Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
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Kusani
@kusani • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"I believe the nice thing about music and instruments, any music and instruments, is there is ample room for those wishing to preserve the 'traditional' and..."
Kusani
@kusani • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mel Bay's "Dulcimer Sessions" articles have all disappeared?":
"Very interesting article.... thank you!!!"
Kusani
@kusani • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Suggested Strings for MD":
"Selah, you are getting good advice and the members here are very knowledgable and have help me tremendously. From a personal perspective, I don't really care..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Player - Do sound holes significantly affect sound?":
"Thanks Ken, easy way for the novice builder to work with sound hole design.   "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Player - Do sound holes significantly affect sound?":
"Ken, can you share you thoughts regarding number of sq. " per surface area of the top of the instrument? For example hourglass shape will have different..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a fret":
"There are pliers specifically designed to remove frets, some builders may use a very thin knife, working it across the length of the fret on both sides, some..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's in a NAME???":
"The name of my last build is VERY descriptive!  I experimented with a couple stains and it failed; hence named: The Ugly One.   Despite appearance, it sounds..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"A Sonometer is a device for demonstrating the relationship between the frequency of the sound produced by a plucked string, and the tension, length and mass..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollow Fingeboards?":
"Multiple tablesaw cuts."
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do you use for end pins?":
"I use, a lot of the time, silver colored 1 1/4" brass flooring nails.  They are inexpensive and also come with a gold finish and are available at Lowe's and..."
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"Well, there is no logical explanation, at least I don't have one.  But, the tuning problem was solved by adding a piece of fret material directly in front..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"It is a slotted bridge. This is the most recent dulcimer I have built. If I do need a full floating bridge, I might even cut a long slot in the fretboard at..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"It is off enough my relatively 'unprofessional ear' can tell. I don't know how else to describe it other than it takes very little adjustment on the tuner to..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"Thanks for the suggestions; the frets are square and parallel.  I have changed strings as a long shot but no help. It appears the floating bridge is the only..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Tuning Mystery":
"4 string dulcimer, 27" vsl, melody strings 1 & 2 .012; string 3 .014, string 4 .020.   Problem: when tuned ddaD all strings are in tune when open...."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Meeting to buy a 2007 mcspadden ginger labeled gwr ":
"Ditto on 'grain pattern'"
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Friends of Don Neuhauser Needed":
"I have just been in touch with Don's wife, via email. I was hoping to discuss his building a true replica of a TMB a few years ago.  She replied "He isn't..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thinking About Buying a Ban Jammer":
"The bridge and nut may be set up....just be sure he installs 4 tuners so you have that flexibility. "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Showing support for FOTMD ?":
"Folks, I am one of the newest members here and this forum has already been invaluable in helping me learn about both building and playing a dulcimer.  Let's..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Florida friends":
"Good to hear all the way around. :)  "
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Press":
"Irene, it may help to to know I lay the fretboard on my workbench and lightly tap one end of a fret in a fret groove (making sure it is aligned properly);..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Fret Press":
"Some of you asked about my using a press I have for assembling turned pens/pencils as a fret press.  I have made one modification which may be of interest...."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Kumbaya:
"That dulcimer was burl maple.  Thank you. "
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Audio files not working for me":
"May not be of help in this case, but I'm on a MacBook Air, Chrome browser, all audio works fine. "
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "And then peace fell.....":
"Great story.     hmmm people go asleep when I play also..... "
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Build #9":
"Thank you all.  As this is my first 6 string, I have no ideal how it should sound.  Others hearing it say it sounds good. To me it has a bit more of a..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Build #9":
"My first voyage away from the more traditional style, maple/walnut, 6 string, turquoise inlace with a turquoise stone from a ring I bought in Mexico in the..."
Kusani
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"For what it is worth, I build at 1 1/2" width; primarily because it spaces the strings slightly further apart to accommodate larger fingers. "

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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