Forum Activity for @msmouce

Msmouce
@msmouce
01/21/19 06:39:28PM
3 posts

The Drifting Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

Sheryl St. Clare:

Sir Walter Wally made the call here in North Carolina. We're due for an early spring. flower

We're not that far from you here in extreme southeast VA. Did you think you had an early spring last year?

Msmouce
@msmouce
01/21/19 06:33:13PM
3 posts

Using a non-dulcimer case for a case?


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

Rob N Lackey:

Well, I used a burlap mail sack for a while. 

I'd be happy to use the burlap but just don't have any handy right now. You might be surprised at some of the things I've used (some not so happy though). grin

 

Msmouce
@msmouce
01/19/19 12:08:59PM
3 posts

My First String Change....Whew!!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken Hulme:

Until you get a capo, you can use a short strip of blue painter's tape to hold the loop in place while you change a string.  Probably best not to remove ALL the strings at once.  Pull one, replace one... and repeat. If the bridge is not in a slot on top the fretboard, and you remove all the strings, getting the bridge back in the correct place to the nearest millimeter can be a major problem.

I'm really glad I saw your post, Ken. I always used to remove all the strings on my guitar when I changed them out because it also gave me the opportunity to give the fretboard a good cleaning more easily. I have to remember this when I get ready to replace my dulcimer strings!