John Gribble

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Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Unknown maker":
"But what a cool instrument!. I'll bet it has an interesting sound."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Day by Day (multi-track dulcimer):
"Beautiful."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Ebenezer
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on The Girl I Left Behind Me:
"That zinggy sound of the noter is great! Love it."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: The Girl I Left Behind Me
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mes Parents Veulent Plus Me Voir:
"Super! Thanks."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Getting back into my Dulcimer":
"Welcome back to music-making, Gary! I came back to dulcimer a little before retiring and have enjoyed it very much. I have also enjoyed the company of the..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rugg and Jackel inlays?":
"Those inlay are pre-cut. I don't know where they came from originally (maybe Germany or Italy), but were sold in the US by Vitali Imports in Southern..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"@robin-thompson One of the things that make Pegheds attractive is they do look very much like wooden friction pegs. Had I been more patient, Chuck, the man..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: Fáinne Geal An Lae (The Dawning of the Day)
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need Help Identifying a Dulcimer":
"I'm going to guess that the label reads. "J. Titus" and that 1970 is the year it was made. It is typical of a lot of amateur, kit, and crafts fair artisan..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Five Miles from Town
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Wood Choice - Food For Thought:
"That was fun. Thanks. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars built a beautiful and, I asume, good-sounding guitar out of a shipping pallet some years ago. C.F. Martin..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Old Molly Hare
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: Walnut Thomas replica dulcimore with oil finish
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Appalshop's 1977 movie "Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers" :
"Wonderful! Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on documentary on the dulcimer from Lexington Public Library:
"Thank you for ferreting that out and posting it. A very nice little film."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Newspaper
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "the duo of Kathy and Carol":
"That was great! I remember them from the Ash Grove and other venues in Southern California "back in the day." I especially remembr their versions of Carter..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Well, I'm falling in love all over again with my Kevin Messenger teardrop dulcimer (see my avatar). I installed a set of Pegheds on it last week, and now I..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"Thank you for the new photos. That really is an imaginative but tastefully-done spin on traditional design. The tuners are the same style as were common on..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"Steven Berger: Whoever built it did a very nice job! I agree. It is a little unconventional, but a nicely done piece of work. It would be nice to see a..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Expensive hobby in the UK. Looks like I'm buying a lathe :D:
"ConnorC:   Believe it or not, she is currently playing with a metal finger pick on her index finger and using it as a noter because she “doesn’t have..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @sean-belt: What'll We Do With The Baby-O
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Silly Bill
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Fiddler A Dram
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Looks like we’re joining the noter group. :
"The Lorinda Jones book/CD "Dulcimer a la Mode" and the Jean Richie books are excellent sources of information on modes and re-tuning, should you wish to..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (ONLINE!!):
"Well, I'm certainly looking forward to it. I'll only be attending the concert and the first day, but I hope to take away some things to keep me busy."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: Checkerboard Tennessee Music Box
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Teardrop Dulcimer plans with shorter VSL:
"You could have a photocopy of the plans made reduced to 93% of the original size. Then remeasure the drawing. That should give you a plan for an instrument..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "VSL Breakpoint Angles, Radiuses, and Excess String Lengths":
"I guess I'll have to install some braces to my banjo head so I can properly call that little wooden thingie the strings sit on a bridge. Here I've been wrong..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thomas reproductions (Messenger/Knopf/other?)":
"A vote for Kevin here, only because I have and love one of his instruments. It's a teardrop, though, not a Thomas."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Prodigal Son
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Early One Sunday
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle

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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: 3

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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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