John Gribble

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Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

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Norm Williams dulcinina Bob Strumelia ole Shenandoah Jan Potts Robin Thompson

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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Butternut/Cherry Sow Hogfiddle:
"That is a beauty, no doubt. I am also impressed with the side-mounted zither pins. An all-round impressive job."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Friction peg replacement":
"If you have the "mechanical" friction pegs with the tension screws, and the screws won't tighten enough to hold the strings in tune, it means the plastic peg..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Glitch with Graphics":
"I had the same experience as Kevin on my Mac, OS Mohave, Safari. Clicking on the image, I got a large version. Clicking on the text, the file went to..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"Several people asked to see the article, so here it is. Niles was a colorful character and arguably an important American artist. It is interesting he..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"Robin, virtually all John Jacob Niles's recordings have his dulcimer-playing on them. He used his dulcimers strictly for song accompaniment. They were huge,..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Ball End Strings: What End Pins?:
"My Warren May dulcimer uses ball end strings which thread through holes in the endblock. The endblock extends above the top of the fretboard. The holes are..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Capo?:
"There are special dulcimer capos. They clamp to the side of the fretboard. A couple makers offer them. Ron Ewing's are highly thought of."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on 11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I:
"Thank you. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett:
11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I

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John Gribble

Pegheads?


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
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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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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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