John Gribble


Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

My Latest Followers:

Ferrator Norm Williams dulcinina Bob Strumelia ole Shenandoah Jan Potts Robin Thompson


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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What In The World Is This?":
"It has the look of a 1970s kit, like those sold by Here, Inc. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tailpiece help please":
"Ken, in that case, a bit of lube is a good idea. None that I've had were ever that tight."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kantele?":
"About the strings-I can't tell for certain, but they look like guitar-type ball end strings. (There were some oddball oversized autoharp ball end strings,..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tailpiece help please":
"Yes, that's a mandolin tailpiece. On mine, I usually lift up from the front edge of the cover to get it off, then slide it back on from the butt end of the..."
John Gribble
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Red is the Rose:
"Wonderful. Genuine music played well. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Cherokee Shuffle
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Instruction books for DAA Noter playing":
"And there's always Jean Richie's The Dulcimer Book, still in print. Plus there's Strumelia's blog:"

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John Gribble


I'm thinking about replacing some Grover friction "patent" violin style...
@John Gribble 3 years ago - Comments: 6
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed

I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of...
@John Gribble 5 years ago - Comments: 12
John Gribble

Mc Spadden or Sweet Woods?

Hello, kind reader(s),I'm considering instruments to get back into...
@John Gribble 5 years ago - Comments: 3

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01/22/19 05:16:29PM @strumelia:

John, your generous patronage of this site is so kind and so appreciated!  flower

08/22/16 06:16:13PM @hugssandi:

I see one of your favorite songs is Hard Times Come Again No More.  It is new to me, and I have been working very hard on it this week.  I can see why you love it so~now I do, too!

08/22/16 10:03:50AM @strumelia:

Hi John, I'm happy to help enable you to donate to the site!   ;D  I'll send you a private message with my address.

02/23/15 03:43:12PM @strumelia:

John thank you so much for becoming a site patron. Received your donation all the way from Tokyo today.

Jill kaiser
02/09/14 02:46:43AM @jill-kaiser:
Ahhhh ok. Im just learning the dulcimer myself. Im not very good thats why i am looking for others to play with. I also dabble in guitar, ukelele and harmonica. Not real good at any of them. Just. So so. Ok well thanks... What are doung all the wY over here in japAn for anyway?
01/31/14 10:29:07AM @marg:


I hope many happy dreams come true for your retirement. Enjoy the dulcimer and it's sweet sound.

Karen Keane
01/06/14 07:53:17PM @karen-keane:
Pull up a chair and stay awhile. It's a great site. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.
Karen Keane
01/05/14 10:10:16AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Ken Longfield
01/04/14 08:02:14PM @ken-longfield:

John, welcome to FOTMD. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

John Keane
01/04/14 07:50:15PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
01/04/14 07:35:14PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey John, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
01/04/14 05:08:10PM @rob-n-lackey:

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


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/04/14 05:06:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi John, 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.