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Dulcimer Sound Comparison


musician/member name: People & Blogs
Duration: 00:03:42
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Comparison between a Northern Cherry Mountain Dulcimer and a Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer.
Both instruments are very similar in size and design, and each has a 27" VSL.
Bob
02/28/20 07:59:53AM @bob:

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 top. I like the other two equally.

If I get the time I may just try that !


Bob
02/28/20 07:57:50AM @bob:

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 lovely sound personalities :-)


Bob
02/28/20 07:56:56AM @bob:

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 appearances.  

Thank you Dusty. And the Cherry will darken nicely with age, which gets just beautiful.


Bob
02/28/20 07:25:06AM @bob:

Steven Berger:

Kudos to you, Bob, on two great sounding dulcimers! Definite difference in tone and volume between the two...the cherry is quite brighter and louder than the walnut. While the walnut is a beautiful sounding instrument, my personal preference would be the cherry.

By the way, Bob, my offer still stands about being your QC person ...for an extended period, I could check out the sound and other attributes of your dulcimers before they get shipped to your customers...I would, of course, not charge for this sevice! whistle

Thank you Steven- I also heard the difference just as you noted.

(Well that's a super generous offer, Steven! By chance, would that service include packing and shipping? winky )


Cynthia Wigington
02/28/20 07:19:01AM @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 top. I like the other two equally.


Paula Brawdy
02/28/20 04:34:08AM @paula-brawdy:

Cherry sounds like a bigger sound and a bit sweeter... The walnut is a different tone, and more mellow....   


Dusty Turtle
02/28/20 03:48:22AM @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 appearances.  


Steven Berger
02/27/20 10:36:15PM @steven-berger:

Kudos to you, Bob, on two great sounding dulcimers! Definite difference in tone and volume between the two...the cherry is quite brighter and louder than the walnut. While the walnut is a beautiful sounding instrument, my personal preference would be the cherry.

By the way, Bob, my offer still stands about being your QC person ...for an extended period, I could check out the sound and other attributes of your dulcimers before they get shipped to your customers...I would, of course, not charge for this sevice! whistle