I recently picked up a 5 string Robert Mize dulcimer with a very deep 2" body. It is strung with 2 base ( wound) strings and 3 (size 10 strings) and the spacing is equdistant except for a double melody. I've never seen a dulcimer like this and want to replace the strings but don't know how to tune it or if the extra wound string is a mistake. It is marked on the inside 1977....#J11. Does J stand gif just in this case?.....Has anyone seen one like this or have ideas?
Hi Lynn- please see my note in your INBOX...thanks!
Lynn, your psalteries are so lovely.
Hey Lynn, this is a good way to send a message to someone who isn't following you yet.
Thanks Lynn! Here In El Paso we have a 30% chance of rain on Wednesday , my fingers are crossed.
Lynn, sorry I don't have an iPad, I saw that Lisa tried to help you.
Hope things get straighted out. I am not tech savy either, I could only give you the steps of what I had just done to fix my photos.
Lynn, I explained the photo flip to you under your Thomas picture. Great Job, happy that you did it.
If you want to check out my pictures of my Thomas replica by Kevin...it is sweet sounding and mean tone.
I don't know why either...I load the video straight from my computer rather than a link to another site...maybe that's the difference?? But I always post the videos on my YouTube Channel plus videos that are more current songs (not in the public domain) which I can only post in the Rock & Roll Group on "Friends" or on YouTube. Here is the location for the video on YouTube. I'd be surprised if you couldn't view it there.
My Channel is in the name Janene M.
Thanks for your interest in giving it a listen.
The page may be down because very year the old adds are remove. I will put it back up pretty soon. If you let me know what you have in mind I can give you the price.
Yes I will be back at selling wood very soon. I have been sick and now it is cold and I have no fire wood. My wife broke her foot and was down for 4 months. So I have been taking chemo and taking care of her. let me know what you want in the way of wood. I do have a lot of wood in stock. I will let you know if I can do it or not. Thanks
Yes Lynn I would say the action on my Keith Young dulcimer is low.
Hi Lynn ... I'm afraid I've never tabbed out the song. It's pretty easy to figure out though because the video focuses right on my fingers. The harmonic bar I use in the second part of the song is over fret 4.
Yayyyy Lynn!!! Looking forward to seeing pics tomorrow
Now that you are rolling.....we will work on videos later!
Gosh thank you so much for your kind words!!! I am very humbled!
Soooooo.......you got a 40 year old Homer Ledford dulcimer????? How wonderful is that???? I can't wait to hear it You have to be soooo excited!!!! I am excited for you!!!
I love my banjammer from Mike Clemmer! He and his wife are such wonderful people, and he is such a talented luthier. In my photos is a picture of the banjammer, and under it is the story of how it came to be. The wood came from some wonderful people I met thru music - who have become some of my closest friends! I am working on some finger picking on it and just love it.
I also have a wormy chestnut from Mike - it isbeautiful instrumentalso.
I am having a resurgence of DAD .... hahaha....
I really don't need any more instruments, but I haven't had a new one for some time.
Congratulations on your new dulcimer!!!
Keep strumming and smiling
Thank you for the friend request
I am happy to be your friend!
It sounds like we have the "string thing" in common, as I also played guitar since I was a teenager....although I don't play it much any more....the dulcimers have taken over my life! I still have the guitar that my parents gave me for my 14th birthday - which is the one I play with the dulcimers.
I look forward to getting to know you!
Keep strumming and smiling!
Hello Lynn, thanks for your message!