Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
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Kusani
@kusani • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Clamps for building":
"Sheryl, yep, that can happen.  When one is making their own spool clamps, and build dulcimers with 2" deep bodies, I recommend a minimum of 2 1/2" opening...."
Kusani
@kusani • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Clamps for building":
"As many have said, one can't have too many clamps.  Here are my spool clamps in use: "
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Guitar Strings?":
"Opinions vary on the plain steel, many of us do not like the 'squeak' you get from the wound strings. I don't. There are 'squeakless' base strings that are..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "First Cedar Build":
"I have used cedar before for the soundboard, but this is the first time I have used it for all parts; with the exception of adding African Blackwood as an..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Hickory Haven Dulcimers - So, a Hickory Build":
" Our residence, located in the country, is called Hickory Haven. A local lumber mill which produces 2" x 2" x 48" billets for making tool handles has a..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Commissioned Build Going to Richmond, VA":
"Thanks to all of you.  Your help in these forums was/is very instrumental (pun intended) in where I am in my building hobby. The upcoming build, all cedar,..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Commissioned Build Going to Richmond, VA":
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Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sound Hole Placement":
"Dulci Clan, welcome to the forum!  We have all been where you are in terms of 'starting from scratch'. In fact, I only got into building dulcimers a bit less..."
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Glory" in all her glory":
"Nice work John, very nice. "
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sound Hole Placement":
"Didn't Ken at one time recommend total area of the sound holes be about the equivalent to the area of four quarters, or was it two? Presently I am working..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mercer Museum Zither Replica":
"Nice Ken, somewhat reminiscent of bagpipes....   "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Information about a Change of policy at McSpadden":
"Interesting, in that in another topic we have a discussion about 'tradition'.  Yes, some traditions never change and some do over time. ⌛️"
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do you store your dulcimers?":
"I use one wall in our living room and in my office I use single and double folding stands I make myself. "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"Tom Dooley?    "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "what was your first song on the dulcimer?":
"Amazing Grace. "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago
@kusani is now following @dale-a-penrose
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"Dale, not to fret.... (pun intended).  I have always claimed I am more of a builder than player.  Occasionally my wife, and friends, will recognize a tune..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"Dale, what do you do with your dulcimers?  Commissioned sales? Donations to Charities? Have a Sales Outlet? etc.?"
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"Very nice!!!    Beautiful wood. "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Latest Build":
"Commissioned piece going to Virginia. Walnut sides and bottom with curly maple top. Maple fretboard with African Blackwood overlay. This is ending up as a..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Somewhere over the rainbow":
"I am NOT a lawyer therefore I am offering opinion only.  The 'fair use' Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials copyright law is clear in some aspects and vague in..."

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Noah Aikens
12/01/16 12:37:56PM @noah-aikens:

 Hey I didn't know you lived in sparta! I was wondering, have you tried to see if the dulcimer club in cookeville is still active? There's a number on everything dulcimer, but because they meet (according to the website)when I'm busy, I haven't really bothered to call. Or is there a group in sparta that meets?


Dan
06/16/16 01:23:52PM @dan:

Hi Kusani, in your description you mention a John Maddux dulcimer. Is this the one you use as your avatar? The avatar looks like a Maxwell!

 

DAN


John Keane
01/17/16 08:40:35AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


marg
01/10/16 07:34:56PM @marg:

 Hi,

Thanks for sharing your noter, nice. You are off to a good start, lots of great members here also looking to share.

marg.


Jim Fawcett
01/08/16 03:00:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kusani, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Kusani
01/07/16 10:56:51PM @kusani:

Thanks. :)

 


Ken Longfield
01/07/16 10:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kusani. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Kusani
01/07/16 10:21:47AM @kusani:

Thank all of you for the welcome.  I am in the process of learning to strum, note, and care for my dulcimer.  The wooden pegs need some adjustments and chalking, and it appears my nut will have to be moved a bit to keep the instrument in tune as I move up the scale.  The instrument was made in 1976 and bought that year by my mother who never played it. I am also learning, again, how to read music.  My last experience, other than church, was playing a trombone in high school (no comparison) :) 

 


Karen Keane
01/07/16 06:47:03AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site.  This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas.  I hope you enjoy.


Rob N Lackey
01/06/16 10:27:47PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/06/16 10:26:59PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kusani, 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.

Ben