Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Ariane Dusty Turtle chris hornby Bill S 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

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has the Everything Dulcimer "Facebook" page closed?":
"There are several other Facebook Dulcimer groups, if you are interested: "Mountain Dulcimer Players", "Support the Mountain Dulcimer an American Instrument"..."
Bob
@bob • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4 sount test:
"Steven Berger: That's one nice sounding scheitholt, Bob! Thanks Steven! It will be on my table at the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering and hope lots of..."
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Betty Number 11 19":
"Looks good and sounds great. Very good playing too!"
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Scheitholt #4 sount test
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"Bill S: Beautiful instrument, Bob.  It must have a beautiful, full drone. It does sound full but not over-powering. I have just 3 drones that are..."
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"Strumelia: Another lovely one, Bob! Thank you Strumelia!"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Majesty-- a Galax dulcimer:
"Looks lovely. It's set up for 4 equidistant strings"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: Majesty-- a Galax dulcimer
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"IRENE: I know that I sure want to build one too.  What is each string tuned to?  ALL your instruments are beautiful.   aloha, irene Irene, thank you..."
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"Steven Berger: You sure build 'em pretty, Bob! Thank you Steven!"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Scheitholt #4
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Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Whistlepig
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Whistlepig
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a photos item created by @dan: Courting Dulcimore 9 19
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"Thats veryyy cool"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Liked a youtube item created by @jessica-comeau: Jessica Comeau- Wild Mountain Thyme
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Wild Mountain Thyme:
"Just Beautiful..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"Cindy Stammich: Wow!  This is wonderful - and I don't know that I have ever seen anything quite like that!  Thank you for sharing! Thanks Cindy- I am..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago
@bob is now following @ariane
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley:
"Very lovely... peaceful melodies and wonderful playing- as usual!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago
@bob is now following @dusty-turtle
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"tssfulk: Gorgeous! Thanks tssfulk !"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"IRENE: oh oh.   You have a website?   I need to see that too.   thanks, aloha, irene Yes Irene- here is the link and thanks if you can visit it!..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Salt Springs: I just checked out your website...........an "amateur"...........I don't think so!  Absolutely top notch professionally done.  Those have to..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"tautwire:  Beautiful craftsmanship. I never knew I needed one until now... Very interesting to hear it played also. Fantastic! Thanks tautwire! Yes,..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Suo Gan:
"You're so talented! I remember first hearing this tune in the film "Empire of the Sun" and have loved it since then. Great job :-)  "
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"Bob Stephens: Bob, I just saw your smallpipes. Very impressive.  I checked out the maker and he seems to be the best.  I have long wanted a set of..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"Ariane: Your playing and the sound of your Smallpipes are gorgeous. I wish I could play some Scottish tunes with you together with my hammered dulcimer..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"IRENE: hooooooooo. these are wonderful.   I had a great guy come to Nauvoo one time and he played in the Nauvoo Bag Pipe band for 8 years or so.  His wife..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt:
"Ariane: I love the full and rich sound! Thank you very much Ariane !"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Coleman's March:
"Wow- this sounds wonderful!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago
@bob is now following @chris-hornby
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @jim-fawcett: WV Hills
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on McPherson's Lament:
"MacPherson's Lament is one of my favorite tunes! Well done sir!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"Kevin R.: Very nice, Bob. Sounds great. I agree..they do have a mellower sound. Yes, these don't blow you over with volume (like the Great Highland..."

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 4 months ago - Comments: 10
Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob 5 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob 6 months ago - Comments: 10
Bob

A Fretter Box


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

Finishing Exotic Woods


I have a question regarding the finishing for Exotic Wood, namely...
@Bob last year - 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

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Scheitholt #4 sount test

Scheitholt #4 sount test


@Bob
3 days ago - Comments: 3
Scottish Smallpipes

Scottish Smallpipes


@Bob
3 weeks ago - Comments: 17
A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt

A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 12
Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt

Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 7
Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet

Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet


@Bob
3 years ago - Comments: 20

Latest Photos

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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."