Rick McNelly

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Rick McNelly
@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"It came with this brace that can be attached to the back and holds the dulcimer up off the leg, a noter and some rosin (goes on the noter or the strings?)."
Rick McNelly
@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"Just got it today.  It fell out of the gig bag when I lifted it out of the box, the seller hadn’t zipped the end shut - but no apparent damage.The all ply..."
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@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"I just found the Beginners Players group, and will explore there.—Rick"
Rick McNelly
@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"Thanks Ken!I’ll report back once it arrives!Any recommendations for beginner videos, or songbooks would be greatly appreciated.—Rick"
Rick McNelly
@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"Found out it’s all ply, even the top, so this might end up as a bad experience. We’ll see.  "
Rick McNelly
@rick-mcnelly • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
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"Thanks for the welcome folks.  I’m awaiting delivery of an older TK O’Brien purchased off eBay.  It didn’t cost much but looked unused, and comes with bag..."
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"Thanks Ken!"

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/04/19 10:13:08AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Rick, 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

 

Thanks Ben!

 

—Rick


Rick McNelly
11/02/19 03:48:05PM @rick-mcnelly:

It came with this brace that can be attached to the back and holds the dulcimer up off the leg, a noter and some rosin (goes on the noter or the strings?).


Rick McNelly
11/02/19 03:46:36PM @rick-mcnelly:

Just got it today.  It fell out of the gig bag when I lifted it out of the box, the seller hadn’t zipped the end shut - but no apparent damage.

The all ply body sounds surprisingly good!  Action is low, and intonation is ok down the fret board.



Rick McNelly
10/30/19 08:30:12PM @rick-mcnelly:

I just found the Beginners Players group, and will explore there.

—Rick


Rick McNelly
10/30/19 08:28:07PM @rick-mcnelly:

Thanks Ken!

I’ll report back once it arrives!

Any recommendations for beginner videos, or songbooks would be greatly appreciated.

—Rick


Ken Longfield
10/30/19 07:33:49PM @ken-longfield:

Nothing wrong with plywood. I made a couple of dulcimers out of marine grade mahogany plywood which sounded pretty good. As long as the plywood itself is well made, it works well on musical instruments.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rick McNelly
10/30/19 06:49:27PM @rick-mcnelly:

Found out it’s all ply, even the top, so this might end up as a bad experience. We’ll see.  


Rick McNelly
10/30/19 05:24:57PM @rick-mcnelly:

Thanks for the welcome folks.  I’m awaiting delivery of an older TK O’Brien purchased off eBay.  It didn’t cost much but looked unused, and comes with bag and accessories.  I sent photos of it to TK O’Brien, and was sad to hear it has Mahogany ply sides and back, but I’ve had ply ukuleles that still sounded good. 

If anything, It’ll give me some experience playing one before investing any further.

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Jim Fawcett
10/30/19 04:46:30PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Rick, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
10/29/19 08:22:27PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Rick McNelly to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks who love the dulcimer. Looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Rick McNelly
10/29/19 07:13:29PM @rick-mcnelly:

Thanks Ken!


Ken Longfield
10/29/19 06:01:37PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Rick. It is good to have you aboard. If you have any questions about the dulcimer, just ask. We make up some pretty good answers. Seriously, we are happy to help in any way we can.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."