John Gribble

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Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @dan: dsc02110 800
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer:
""The Flying Noter"!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Mississippi Sawyer
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one week 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 • one week 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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Mirk, the Midnight Hour
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: One Wife is Enough for Me
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @dulcimermaid: East Virginia
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "Mc PHEARSON'S LAMENT" - Hummel
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a music item created by @magictime: Coleman's March
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on "LUMPY CUSTARD MAZURKA" - Hummel:
"I like that a lot. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"Very nice. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If I Had a Hammer (dulcimer) but no left-hand":
"A few lessons probably wouldn't be a bad thing..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Old topic about wood and new McSpadden, need help.":
"Hi. Those are tough choices to make, aren't they. I don't think there would be a huge tone difference between the cherry and walnut. They both tend towards a..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Well, there's a pretty thing!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @magictime: Why I chose meantone fretting on my Thomas reproduction
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @dan: dsc01944 800
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"Those are pretty pegs (maple?) and match the caps on the scroll. But I'm a believer in geared pegs, I'm afraid. I've replaced friction pegs on two dulcimers..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: 002
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Sherry! Oh, my. Saké, rice wine, is the commonly-used ingredient here. I'm sensitive to alcohol, so we substitute vinegar or lemon juice for it...."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Thanks, @dusty-turtle!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"@robin-thompson, no, I don't think so. It is very typical of Japanese pop songs of the era (early '60s). A little later--according to Wikipedeia, the lyrics..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"That's a wonderful song, @Ariane and @@robin-thompson. It is still popular in Japan. According to my wife Miwako, it is a "lost love" song, with the singer..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Testing Lacquer v Polyurethane:
"I think there are too many variable other than the finish materials for there to be any definitive conclusions to be made. After all, no two instruments are..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Long, Long Ago:
"Nice job, David. And a good-sounding instrument. Consider "singing the words," even silently, as you play. You'll get a sense of where to give the tune some..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Day by Day (multi-track dulcimer):
"Beautiful."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Ebenezer
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: The Girl I Left Behind Me
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mes Parents Veulent Plus Me Voir:
"Super! Thanks."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months 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 months 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..."

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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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