Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions
Hi! New member here. First, thank you to Richard Streib and Ken Longfield who sent me welcoming messages before I even realized I'd been accepted as a member. I think I'm going to like it here.
I've always loved the sound of the dulcimer (but who doesn't?) and recently had the opportunity to acquire a kit that someone started, made some mistakes and gave up. I've resolved to salvage the instrument and try to make music. But, I'm wondering where to place the bridge. I read an old FOTMD forum thread and it said to measure to the middle of the seventh fret and double that distance. Is that correct?
Also, I understand that dulcimers are tuned to either DAD or DAA. Is one preferred over the other?
Thanks for any guidance you can provide.