dockildare

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Location: Derbyshire
Country: United Kingdom

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I'm a grumpy 66yr old (currently nearly 67 for pete's sake!), who loves all kinds of music.  I play guitar (after a fashion), used to ride motorbikes a lot, not sure if I'm still into photography or not.  Always loved the dulcimer, but never tried playing it, until now.  I've just recently purchased a McSpadden from a UK player, but I want to modify it.

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dockildare
@dockildare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"John C. Knopf: You could check these out if you like.  I've used them with great success:..."
dockildare
@dockildare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"Clive Quinn: I got so fed up with pins that I decided to try something else. I drill 4 shallow holes big enough to hold the ball end and cut 4 slots..."
dockildare
@dockildare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"Thanks for that, but having checked out some escutcheon pins, they don't look wonderful - in fact they look terrible.  So, I reckon I'll leave this solution..."
dockildare
@dockildare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"Thanks for that John.  Something to bare in mind, but I'm looking at something a bit more aesthetic looking."
dockildare
@dockildare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"I have an 80s 4 string McSpadden dulcimer that was finished off by a previous owner, who converted it to a 3 string instrument.  I'm in the process of..."
dockildare
@dockildare • 2 months ago • comments: 472
Posted a new Comment on @benjamin-w-barr-jr:
"Hi Ben, thanks for the welcome.  Hope all is well with you and yours in these trying times.  DoC"
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 291
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Cheers Ken.  I'm wanting to electrify the dulcimer so ordered a L R Baggs bridge with pickup.  The nut I reckon I can easily sort as you say.  DoC"
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 442
Posted a new Comment on @rob-n-lackey:
"Hi Rob, many thanks for the warm welcome"
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 169
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Cheers Richard, thanks for the great welcome"
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 291
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Many thanks Ken "
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 507
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"Many thanks"
dockildare
@dockildare • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hello to y'all from a gloomy United Kingdom.  I tend to go by the name DoC, reside in Derbyshire.  I recently acquired a '84 or '86 McSpadden that was..."

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/21/20 04:46:25PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dock, 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
03/17/20 11:27:20AM @ken-longfield:

I you ordered a replacement nut and bridge from McSpadden you should have no problem changing them out. You may need to adjust the height, but that is a simple matter of sanding the bottoms of each one. I'm sure you are familiar with the process. If you encounter any problems, just let us know.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rob N Lackey
03/17/20 07:21:28AM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Richard Streib
03/14/20 08:17:12PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Dockildare to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a great place to learn and to make many dulcimer friends. I look forward to you joining in the discussions and asking questions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Ken Longfield
03/10/20 09:46:07PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
03/10/20 08:44:32PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Dockildare, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.