Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
4 weeks ago
1,616 posts

A lot of people who use straps tile the dulcimer slightly upward so that the bottom doesn't sit flat on their lap, thus enabling the back to vibrate more freely.  That makes a noticeable difference in volume, and perhaps a slight difference in tone as well.




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jal
@jal
4 weeks ago
3 posts

I hadnt thought of that, thanks for the reply. 

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 weeks ago
2,006 posts

No, as I don't use straps.  However, it may seem different because you aren't pressing down on the instrument so firmly, and thus allowing it to vibrate more.

jal
@jal
4 weeks ago
3 posts

I have a new to me Folkcraft, took it to a luthier and had strap buttons put on it. I swear it sounds different now. Has anyone experienced this? TiA.