Matt Berg

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Location: Canton, MI
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Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?":
"Perhaps a Seagull Merlin would be appropriate?  http://www.seagullguitars.com/en/products/m4"
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?":
"The banjo-esque sound comes from the shallow body.  If you want a more rounded sound, look for a deeper body.  For example, compare the sound of a McSpadden..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To hollow or not to hollow that is the question?":
"On a typical dulcimer, as opposed to a ukulele or guitar, the vibrations from the strings get transmitted to the soundboard through the fretboard.  A heavy..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Shipping in the cold":
"Two people were kind enough to purchase instruments from my Etsy site during the recent cold snap.  I messaged them that I would hold on shipping until the..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP:
"leslye: I live near Dearborn.  I am a new player and would like to learn how to play.  Leslie,  I am going through old posts.  Have you kept up with..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP:
"Does anyone know about a dulcimer group in southeastern Michigan aside from Silver Strings Dulcimer?"
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing grease spot":
"I would not try to remove the grease spot. You would have better luck rubbing the entire piece of wood with the same grease. Actually, that would help bring..."

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down draft table


Sometimes it feels like more of my wood becomes sawdust than...
@Matt Berg 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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No Tool Dulcimer Kit


In another forum, and I can't remember which, several people were upset...
@Matt Berg 3 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 6 years ago - Comments: 2
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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 6 years ago - Comments: 15
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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 7 years ago - Comments: 11
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A different all cedar dulcimer


Ed Gaunt's discussion on an all cedar dulcimer inspired me. I am...
@Matt Berg 7 years ago - Comments: 14

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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 :http://www.wikihow.com/Use-New-Rosin-on-a-New-Violin-Bow

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

Keep me informed

G.


Marjorie Meinzinger
10/18/13 08:45:33AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
I play a hourglass shaped McSpadden that I bought in1996 from Bob Tack
Marjorie Meinzinger
10/17/13 11:46:09AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
So is there a picture of one somewhere? Can it be purchased? Sounds VERY interesting AND makes sense.
Marjorie Meinzinger
10/17/13 10:26:35AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
My dulcimer is soft and pretty and if I wanted I spose I could put an amp on her. I don't want to get rid of my original one. But I've seen some that are bigger with deeper voices and louder. I just bought a new guitar so now I'm gonna save up for a new dulcimer. I know someone in Wayne that makes nice ones and if I tell him what I want he'd make it. But music money has to be saved bit by bit. Got my guitar that way. A couple years to save maybe. MD s are quieter by nature. While I save for a new MD ill have to learn to play the guitar. Man, that thing requires one to be a finger contortionist.
Marjorie Meinzinger
10/17/13 09:27:06AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
PS. The group is very welcoming just come to play and enjoy . Ill share music until you join. I like to sit by the fiddles and in front of guitars. I play AUTOHARP until I get a louder MD.
Marjorie Meinzinger
10/17/13 09:24:07AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
Matt, I'm at Geddes between Beck and Canton Center. Silver String is mostly hammered but there are MD players too. There is a MD gathering in a home in Canton. Come to Silver String anyway, The Moutain Dulcimers play at play dates. You'll probably like the group. First and Third Thursdays at Hope Lutheran on Cherry Hill between Middlebelt and Inkster. I hope to go tonight. 7:00 we start. MD group meets Wednesdays but I can't remember which. Ill find out.
Marjorie Meinzinger
08/08/13 08:39:59AM @marjorie-meinzinger:
Hey Matt, Are you still living in Canton.? Do you ever go to Silver Strings? I live in South Canton near Geddes. are you anywhere near ther?
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!