dulcimer
Bob
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Air dried vs. kiln dried woods:
"Well, just to kick some sawdust up, I have read that Torrefied wood is amazing! ("Torrefaction is a scientific process that results in changes to the..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play a dulcimer before buying it?:
"I haven't bought a dulcimer yet. If I ever do, it probably would be an old one, for historical interests."
Bob
@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @nick-osullivan: the march hare
Bob
@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on T-5:
"Really nice, Ken!"
Bob
@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: T-5
Bob
@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Poplar Tennessee music box:
"Looks good! It's hard to get Poplar to look that nice but you did it !  "
Bob
@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Troubadour Fin:
"IRENE: "OH WOW" when I saw the fret board.   Did you do all of that fine work too?  Hey, will you come to Berea, Kentucky this year?   and bring some of..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Double-bottomed dulcimer question


Hi friends, I am working on a double-bottomed dulcimer like those found...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


I have a question regarding the finishing for Exotic Wood, namely...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Bob

Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 20
Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


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

June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Bob

Glued In Frets?


So, I have been reading about various ways of finishing fingerboards...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 8

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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A hymn

A hymn


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98

Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer Sound Comparison

Dulcimer Sound Comparison


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 8
Mountain Dulcimer 93

Mountain Dulcimer 93


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 1
Buttons and Strings

Buttons and Strings


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Funning on a new dulcimer

Funning on a new dulcimer


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"

Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Sound Check of Dulcimer #88

Sound Check of Dulcimer #88


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Four Green Fields

Four Green Fields


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 2
Double-Bottom Mountain Dulcimer

Double-Bottom Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
The voice of a new Mountain Dulcimer

The voice of a new Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 1
Four Green Fields

Four Green Fields


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 3
Bantry Girls Lament

Bantry Girls Lament


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 3
MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 2

Latest Photos

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Melanie's dulcimers 2.jpg
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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, 10:54 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

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."