Kusani

Location:

Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

Latest Followers:

Ken Hulme jeffrey charles foster Bert Bennett Stewart McCormick

Stats

audio tracks: 1

Latest Activity

  All
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 hours 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 • yesterday • 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 days 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. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?":
"Well, we've, my family, has had a lot of fun with the old 'bug the bus driver and chaparones song' called 99 bottles of beer on the wall; and I really enjoy..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Kumbaya:
"Well, I forgot I dared to post that.... but thank you. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Gauges of the Strings":
"You may like the lack of 'squeeking' as you slide up and down the fretboard.  I, and my family, do. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Gauges of the Strings":
"I'm in the non-wound camp also, the 'whine' for lack of a better term, is very distracting to me. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Happy Anniversary!!":
" A GREAT service for the dulcimer community!  "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"When I make a mistake, and have somewhere on every one (on my 9th build), I call them my 'Maker's Marks'.  Some are visible and other not. Most are only..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thumb pick":
"I have tried a thumb pick, but prefer the tactile sensitivity of my thumb on the strings.  A callus has built up and somewhat protects the skin....not a..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?":
""No Body Knows the Trouble I've Seen", but I have retitled it to: "No Body Knows the Trouble I'm In". "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings":
"Also, some players/listeners really don't appreciate the 'squeal, buzz, twang' or whatever some call it on the heaver strings and those (.022" - .024")..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"I simply use several passes with the table saw to hollow the fretboard.  It may not make an appreciable difference in the sound, but it also lightens the..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Photo 6: Ok, this is very close, for detail.  First, the 7mm brass tubing is from when I turn pens/pencils. I found a drill bit that fit perfectly in the..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
" Photos 1 & 2. Here is the info on the aluminum stock I used, with the exception of the small piece of channel which I believe is 3/4" x 1/2"  (Will..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Norm.  Tomorrow I will post some detailed photos as well as more specifics on how I made the 'indexer' and 'indexing pin'. It may be evening before I get it..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"It was a fun project, and saved quite a few $$$ from a commercial one. :)  Good luck with yours.  "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Purchased a $12 miter box, Stanley, and some aluminum bar stock from Lowes and made a miter box for cutting fret slots as well as slots for nut and bridge...."

Latest Group Discussions

  All

Latest Audio

  All
Kumbaya

Kumbaya


@Kusani
7 months ago - Comments: 3

Latest Videos

  All

Comments

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