Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret
Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions
Hmmm, I am making sure about my technique and your article is GREAT in describing finger positioning. For the most part, I learned the correct way but do get lazy. That does help. Weird, that when I am lazy the other two dulcimers (another McSpadden and a Black Mountain) are not SO sensitive. Jim did recut the bridge slots and the nut looks good. However, it is still different than the other McSpadden so I did the floss. Both technique and flossing it, tee hee, helped some. Still kind of there from time to time.
This dulcimer has such a great “sound” that I really don’t want to replace it. That is why I shipped it in the first place. I am sure there is an answer. I really appreciate your input.
I will be interested to find out what Jim Woods says. I do respect his opinion.
I may floss some more. That makes total sense. That problem was not there UNTIL I changed the strings.