Forum Activity for @slate-creek-dulcimers

Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
08/11/19 11:12:05AM
12 posts

Dulcimer tuning problem


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

When we were at the Berea Gathering Warren mentioned he uses a custom intonation, but he also now uses a floating bridge so you can move it to compensate for Dad. From the photo it appears yours has a fixed bridge. But like you've already figured out, it was likely set up for Daa.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
07/13/19 08:19:41PM
12 posts

Ebony versus Micarta Fretboard on McSpadden Dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I wouldn't want it on one of my dulcimores, but I have been thinking about making some blue jean micarta for the fretboard of a mandolin I'm slowly getting finished.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
06/16/19 07:40:17PM
12 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

Thanks everyone. I usually just increase as my legs and feet allow. Having a bit of paralysis in my legs sometimes I have to cut the day short, sometimes I surprise myself. But I'll take it slow and easy.
Mountains, mud and rocks here @robert-schuler .
When I was up to 10 miles a day I had a road bike rider go with me on a 7 mile ride. He ain't been back. Lol!
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
06/16/19 07:10:26PM
12 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

Two miles on the fatbike today. Had to push about 1/4 mile of it. I'll gradually increase by about 1/2 mile per day until I get back to 8 to 10 miles.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
06/14/19 11:36:19AM
12 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

I'm going to have to get back to riding my fatbike. Been a while and I miss it.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
04/29/19 02:41:32PM
12 posts

Preferred String Tension


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm probably the odd man out here. I hate the feel of loose feeling strings. If I'm chording 15# tension feels ok but playing noter/drone I prefer 17-20# tension. 
But I also have different dulcimers for different tunings so the string tension stays pretty much the same on all of them.

Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
04/15/19 10:26:16AM
12 posts

Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?


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

Thanks for the plug Ken. Unfortunately I'm not building the Strumdrop American Cittern at this time. In my few years absence from building I have lost my jig/form for building them and haven't got around to making another.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
09/27/18 01:03:54PM
12 posts

Guitar Strings?


Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!

Along the lines of what Ken and Dusty said....... I figure most dulcimers would benefit from a custom string set instead of a generic set.
Different scale lengths are a major factor and then some we all have our favorite string tension. And as you also learned we all have a preferred tone we like.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
06/21/15 11:26:24PM
12 posts

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