Cait515

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Location: Guelph, Ontario
Country: Canada

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/16/17 06:35:41AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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

Ben


marg
08/15/17 02:27:01AM @marg:

( tuning pegs were slipping )

I had a problem with a peg not holding & I was told by a violin player to rub an eraser on it. Did the trick.


Cait515
08/13/17 04:53:10PM @cait515:

I recently acquired from an auction site an Oscar Schmidt mountain dulcimer, one that had not been tune or played in years, maybe decades. The tuning pegs were slipping so I got new strings and have taken it to our local luthier, Grace, who is brilliant, and am hoping for good results. There was a nasty buzz at the first fret, so thinking the fret wire possibly needed resetting. Anyway, she's working on it. It has a sweet sound, and is a little smaller than the dulcimer I got from a maker in Gravenhurst, ON (which also has a sweet sound, just a little more mellow). The headstock of the Oscar Schmidt is my profile picture. Other than that the Oscar Schmidt company hasn't made dulcimers in years, I know nothing about it, so if anyone has any knowledge of that make, I would love to know more. Happy to be here!


Rob N Lackey
08/13/17 11:38:26AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Cait515, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Ken Longfield
08/13/17 10:49:40AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Cait515. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
08/13/17 08:00:50AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Cait515, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.