Caleb Dan Bennett

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Location: Renton, WA
Country: US

Latest Followers:

sleepingangel Cynthia Wigington Oliver Ogden Travis Patty from Virginia Lexie R Oakley Jan Craig Rob N Lackey Strumelia Jim Fawcett

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 4
images: 79
audio tracks: 7

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Caleb Dan Bennett
 
@caleb-dan-bennett • 6 days ago • comments: 74
Posted a new Comment on Show us your stick dulcimer!:
"The body is walnut and the sound board is spalted maple, finger board is oak"
Caleb Dan Bennett
 
@caleb-dan-bennett • 6 days ago • comments: 74
Posted a new Comment on Show us your stick dulcimer!:
"I don't remember if I posted this before, but here is my stick dulcimer I made."
Caleb Dan Bennett
 
Caleb Dan Bennett
 
@caleb-dan-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimette, 20" VSL Walnut and cedar:
"It sounds good, bright sounding, and has good volume lol. It will probably mellow out as strings stretch and finish dries lol still tacky  "
Caleb Dan Bennett
 

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Caleb Dan Bennett

My first scroll peghead dulcimer


I started on a new dulcimer this week. I made a scroll peghead using...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 7 months ago - Comments: 8
Caleb Dan Bennett

Resonator slide dulcimer


I am almost done with my resonator dulcimer build. All left to do is put...
@Caleb Dan Bennett last year - Comments: 6
Caleb Dan Bennett

Another dulcimer done!


This one is claro walnut back and sides with maple top. 26.5" VSL tuned...
@Caleb Dan Bennett last year - Comments: 9
Caleb Dan Bennett

New hour glass dulcimer and electric mandolin


Some pics of my newest dulicmer and a solid body electric mandolin I...
@Caleb Dan Bennett last year - Comments: 8
Caleb Dan Bennett

Walnut baritone dulcimer


Here are some pics of a all walnut baritone tuned AEAA I just finished.
@Caleb Dan Bennett last year - Comments: 6
Caleb Dan Bennett

My latest dulcimer


My newest dulcimer just finished today.  Mahagony back and sides, poplar...
@Caleb Dan Bennett last year - Comments: 2
Caleb Dan Bennett

New Tear Drop build



@Caleb Dan Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Caleb Dan Bennett

Equidistant string tuning


Hi, I was wondering what tuning to use for 4 equidistant strings on a...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Caleb Dan Bennett

Zero Fret


What are the pros and cons of using a zero fret? Should it be higher...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Caleb Dan Bennett

My first dulcimer build


I am just about finished with my first dulcimer built. Just have to...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Caleb Dan Bennett

Fret wire


I'm having problems cutting slots for frets. I have a saw with .023 kerf...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 3 years ago - Comments: 14
Caleb Dan Bennett

Finishing Mahogany


I was wondering what the easiest way to finish mahogony is. Use oil or...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Caleb Dan Bennett

Dulcimer/lap steel hybrid


Yesterday I asked question in chat room it anyone ever heard of a lap...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 4 years ago - Comments: 11
Caleb Dan Bennett

Question about installing frets


I was wondering how you all cut your fret slots and install them? Should...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Caleb Dan Bennett

Purple heart for back and sides


Can anyone tell me how purple heart would be for the back and sides of a...
@Caleb Dan Bennett 5 years ago - Comments: 12

Latest Audio

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Farther Along

Farther Along


@Caleb Dan Bennett
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Original Song

Original Song


@Caleb Dan Bennett
7 months ago - Comments: 2
FluteSong

FluteSong


@Caleb Dan Bennett
last year - Comments: 4
Canyon Song

Canyon Song


@Caleb Dan Bennett
2 years ago - Comments: 5
High Spirits

High Spirits


@Caleb Dan Bennett
2 years ago - Comments: 3
Solitude

Solitude


@Caleb Dan Bennett
3 years ago - Comments: 2
Amazing Grace (Echo)

Amazing Grace (Echo)


@Caleb Dan Bennett
3 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Videos

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Echos of the Canyon

Echos of the Canyon


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last year - Comments: 3
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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last year - Comments: 7
Solitude

Solitude


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last year - Comments: 6

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Electric Slide dulcimer.jpg
Slide dulcimere electronic  pickup.jpg
Tone and volume controls.jpg
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Peghead.jpg
Spalted Maple and Purple heart duclimer.jpg
Spalted Maple and Purple heart side.jpg
Spalted Maple and Purple heart back.jpg
Spalted Maple peghead.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Fret Scale Templates

Posted: Thursday March 9 2017, 2:01 PM
By: @Bob

Comments

Mary MacGowan
12/02/16 10:19:02AM @mary-macgowan:

Hey, Caleb, I'm pretty sure that that flute song I helped you make into a movie is no longer available because I deleted my Vimeo account. So sorry! So if it's still here on FOTMD, you should delete it to avoid confusion.


Lexie R Oakley
08/14/15 01:05:29PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Caleb, note...I commented on my last message about the kit build you did in 2012.

I would like to hear about Flute Quest you are going to this week end....Oh have Fun!


Lexie R Oakley
08/03/15 12:14:08PM @lexie-r-oakley:

WhoooHoo Caleb, have fun building your Dulci Kit, I will want to hear about that.

Wanted you to know I changed my mind and bought a White Ceday key of "A" N.A. Flute from High Spirits. It is the Sparrow Hawk, one that I think will be easy for me to learn to play and I like Odell's instruction.

I should be getting it the end of the week and I will let you know how I am doing and how I like it.....Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
08/02/15 11:43:17AM @lexie-r-oakley:

http://www.flutesonline.com/cart/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_62&product_id=202

Thanks Caleb, this is the beginner flute I think I will buy. I want to start to learn with a basic inexpensive one that is easy for lil' girly and I to begin with. I think I will order it this week.

I'll be talking to you about it and I enjoy chatting with you also.

How was the gathering involving the salt water fish??

Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
07/31/15 05:36:25PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Caleb, thanks for talking to me about NA Flutes. I found some made by J. Thompson on e-bay that I am considering. They look like they are the beginner style and very affordable. I will let you know if and when I do it.....Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
03/23/15 07:25:55PM @lexie-r-oakley:

http:

Hi Caleb, I saw you were going over strumming technique, the link is to a great You Tube video on strumming technique which I use. I do about the first 6 ok, but need to practice over and over cause I am a beginner and strumming and noting at the same time seems to trip me up, but it will come.

Also in Strumelia's video's she has noter/drone and strumming techniques.

Us newbee's need to stick together and help each other out when we can.

Happy Strumming!Grin.gif


Helen Seiler
04/18/14 06:04:10PM @helen-seiler:
Thanks Caleb. It sure sounds great.
Helen Seiler
04/17/14 06:56:53PM @helen-seiler:

Caleb, thank you for posting the incredible version ofAmazing Grace. What type of flute is it on and how did you get the echo effect?


Cherokeeman
12/10/13 01:57:58PM @james-thornsberry:

Greetings

We moved to the lake Sawyer resort In the Black Diamond/Maple Valley area.

I am a beginner also and it would begreat to get a group start let me know your thoughts.

Regards

Jim


David Droge
09/30/13 03:43:32PM @david-droge:

Caleb, i sent a reply from my phone but it didn't go through. i have tried to meet up with other folks in the area but it hasn't worked out. There is a group that meets in Bellingham monthly--they are listed on the everything dulcimer site. There is a workshop in Corbett Oregon the first weekend in June ( be sure to go in 2015, Bing Futch will be there) and Heidi Mueller's summer camp in Willowa (sp?) every summer. the best instructional tool I have found is David Schnauffer's DVD. Available on Amazon or through FolkCraft or Elderly Instruments.

I am an advanced beginner, I think. I would be happy to come your way some day if we can work out the schedule. Havwe fun.--David


Caleb Dan Bennett
08/10/12 11:40:25AM @caleb-dan-bennett:

I expect to get my dulcimer kit today!! wooo hooo I'm excited to start building.