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11/19/20 12:45:13PM @kazhell:

Thank you everyone for the welcomes. I recently acquired a Dulcimer Factory travel dulcimer. I thought I was buying it for the grandkids for when they ask to play my McSpadden, but I find I'm rather charmed with it. I have damage to my thumb joints and the reach is so much easier on me. It needs cleaned and new strings. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping for help with.

1. The bridge is 'canted' with what appears to be a small peg under the D string. Does anyone know if this is factory or an adjustment someone made?

2. There are low and high holes in the tuning pegs and some strings are wound in the lower and some in the higher. Which is right when I re-string?

I was also curious about string gauge on the shorter VSL, but I've already ordered a set of 'John Pearse® Plucked' and I'm hoping they'll work.

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/19/20 10:25:16AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kazhell, 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.


Rob N Lackey
11/18/20 07:06:04AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Kazhell, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.


Ken Longfield
11/16/20 01:20:09PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Kazhell. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
11/15/20 07:34:37PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kazhell, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
11/15/20 07:28:39PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Kazhell to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of friendly folks who love the dulcimer. Look around and see what we are all about. Ask questions, join the discussions, make music, and meet many new dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.