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 • one week ago • comments: 49
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering 2019.:
"Well, that looked like more fun than grown people should be allowed to have. Dulcimer heaven. I wish I could have been there. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: 2nd Dulcimer Build
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Transition from standard to baritone dulcimer :
"I suggest you not be too hasty in trying to make your bari easy to play. You need some tension and mass to get those low notes going. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings to use on newly acquired dulcimer ":
"Hello, Mark. Others with more dulcimer experience than I have will probably pipe in. But a good place to start might be a packaged set, or at least those..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?":
"Both those look like very nice instruments. The Merlin/Woodrow fretting system allows for two octaves (major scale only) when one plays across the strings...."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?":
"A modified octave mandolin/Irish bouzouki might be a possible solution. Unwanted frets can be removed and the slots filled. You could choose whether to..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering Update":
"Ah, I wish I could be there."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @dan: Other instruments (East Tennessee Cittern)
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"Very nice, Jan. One of my favorites, too."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buzzing middle & base string when fretted on 2nd fret":
"Ken is right. It sounds to me like the third fret is the bad guy. As instruments age, frets can become uneven because of wear or the finger board drying out...."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @sam-edelston: Shake, Rattle, and Roll (and Strum!)
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Question on floating vs. fixed nut:
"On most dulcimers the nut is glued. The bridge can be either fixed (glued) or "floating," held in place by string tension. A glued nut is the standard for..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Mill Mill O:
"Nice work!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on The Wind and Rain:
"Very nicely done. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Hummel - strumelia

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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
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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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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