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.
( 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.
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!
Welcome, Cait515, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Welcome to FOTMD, Cait515. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hey Cait515, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.