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Not to worry Dusty, It'll never get to that...I bet HD's would burn longer, too.
Hey here is something that is not too bad for the diet. Bev (my wife) made a rhubarb/strawberry sauce that goes over cake. five cups of rhubarb a package of fresh strawberry's (we added the strawberry's for color because we have green rhubarb) a little bit of honey. Very tart and very tasty if you like rhubarb, this is right up your ally.
P.S. you can leave out the cake if you want to.
Phil, just remember that everyone here at FOTMD is thinking of you and your family at this time. You have certainly gone through a lot this past year. Hopefully you will be able to salvage at least one of your instruments. You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Joseph, just slide the dulcimer more to the right, so that it is more stable on your lap when you fret the 1st and 2nd frets. You don't have to strum over the strum hollow so move the dulcimer to the right a little more and your problem will be solved. It also needs to be on a slight angle so that the tail of the dulcimer is closer to your right hip and the scroll head is just beyond the left knee.
I got my Cripple Creek dulcimer kit 6 yrs. ago this coming December. It plays like a dream. Like your older one mine has Cripple Creek Dulcimers burned into the side of the fret board and my named burned into the other side. They even exchanged the fret board that had a flaw in it. I called and they exchanged it. Sight unseen. They didn't want the old one back. I haven't been in the area since, but I am sorry of the way things have turned out for you. I guess time changes everything. For better or worse. Like Ken, they were great people to deal with.
Last weekend when I was in Hindman KY, I met a few FOTMD and former FOTMD members. Mike Slone, Dan Cox, John Knopf, and Larry Hicks. I don't think I forgot anyone.
I was hopeful that she would attend, Lisa, being new and not knowing anyone here was a leap of faith for her. But she did come and had a great time.
Just yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a brand new member of FOTMD Jeanne White, at our Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering. She just lives about 20 minutes over the hill from me in good ole PA. Chalk up another one.
I didn't realize it until Rob said something to me this morning. Jerry Rockwell is a member of FOTMD and I didn't remember that.
Sorry Jerry! So he's another one that I've met from here.
Had the pleasure of meeting Ken Longfield and his wife Betty at the Wartz 'n' All Spring Fling in Clarksburg, WV. Yesterday. So 13 members so far.
Just remembered that I met Macy Jane (Wendy) and Jennifer Schaffer at Perkasie this past May.
Hey Robin. Thanks for jogging my memory. I think one of the very first people from FOTMD I met was Randall. Sorry, Randall, it's that sometimers kickin' in again.
Robin Thompson said:
Oh, Kim, I was so focused on mountain dulcimer events. . . ! What a pleasure it was to meet you in Pilot Mountain and to see you take to the bowed dulcimer so quickly. (I wasn't surprised to see you catch-on so quickly! )
I also have met Don Pedi, Paul Tantillo, Maurice Solis, ReVonda Crow, Teri Sato, Marge Diamond and Randall McKinnon. There are some FOTMD members I've listed that I met before there was an FOTMD; I knew of them from Everything Dulcimer and then we met in-person.
To start off I met Robin T. and Tom McDonald at the first Noter and Drone Camp out. Wayne A. and Gail at Perkasie. Rob, Kevin M., Patty from VA., Scott Allen at the Wartz 'n All gathering, and this past Noter and Drone Camp Out John Wood, and Pat Boardman. By the way she sold me the dulcimer and is pictured between me and John in our group photo. So ten friends I have met from FOTMD and still counting. Hope to meet more this year.
I used tung oil on my dulcimer when I put my kit together. I finished it with three coats and it sounds great. Didn't deaden the acoustics in the least. In my opinion. I even put the finish on the fret board right over the fret wire. No ill effects that I can notice. That's been going on four years now. I have pics of it on my page, take a look for yourself. Even did a few videos, so you can hear how it sounds.
That would have been the best casescenario. Oh well, maybe next year.
Robin Thompson said:
You know I wanted the Reds to win the division and the Pirates to win the wild card.
Jim Fawcett said:
Well, all I can say after 20 years of having a losing season with the Pirates, Let's go Nats!
When Rob Lackey and Kevin Messenger, and I met and jammed for a few hours at Cooper's Rock in good old WV. I played in DAA (noter & drone) and Rob did finger dancing on the other dulcimer(DAD) and Kevin on the Dulci Banjo tuned DAD also. It sounded great, and no one complained about my drones... in fact Rob did a medley playing noter and drone. When we were jammin, it really bother me that they were in anothercompatibletuning. It blended together nicely.
Three years, doesn't seem that long. Time really does fly when you're having a good time. FOTMD is really a place to have a good time and share in the love of the dulcimer. Thanks Lisa for such a great and friendly place to meet.
Thought I'd highlight this old thread from 2 1/2 yrs ago when we hit 500 members.... good times...
Happy 3rd birthday FOTMD!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-full-sized-Deluxe-Dulcimer-Gig-Bag-carry-case-/110793410439?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19cbcd4787#ht_3380wt_1037 here's a link to a bag like I have Mandy. It has shoulder straps like you want. I got one like it with the dulcimer I just bought. I just ordered another for my other dulcimer.