Charlie in Ky

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Location: Louisville
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Acoustic guitar, lyricist, and new dulcimer player. Sing a little as well.

Already wanting another dulcimer !

City dweller, folkie at heart.

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Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ocean-daughter: Mystery dulcimer, perhaps from the 70's
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 5 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @charlie-in-ky:
"Jim Fawcett: Hey Charlie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us. Thanks Jim, I've been looking through the forum threads and learning a lot. Nice site for..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @charlie-in-ky:
"Thanks Ben, pleasure's mine. I'm wet behind the ears when it comes to Dulcimer playing but I've always enjoyed hearing them played. I was fortunate enough..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Are these strings on the correct tuners ?":
"@ken-hulme, disregard my post below. I misread your reply and thought you meant the tuners closest to the nut rather than the ones closest to me as I was..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Are these strings on the correct tuners ?":
"Ok Ken, thanks. The inner melody string in the photo is actually on the second to the farthest tuner from the nut, but I understand your info. "
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Are these strings on the correct tuners ?":
"I'm getting ready to put new strings on my new dulcimer but I'm not certain if they are the original strings."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @bing-futch: Turn Your Standard Mountain Dulcimer Into a BARITONE! 7-28
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Well, you are right about dedication. I had a lot of motivation though. I felt bad when I started and even after losing 15 lb or so I started feeling better...."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Great seeing folks sharing their health related efforts and successes ! 17 months ago I weighed 267 lbs. My BMI was 40 (obese). My a1c was 6.6 (pre-diabetes)..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago
@charlie-in-ky is now following @jost
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"@ken-hulme, thanks ! After just a brief glance at it I see it will answer a lot of questions I have."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"@dusty-turtle, thanks for your thoughts on the strings and the fretboard. I assumed it was sound related but was guessing tone or sustain. Now I know,..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"@susie, thanks ! I did get a great deal on it. "
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Thanks theresasc, I'm sure it will keep me content !"
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My latest and greatest mountain dulcimer!":
"Congrats ! I just bought my first one today. It's cherry as well. Yours looks very nice ! Enjoy !"
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @theresasc: My latest and greatest mountain dulcimer!
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"John and jost, thanks for the strings help and info. Also appreciate the book recommendations !"
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"A couple more.."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Thanks marg, it sure is a beautiful instrument."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"These loop end strings I can't use are .012, .012, .014, .022w  Is it ok to go with a .024w instead of the .022w ? Also, would 80/20 or phosphor bronze be..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Thanks jost, the seller had it priced right imo. Low enough I didn't try to haggle with him.  I just noticed the set of strings that came with it are loop in..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"I just met the seller and bought it. I don't like to describe pre owned instruments as mint but this one is certainly flawless. All the "case candy" is..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Hi John, thanks for your thoughts on Mr May's work. Seems I can't go wrong with the one I'm considering. "
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Good morning Ken, thanks for the info. The hollow fretboard isn't a concern. I just saw it mentioned on a UK seller's site. "
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Ok thanks Ken, I'll give him a call in the morning. I have the dulcimer # so he can easily check."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 245
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Thanks Richard ! On starting a discussion, are you sending me the welcome via my profile ? I did start a new topic thread about a Warren May dulcimer. This..."
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 558
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"Thanks Jim, Looks like a nice place !"
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago
@charlie-in-ky is now following @forums
Charlie in Ky
@charlie-in-ky • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Warren May Hourdrop Question":
"Hi, I'm new to dulcimers but have done a little research and it appears that the wide Hummingbird Hourdrop models may all have hollow fretboards and 26..."

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Charlie in Ky
06/21/22 02:11:11PM @charlie-in-ky:

Jim Fawcett:

Hey Charlie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Thanks Jim, I've been looking through the forum threads and learning a lot. Nice site for sure !

Charlie


Jim Fawcett
06/20/22 07:02:48AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Charlie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Charlie in Ky
06/18/22 06:04:11PM @charlie-in-ky:

Thanks Ben, pleasure's mine. I'm wet behind the ears when it comes to Dulcimer playing but I've always enjoyed hearing them played.

I was fortunate enough to hear Jean Ritchie perform many times at the old Ky Music Weekend. 

I play guitar and a bit of banjo so I shouldn't take long to play some simple tunes on the Dulcimer.

Thanks again and have a great weekend !

Charlie


Ben Barr Jr
06/18/22 02:28:03PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Charlie, 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


Ken Longfield
06/12/22 09:24:50PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Charlie. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
06/12/22 08:58:35PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Charlie in Ky to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. How exciting to be seeking your first dulcimer. There are some great discussions on this site about what to look for and things to be aware of.  You may want to create a discussion seeking input and I am sure you will get some valuable information.

Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Jim Fawcett
06/12/22 08:51:37PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Charlie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.