Forum Activity for @slate-creek-dulcimers

Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
09/26/19 07:34:58AM
13 posts

It’s about your neck...


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

I would think it is fixable. You're just gonna have to determine a way to put a dip in the fretboard instead of a hump.
Most dulcimers with a full length fretboard will keep relief, or a dip in the fretboard under tension due to string tension. The problem with this style fretboard is the partial length transfers the tension it's getting from the strings to the soundboard and sides and it will sometimes make the problem worse because the tension will tend to lift the rear end of the fretboard.
You'll likely need to pull the frets and use a hand plane or handheld sander to remove some material to make a dip, or some sandpaper and elbow grease and time.
Slate Creek Dulcimers
@slate-creek-dulcimers
08/11/19 11:12:05AM
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 posts

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