Phil Myers

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When It's Lamplighting Time


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Played on a Clem-Bro built by Mike Clemmer
Phil Myers
04/15/19 09:49:18PM @phil-myers:

I use heavier gauge strings than I do on my regular dulcimers (Think they are .015, .015, .025, .032). Mike Clemmer puts two notches for each string in the nut so you can use the high setting for a steel slide like a dobro or low setting for regular fretting or a glass slide-which is what I'm using in this video. The heavier gauge strings hold up to the slide even with low action especially using 2 melody strings in a 4 equidistant setup.

Thanks for the interest!


Elvensong
04/13/19 01:28:42PM @elvensong:

I don't know how I missed this, Phil, but this is wonderful!

Is the action higher on a Clem-bro than a dulcimer? You certainly have a light touch. I do slide on guitar but the action on my dulcimers is too low.

I considered using the dulcimer I use for the low tension tunings DAA DF#A etc. since they have heavier gauge melodies. I may just shim it 1/16" and see what happens.

Thanks for sharing!

hi5


Phil Myers
03/30/19 10:56:02AM @phil-myers:

I'm just sliding on the strings-not really pressing down. I found that 2 melody strings gives the slide more support so you don't hit the fretboard and go clunk. You do have to be right over the fret to get the right note.


Strumelia
03/29/19 05:45:21PM @strumelia:

Phil, I'm curious- are you actually pressing the strings down to the frets with your slide, or just letting the slide do the 'fretting' ? 


Phil Myers
03/24/19 12:01:42PM @phil-myers:

Thanks folks! When I first saw one of these I thought somewhere a car is missing a hubcap.Laugh


IRENE
03/23/19 11:41:39PM @irene:

I wonder if the Hawaiian slide guitar was inspired by a dulcimer. just a thought.  aloha, irene


Terry Wilson
03/23/19 09:48:58PM @terry-wilson:

I love this song, and your playing on your Clem Bro, makes me like it even more.

Very haunting sound.  Thanks for posting 


kjb
03/21/19 02:49:26PM @kjb:

Great.  I was just playing around with a slide the other day.  Lots of fun.  Thanks for posting.


Steven Berger
03/21/19 01:48:35AM @steven-berger:

That's great,Phil! Looks like it's got a 9 1/2 inch resonator with a spider bridge. You sure won't get drowned-out in most acoustic mixes!