Location: Vancouver, WA
Country: USA

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Bing Futch


Recently retired.  Photo is of my two George Hendrickson dulcimers that I got in Hampton Roads area circa 1976.  Set up by him as standard dulcimers but VSL is 30"!  

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@foundryrat • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Steeleye Span & John Pearse 1970 ":
"For those who haven't watched, this show seems to be a continuation of a series on making your own "dulcimer" sandwiched in between a few songs by the second..."
@foundryrat • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"Who has experience with virtual, multi-instrument folk festivals today?  Are there instrument specific "booths" or tracks?  To me, and I'm pretty sure the..."
@foundryrat • 2 months ago
@foundryrat is now following @bing-futch

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Bill Robison
05/25/18 06:22:04PM @bill-robison:

I play a lot of solo at local festivals and nursing homes so I was experimenting to see if I could get more volume from the instrument

Ken Longfield
05/21/18 09:07:43PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Foundry Rat. It is good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Benjamin W Barr Jr
05/21/18 07:27:25AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Foundry Rat, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Richard Streib
05/20/18 08:26:46PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Foundryrat to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Those are some might fine looking dulcimers there. Congrats on your retirement and glad you are getting back to playing. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks. Best wishes as you take up your dulcimer journey again.

Jim Fawcett
05/20/18 02:17:40PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Foundryrat, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
05/20/18 12:26:30PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Foundryrat, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.