John Gribble

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Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pallet Dulcimore:
"Pallet Dulcimore by Dan Cox,   #13-20 For a couple of years I’ve had the wants for one of “Dulcimore Dan” Cox’s traditional instruments. I admire the..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one week ago • comments: 14
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: Banks Of The Lee - Irish folk melody
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Hi, Terry, You've found a good therapist with the dulcimer. Enjoy. I'm practicing classical guitar for the first time in many years. My adult son in..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Simple Gifts Bass
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on tightening a pickup jack:
"In theory it should work fine. Tightening those things is often troublesome, especially if the jack isn't mounted on a plate of some sort. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago
@john-gribble is now following @forums
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pallet Dulcimore:
"This one is now a Japanese resident. Thanks, Dan. She's beautiful.  I'm really pleased. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Nylon-string dulcimer for sale $260":
"I recently received a beautiful new dulcimore from Dan Cox, shipped from Tennessee to Tokyo through the USPS. The charge was $80.00 amd Japanese customs..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @traildad: Wildwood Flower
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Tim Eriksen playing MD and singing sacred harp
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Early CapriTaurus Dulcimer ":
"What a nice looking instrument. I would tune it DAA low to high and play it in the traditional noter or finger dance style. The Hearts of the Dulcimer film..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: I Trata
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @bill-arnold: #34 inlay
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Wayfaring Stranger
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Jethro Amburgey Dulcimer":
"Hi, Strumelia. Yes, Tim and I connected. I've promised him the Amburgey instrumnet I have. It is a little fragile and I plan to carry to him at least partway..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia: Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on nylon strings on mt dulcimer (a failed experiment):
"Stewart McCormick: But what about high tension nylon/gut strings on a banjo dulcimer/banjammer? I use nylgut (artificial gut) strings on my two..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on nylon strings on mt dulcimer (a failed experiment):
"I rather like that sound. It reminds me of lute. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer repair question":
"I suspect someone who didn't know better forced the brads down to hold the strings in place while tuning. A bad move, and probably not done by the maker."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer repair question":
"You know, unless the pins/brads/nails are loose, you don't have a problem. Typically they aren't driven all the way in, but leave a small amount of the shaft..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Pallet Dulcimore:
"That's a good-looking piece of work!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @dan: dsc02160 800
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Samanthra":
"Try DAC. I don't know which style you're playing in, but with the "melody" string tuned to G, the #1 note of the scale is on the 4th fret. That puts you in..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"ex machina: John Gribble: I believe that is a Korean-made instrument from the 19760s. The binding and center strip on the back are very guitar-like...."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Unknown maker":
"Strumelia: Fascinating dulcimer!  Obviously some care was put into designing it. I suspect the lower sound holes were originally "f" style sound holes like..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"I believe that is a Korean-made instrument from the 19760s. The binding and center strip on the back are very guitar-like. It's quite pretty, isn't it!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @dan: dsc02110 800
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer:
""The Flying Noter"!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Mississippi Sawyer
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone know what kind of pick this is?":
"I can't help with your particular pick, either. But for dulcimer I like big straight-edged triangle picks too. I've settled on thin or medium thickness..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I ordered my own dulcimer ":
"I'm sure you'll get a fine quality instrument. He's made enough of the things to know what he's doing!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Mirk, the Midnight Hour
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: One Wife is Enough for Me
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @dulcimermaid: East Virginia

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John Gribble

Pegheads?


I'm thinking about replacing some Grover friction "patent" violin style...
@John Gribble 4 years ago - Comments: 6
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed


I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of...
@John Gribble 6 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 6 years ago - Comments: 2

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Strumelia
01/29/20 06:38:28PM @strumelia:

John, thank you SO much for your generous support of our site!  inlovedulcimerbowdown


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

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


hugssandi
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!


Strumelia
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.


Strumelia
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?
marg
01/31/14 10:29:07AM @marg:

Welcome,

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.

Ken

"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.

Rob


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.

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