What's fer dinner?
OFF TOPIC discussions
Dusty. - I am glad you chose Boar’s Head, probably the most healthy brand of meat unless you raised the Turkey yourself !!
Dusty, just to be clear I am not having issues with my McCafferty dulcimer. I was just checking the dime and nickel trick. I love my McCafferty dulcimer and I always get great compliments on the looks/quality from other players. Terry is having a sale this weekend, but I did not act quick enough and the one I wanted is sold out. Snooze and you Loose!!
regarding the dime and nickel - on my McCafferty dulcimer the dime at first fret is very tight and the string needs to rise ever so slightly to get the dime under it. At the 7th fret the nickel is loose fitting with the string just over the nickel with out touching. So should I be concerned. This appears to be equal with all strings. I also do not hear any buzzing unless I do not push down on the string correctly. When people say they get buzzing, is that with plucking open string or fretting them?
I would think that eventually the hole will elongate from the tension of the sting pulling the ball end into the wood. The pin holds the ball end in place away from the wood. However I am not a luthier...
Dusty, I looked at the Northeastern group and there is very little activity there and is is not current. This whole site seems to have a lot of old posts and perhaps this is what leads to little activity. Perhaps I am wrong but from what I am seeing it is a little discouraging