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Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
05/08/18 01:01:06PM
6 posts

Restringing a scroll head?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Thanks everyone for all the help!  It took a couple tries, but I got it.  The next time should be much easier!

Noah

Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
05/06/18 01:49:44PM
6 posts

Restringing a scroll head?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Hi all,

I put some planetary tuners on my 1973 McSpadden scroll head dulcimer yesterday.  The installation went fine, but I'm having a Dickens of a time trying to figure out how to restring it, though.

Any videos or charts you can point me to?

To be clear, I know how to wind on a string and which string goes to which tuner.  What is stumping me is how to channel the strings so that they are not rubbing on each other.

Thanks!

Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
05/04/18 01:25:49PM
6 posts

McSpadden Baritone Dulcimers


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I dropped one of my McSpadden Dulcimers off at Dusty Strings in Seattle yesterday to have it converted to a baritone.  I'm looking forward to its new sound!

Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
05/01/18 05:42:06PM
6 posts

McSpadden Baritone Dulcimers


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Hi all,

I'm relatively new to playing the dulcimer.  I currently have a couple of standard length McSpadden dulcimers--one from 2013 and one from 1973.  I'm thinking about getting a baritone or bass dulcimer at some point in order to sing along with (I have a deep voice).

Does anyone have any experience with McSpadden's baritone dulcimers?  If so, was it a positive or negative experience?  

Thanks!

 

Noah

Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
05/01/18 05:39:24PM
6 posts

Cigar Box Guitars


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Beautiful work!  Did you fret them more like a dulcimer or like a guitar?