Matt Berg

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Location: Farmington, MI
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Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"Dwain, Are you talking about the Pocono Dulcimer Festival?  It is a full day drive from Michigan, but a workshop where builders talk sounds fascinating. Have..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"John,  I did build one dulcimer with a sound post.  both the back and sound board were rounded, it had a floating fretboard that sat on a bridge under the..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"Nate, A few years back American Lutherie had an article about someone trying a similar experiment with jazz guitars.  Jazz guitars have the strings stretched..."

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Matt Berg

Clothes Iron Wood Bending


I recently read that the "Linen" setting on a clothes iron raises the...
@Matt Berg 2 years ago - Comments: 9
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1 3/8 fretboard string spacing


A friend requested a dulcimer fretboard that is 1 3/8" wide.  I usually...
@Matt Berg 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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Number and Size of Sound Holes


The standard dulcimer has four sound holes.  As some of you know, I...
@Matt Berg 2 years ago - Comments: 6
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Leveling a Fretboard


I have two nice pieces of 1X2 quarter-sawn maple to make fretboards....
@Matt Berg 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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End Joints


Interesting youtube look at whether or not end joints are the...
@Matt Berg 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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Ugly Wood - Lacquer v Polyurethane Dulcimer Project


I am a sucker for straight grained clear lumber, so when I found two 4...
@Matt Berg 3 years ago - Comments: 9
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Testing Lacquer v Polyurethane


Has anyone done any testing of how using lacquer v polyurethane impacts...
@Matt Berg 4 years ago - Comments: 13
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down draft table


Sometimes it feels like more of my wood becomes sawdust than...
@Matt Berg 7 years ago - Comments: 4
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Carpal Tunnel & dulcimers


A student in my class has carpal tunnel syndrome.  This causes her hand...
@Matt Berg 7 years ago - Comments: 4
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No Tool Dulcimer Kit


In another forum, and I can't remember which, several people were...
@Matt Berg 8 years ago - Comments: 1
Matt Berg

Teak Oil on softwood


A friend gave me some teak oil he wasn't going to use. I've tried it on...
@Matt Berg 11 years ago - Comments: 1
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Does anyone recognize this wood?


I recovered this wood from a pallet. Am using it to make two student...
@Matt Berg 11 years ago - Comments: 13
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Butterfingers are not just a Halloween candy.


After getting too much Halloween candy on my fingers (donated by my...
@Matt Berg 12 years ago - Comments: 5
Matt Berg

A different all cedar dulcimer


Ed Gaunt's discussion on an all cedar dulcimer inspired me. I am...
@Matt Berg 12 years ago - Comments: 11

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Micarta fret board

Posted: Monday February 21 2022, 4:20 PM
By: @Matt Berg

Shipping in the cold

Posted: Tuesday February 5 2019, 8:56 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

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Guglielmo
04/12/14 06:26:04AM @guglielmo:

Matt,

my bow was in bundle with a chinese violin (almost a toy) I bought several years ago.

Of course if you are a professional it makes a difference, but in my case I'm afraid it is quite the same. But it is important the use of the rosin, as explained in the following link :

Don't forget to clean the strings after the use :)

Keep me informed

G.


RavenMadd Garcia
09/01/12 07:30:32PM @ravenmadd-garcia:

gonna check out your site ...oh and hello new amigo!


Bill Lewis
08/05/11 03:32:38PM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD Matt, glad ya found us. Grin.gif
Jim Fawcett
08/05/11 01:53:06PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Matt, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
John Keane
08/05/11 09:31:08AM @john-keane:
Hello and welcome to FOTMD!