Greg Gunner

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Location: Riga, MI
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Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"Don, There are a couple of differences that haven't been mentioned yet.   1. Some noter-drone players prefer to have their strings raised a little higher..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Apple Dulcimer tone/sound":
"Richard, I'm glad you are happy with the sound of your June Apple model dulcimer.  Mine is similar to the one you have with the following exceptions: Mine..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on I, IV, V chords:
"To answer the second question you posed. If you are in a different tuning, the location of the notes changes on the fretboard.  For example, a D chord is..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on I, IV, V chords:
"Without getting too complicated I will attempt to answer your questions.  The I, IV, and V chords are the most frequently used chords in folk or traditional..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Leonard Glenn dulcimers:
"Kevin's work is excellent.  I've collected some of his historic reproductions.  You will be very pleased with his work.  Be sure to follow up with your..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Leonard Glenn dulcimers:
"I own one of Leonard's dulcimers and have owned a couple by his son, Clifford, as well.  The intonation is spot on all the way up the fretboard.  I think..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite soundhole shape?":
"For a traditional dulcimer the classic Dutch Heart soundhole is my favorite, but as others have already said the choice really has to please only one person...."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Ralph Lee Smith Interview Podcast":
"I've attached a link to a podcast interview someone did with Ralph Lee Smith.  It is basically a summary of the mountain dulcimer's history and Ralph's..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Smiley Kylie - first draft:
"Your daughter is beautiful, and she now has a beautiful song named after her.  What a wonderful tribute from father to daughter."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY):
"It sounds to me that the organizers are making an effort to repeat and share a unique experience they had this past spring.  It can't be denied that most..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Leonard Glenn Dulcimer:
"If you can locate him, Paul Dolce is the man to talk to if you are still planning on building a replica of Leonard Glenn's dulcimers.  A couple of years back..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blue Lion Dulcimers !!":
"Jill, good luck in your search for a Jean Ritchie model Blue Lion.  I presently own two Blue Lion dulcimers, a Jean Ritchie model and an Acoustic Jam..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "bagpipe drone.":
"I'm with Skip on this one.  Strings are inexpensive and easily replaced.  Replace the .014 gauge with a .012 gauge.   "

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Beech Mountain Dulcimers Millard and Smith Oliver?


What do we know about Millard Oliver and his brother, Smith Oliver?...
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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
@Banjimer 4 years ago - Comments: 4
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Frank Proffitt's Grandfather and Civil War Tunes


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Phyllis Gaskins New Book Is Out


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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


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11/15/17 07:49:34PM @greg-gunner:

I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of the larger bodied dulcimers.  The sound falls somewhere in between.  You could probably describe it as a balance between the two.  Keep in mind that Carl and his staff at June Apple Dulcimers manufacture several different models of dulcimers and dulcimer ancestors.  The June Apple model has a somewhat smaller size than other models made by June Apple, so it's not surprising that the sound is somewhat closer to traditional than it is to guitar-like.  June Apple also makes a larger-bodied dulcimer.  I don't have personal experience with the larger model, but I would assume that its sound is more resonant and similar to other dulcimers with wider, deeper soundboxes.  In short, the difference in sound is more  a combination of volume and resonance.  Everything else being equal, smaller-bodied dulcimers have less volume and less resonance.  Larger-bodied dulcimers have more volume and more resonance.  Other factors to consider are the type of wood used, particularly the soundboard (top), and the thickness of the top, back, and sides.  I'm not a builder.  A builder would be more qualified than I to describe the various factors affecting the sound of any given dulcimer.


Richard Streib
11/15/17 06:23:59PM @richard-streib:

Greg,

I saw a post almost a year old about your June Apple dulcimer. How do you like it?

What is the sound like? I tend to prefer more traditional rather than guitar like.

Thanks.


ed st.jean
10/04/13 03:58:45PM @ed-stjean:

hey Greg on an august post you mentioned you had a TMB case from Colorado case you were selling .available? if not any idea of a part number or description from Colorado Case ? ED


Ralph Lee Smith
08/01/13 08:01:16AM @ralph-lee-smith:

Greg,

Thanks so much for your two messages regarding the Mattesons and the Nathan Hicks Dulcimer. I have just returned from a couple of weeks of teaching, at Western Carolina University and John C. Campbell Folk School, and am busy catching up! I'll take a look at the You Tube segment soon.


Kevin Messenger
07/27/13 04:29:07PM @kevin-messenger:

Greg thanks for the interest. The Prichard is 350.00, plus shipping. I ask for a third down to cover costs and the balance is due when ready to ship. I look forward to talking with you more about the possibility of building you a Prichard , they are great sounding instruments, and are exact copies of the originals. Thanks Kevin.


mary e frantz
07/22/12 05:20:43PM @mary-e-frantz:

Thanks GregI will check them out do you by any chance know a an intermediate instructor around here thanks again mary


Bill Lewis
08/31/09 10:48:58AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome Greg
razyn
08/31/09 10:21:33AM @razyn:
Glad you made it over -- now join us in the Dulcimer Ancestors group, and we'll solve the mysteries of the universe. Or something.Dick
Strumelia
08/30/09 05:12:39PM @strumelia:
Welcome Greg!! :D