Randy, I get the bumps bad sometimes. And have, finally, learned not to fret over it. (No pun intended.) They always go away. Until they come back. haha A trick that works for me sometimes is to lighten up with my right hand and the left hand usually relaxes some, too, and I note smoother. I enjoy my diatonics and I enjoy the dulcimers with the 6.5, too-- there's just some times I want that fret!
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