David Messenger

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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country: CA

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sweetbriar DianeL Steven Berger Gordon Hardy John C. Knopf Ken Longfield

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Monterey
@david-messenger • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Oh thank-you! She sure can be a handful though! I forgot what it was like having a toddler at home!"
Monterey
@david-messenger • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"We just got a new puppy a couple of weeks ago too! This is Roxy. She's a boxer/lab, born October 10. She's pretty much house-trained as long as we take her..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   Thanks Ken, it sounds real good..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   Well I put her back together and tuned her DAA. Strings aren't buzzing anymore, and I left the bridge just a touch higher than it was. On the melody..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   Thanks Irene. Yes, I made fret dots before on one of the dulcimers I built and 2 of the license plate guitars. I think I used mother of pearl on the..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   Damn, good point, Ken! I just went and duplicated the nut and bridge that were on there...as you can see from the picture, the fretboard is cut out where..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   New nut and bridge I made"
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on New Dulcimer :
"   Piece of Walnut flooring I made a new nut and bridge out of. The old one had the slots cut too wide so the melody and middle strings vibrated"
Monterey
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Warren May Dulcimer:
"   Well that Warren May Dulcimer I bought for my girlfriend for Christmas finally arrived yesterday! I must say I've never seen such good packing, double..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago
@david-messenger is now following @ken-longfield
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
" Hi Ken, would you be interested in making me up 3 or 4 walnut tuner knobs for these 1920's banjo friction tuners? I could send the tuner I'm not using and a..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Skip, my sister sent me a Snark SN-2 chromatic tuner a couple months back, haven't tried it out yet, going to put that on her today and see what happens...."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Thanks Ken, I'll tune it DAA then! Warren's response was "it is a traditional tempered scale""
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Thanks Skip. I did what you said, and checked the tuning at the first fret on my old dulcimer- still waiting for the Warren May to get here. The bass D3 was..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"I am Robin, but I messaged him and am waiting on a reply. He did say that that one was better in DAA tuning, so I'm thinking that one probably is Just..."
Monterey
@david-messenger • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Intonation":
"   How can you tell if an old dulcimer, all diatonic was set up for just intonation or not?"

Latest Group Discussions

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Monterey

fretboard wood


I am working on my third dulcimer right now. I wanted to make this one...
@Monterey 5 years ago - Comments: 8
Monterey

Using old radios as Amps


I am working on an Electric License Plate Guitar right now, so I've been...
@Monterey 5 years ago - Comments: 1
Monterey

Who made it & when?


We bought a little Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer last night. It was...
@Monterey 6 years ago - Comments: 15
Monterey

Calculating VSL


We bought an old Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer last night that is...
@Monterey 6 years ago - Comments: 13
Monterey

New to Four-Equidistant Strings, tuning questions


Hi, just joined the group as I am building my first Mountain Dulcimer,...
@Monterey 6 years ago - Comments: 5
Monterey

Brian Jones' Electric Dulcimer


I have been doing some research on the internet on the Electric Dulcimer...
@Monterey 6 years ago - Comments: 4
Monterey

3 string Dulcimer


Started working on my first Dulcimer a couple of years ago and got...
@Monterey 6 years ago - Comments: 18
Monterey

Recycled table-saw table


A friend of mine gave me a table-saw so I could rip recycled oak I've...
@Monterey 8 years ago - Comments: 3
Monterey

Definition of little dulcimer or dulcette...


Hi. Just joined Little Dulcimers. I also belong to Dulcimar Making,...
@Monterey 8 years ago - Comments: 4

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Intonation

Posted: Tuesday December 31 2019, 2:11 PM
By: @Salt Springs

Ukulele Tuners

Posted: Sunday October 13 2019, 8:06 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Who made this dulcimer?

Posted: Saturday October 5 2019, 3:35 PM
By: @Monterey

Comments

Annie Deeley
06/01/15 10:36:50PM @annie-deeley:
Thanks! Yeah just discovered her but we ha en't talked yet. Cheers,Annie
Cindy Stammich
09/16/14 10:39:38PM @cindy-stammich:

Wow Thank you David! My mom still has an old Singer treadly machine that belonged to her grandmother! She did not use it to make the dulcimer bag, but she does sew with it from time to time when she feels up to messing with it.

That's great that you will be making a couple of dulcimer bags. I hope to see pictures!

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Karen Keane
04/15/12 09:08:49PM @karen-keane:

Hey David and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!


Jim Fawcett
04/15/12 08:11:45AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey David, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
04/14/12 12:19:38PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, David, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Since you're used to the diatonic nature of the harmonica, you will have no trouble adapting your knowledge to the dulcimer. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


phil
04/14/12 11:54:10AM @phil:

Hi David Welcome to FOTMDGrin.gif


Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/14/12 11:27:16AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi David, and welcome to the 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. I never considered myself very musically inclined, but have been playing the dulcimer for about 20 years and it gets better with practice. So, strum along.

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John Keane
04/14/12 08:27:06AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the crew at FOTMD!