Ken Hulme

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Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 19 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on any tips on making a replacement bridge :
"Jimmy -- Those StewMac bone bridges aren't nearly large enough for a Hughes kit.  Those kits have a 3/4" tall fretboard that does not run full length.  The..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"Msmouce -- if you read down one post from your last one, you'll see that I explained to @Pondoro how to adjust the action height to the "Nickel & Dime". "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"Set a dime alongside the first fret.  The strings should just touch the dime.  Sand the bottom off of the nut until they do.  Balance a nickel on top of the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on any tips on making a replacement bridge :
"A good hard wood -- like maple -- is better than a soft wood like pine.  Oak is OK so is walnut.  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hughes kits:
"As John said -- cheap plywood. All the Hughes kits were made from the same materials.  Back in the day I built several of those kits.  I would not say they..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on any tips on making a replacement bridge :
"All you need is a scrap of wood about 1/4" thick x 2" long x tall enough.  The wood has to be arranged so that the line of the grain goes across the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Vsl vs hand size:
"I'm not a chord player -- but I did sleep in a Motel 6 once....! The Strother's Chord Wizard is pretty simple and comprehensive and will show you several..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 days ago • comments: 44
Posted a new Comment on Let’s Discuss Volume :
"… our secret, Dusty!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My First String Change....Whew!!":
"Until you get a capo, you can use a short strip of blue painter's tape to hold the loop in place while you change a string.  Probably best not to remove ALL..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 44
Posted a new Comment on Let’s Discuss Volume :
"  Hi.  My name is Ken...and I'm a dulcimer pervert...  Once a year; just once, I play a dulcimer that has a 6+ fret.... Still playin' Noter & Drone..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Where can I buy a quill?:
"You want Turkey, Goose, or Swan wing primary feathers.  Goose/Swan I often find around ponds.  You don't care about the vane parts, just the shaft..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 44
Posted a new Comment on Let’s Discuss Volume :
"Yeah, yeah!!!  That's my only dulcimer with a 6+ fret.  It was made by my mentor builder friend Til Holloway, out in Prescott, AZ, who has since passed away,..."
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