Forum Activity for @dulcimer-dave

Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/15/19 10:13:15AM
10 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


OFF TOPIC discussions

Thank you folks,  She mostly sleeps under an old Magnolia tree nowadays. And Strumelia, she is a sweet girl. When our Daughter was little, and had her buddies around, Callie would watch and herd them, if she thought they were in danger. Here is a photo of her and her best pal, Mouse.  Mouse doesn't like her photo taken, as she is roughly 16 lbs and has body shaming issue.


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Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/14/19 11:02:28PM
10 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


OFF TOPIC discussions

This is my old girl, Callie. Found her wandering alongside the road 13 years ago. She is by far th best dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing my home with. In this photo she’s 14, and this was taken a year ago. She’s a very old lady now, and I know it’s just a matter of time, but I told her when I found her, she could live with us as long as she wanted.

i have two cats as well, and the older one bonded with Callie as a kitten. The other night I came home, and in my headlights in the driveway, I see the two of them walking together with the cat nudging Callie away from the hedgerow and back into the center of the path she was on. Good pets are good friends.


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Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/09/19 10:31:29PM
10 posts

Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?


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

Dusty,

The red dulcimer on the right in my profile pic is a homemade one that was started in the 40’s, but never completed. I have what I need to finish it, and hope I have the skills but it is quite a bit smaller than my other two, I can’t wait to hear it sing.

Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/09/19 02:19:21PM
10 posts

Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?


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

Hi Patricia,

Ken Longfield told me that Howard was still building (or maybe it was Bing).  I have not been in contact with him, but I have had conversations with Richard Ash of Folkcraft instruments. I called him after I heard him on your show! Unabashed plug: Hearts of the Dulcimer is an EXCELLENT podcast....everyone should give it a listen.

 

Dave

Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/09/19 06:36:41AM
10 posts

Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?


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

Elvensong - and a beauty she is! I bought mine off of craigslist, in the ad it’s said “my Dad bought this years ago and it’s been hanging on his wall ever since”, I think I paid $60.00 for it ( plus $10.00 shipping). It had no strings, I found some info on the internet on what strings  were required, installed them, tuned it, strummed and was very happy at the sound it made. Learned a little more about Dulcimers noodled a lot and didn’t realize how Large it was until I came across a standard dulcimer. Brought her to Tom Fellenbaum ( an outstanding luthier and all around nice guy) and had the 6 1/2 and 1 1/2 half installed opening up my world to the blues. This summer I had the pleasure of taking a class with and spending some time with Bing Futch who’s pretty darn good teacher!

Recently, I acquired my standard dulcimer and decided to string my FolkRoots as a Baritone... sweet and loud! I am very much a student, but they give me great pleasure! Dave


updated by @dulcimer-dave: 01/09/19 06:38:34AM
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/08/19 10:39:14PM
10 posts

Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?


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

Hi Patricia, 

sorry about being late to the party, but I have a Folkroots made in 1974: the label inside says RR&J, Ruggs Ruggs and Jaekel, I believe. It is a behemoth! It is the one on the left in my profile pic.

Dave

Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/08/19 10:32:10PM
10 posts

Inexpensive short dulcimer


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

Hi Lisa,

 

i have a Naylor Dulcimer, pre buyout, and I just acquired it. The instrument has a very nice sound and I find it easy to play. I also have a early Folkroots that is a behemoth. I just completed restring on both, ( thank you Ken)And I very much like the sound and sustain of both of them.


updated by @dulcimer-dave: 01/08/19 10:33:34PM
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
12/21/18 11:00:42PM
10 posts

Black Mountain vs Walnut Valley


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you both very much for your responses, now let’s see if th USPS can get it here in time for Christmas!

Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
12/20/18 10:22:38PM
10 posts

Black Mountain vs Walnut Valley


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Howdy all,

I’m in the market for a new instrument ( because when are we not?) and I found a couple I like. One was made in the 90’s by a company named Walnut Valley. I find very little info on them, but it is a gorgeous instrument. And I’d love to know more about them.

The other is a Black Mountain model 58D, I can find plenty on them and it too is a beautiful Dulcimer...but it may be sold, will find out this weekend. So, if you could only buy one of these ....Which would it be and why? Thank you in advance for your expertise and Merry Christmas to all.

 

Dave


updated by @dulcimer-dave: 12/21/18 12:55:04PM
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
01/26/17 04:31:35PM
10 posts

How did you first discover the mountain dulcimer?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

At Merlefest in 2004, heard an old fella playing what he referred to as his "Hog Fiddle". Fell in love with the sound and spent six months looking for a "Hog Fiddle". Finally rescued an old (number 3) Folkways from 1973 that someone had hanging on their wall. Used to belong to their Dad but it'd hung there for ten years, no one played it and would I like it. We negotiated a good price and I am still playing that instrument today. It needs refinishing, and lately I've gotten the idea that I'd like to build them as well. I also love to hand the instrument to kids too and watch their faces light up when they can make "music" without having to learn complicated chord forms.