robert schuler

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Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Country: US

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Tennessee Jed Estes George Stewart McCormick Laurel K Scott whocindylou Bob stessler Joseph Besse Strumelia Salt Springs Sean Ruprecht-Belt GulfVet John Dunn sleepingangel Helen Seiler Rob N Lackey Ken Backer Sheryl St. Clare Charles Thomas Deborah Hinz Annie Deeley Lynn austin Bob Reinsel Gail Webber Virginia Hogfiddler Robin Thompson Patty from Virginia Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Cynthia Wigington James Phillips Kevin Messenger Rick Kennedy Jim Fawcett Jan Potts Lexie R Oakley John Henry

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youtube videos: 6
images: 24
audio tracks: 22

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robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 9 hours ago • comments: 4
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Messenger's Waltz
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode:
"Thanks everyone, I've been playing this tune almost exclusively for two weeks, trying to get it down without fumbles. Working on a dorian  version... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"I replaced the slot heads because the slots wear easily. I use 6-32 socket head cap screws. They never failed me. Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"Nice job.. I built three with Grover friction pegs, but found they tune better when I replaced the slot screws with socket head screws. Cherry makes a great..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tinwhistle / penny whistles":
"Can't believe it's two weeks since I last posted here. I like the low D and seems like everyone else does too. But you need big hands or as in my case a lot..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tinwhistle / penny whistles":
"Down by the salley garden is a great whistle tune for beginner's. In the evening I like to sit on the porch and serenade the frogs with my Tony Dixon low D...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Kitchen girl:
"Thanks John, I like playing on a table top and the board makes it easy. I confess I'm not a big fan of half frets but they sure come handy sometimes... Robert ."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Kitchen girl:
"This is a new hickory model that I added a 1.5 and 8.5 fret. In "Dad"  its easy to play what I like to call mountain modal fiddle tunes. Like cold frosty..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new YouTube video:
Kitchen girl
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "6 String guages and tuning":
"N9LO: My scale length is 28".  It is for my "Ugly Stick" I just made.  It is called "Ugly Stick" because I built an "Ugly Amp" to go with it.   Nice..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "6 String guages and tuning":
"Knowing scale length would be helpful. Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thanks Robin & Lisa, I'll be OK. I'm a tough old bird. I was playing a new 1.5 fret model minutes before going down the tube. All I could think of was..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"After 30 minutes in a MRI machine, I've come to really appreciate the sound of a dulcimer more than ever... Robert..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"here is another recording I made with this model... Robert"
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Down by the salley gardens:
"Thanks everybody, I really love this instrument and plan to build another later this year. everyone should try stringing there dulcimers all .010, just once...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new YouTube video:
Down by the salley gardens
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Sheryl St. Clare: Sheryl St. Clare: Not trying to be dense, I just don't want to mess up. If I use the pattern sized fretboard (Antes Standard) and just..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"I though you were converting an existing dulcimer... OK I built both of Antes models, hourglass and teardrop. I used 26" on hg and 24" on TD.... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"I though you were converting an existing dulcimer... OK I built both of Antes models, hourglass and teardrop. I used 26" on hg and 24" on TD.... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"It's not much more to totally replace the whole stick. Build a new one including strum hollow and all. Moving to a shorter scale on a big dulcimer puts the..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"I use 26" on my dedicated DAdd models. I think this is the most versatile scale for chord players. I have a few 25.5 which are my second favorite. For noter..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Liked @kevin-messenger's photos:
Prichard #25
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Tennessee Jed: Hello,   is this one still for sale ?   It looks and sounds wonderful ! Yes it's still for sale, thanks for your comments.. Robert."
robert schuler
 
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Material":
"I used evo gold on three banjos. Really good stuff. After three years there is hardly a scratch on frets. What I don't like about EG is it comes from a coil...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Refurbishing a 6 string handmade dulcimer:
"Patrick, I think GG course will sound muddy. At least it does when I tried it. Gg sounds brighter. Then Dd, dd. It sounds like you've got an exciting project..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tinwhistle / penny whistles":
"Lisa enjoy the class, I wish I could be there. I like my generation Bb. Its great for those C minor tunes. Today I picked up my alto recorder and played it..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Over the Waterfall:
"Once again thanks everyone. I am still trying out different tunings. Hope to record a few of them before I sell this model... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Refurbishing a 6 string handmade dulcimer:
"Patrick, What you want is G2, g3, D3, d4,d4, d4.  There is a useful site called Strothers string calculator. Unfortunately its down.  So G2 can be .020..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Refurbishing a 6 string handmade dulcimer:
"Never did a 31 but have two 30". I would use 009 for the d... .018 for the G. You got some wiggle room on the G... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just intonation and limitations":
"Bob... JI scale was determined by ear. Its the sound the fretted note has when played against the drones. There is a sweet harmony that you can hear and..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just intonation and limitations":
"For Daa tuning there is nothing better than JI. If you play a lot in 155 tuning I recommend getting a dedicated JI dulcimer and use it for all 155 playing...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"George, somehow we are following each other but the private e mail does not seem to work... Thanks for you comments... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recommendations for new strings and new a bridge?":
"I string my 26 and 27" scale dulcimers with DAddario J64 string set...Robert..."

Latest Group Discussions

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robert schuler

Born again noter player


Six years ago I completely dropped the noter and became an exclusive...
@robert schuler 5 years ago - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

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rock the cradle joe

rock the cradle joe


@robert schuler
last year - Comments: 2
oh most holy one... Cggg

oh most holy one... Cggg


@robert schuler
last year - Comments: 2
Darling Cory

Darling Cory


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Ways of the World

Ways of the World


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Si Beag Si Mohr in Cgg

Si Beag Si Mohr in Cgg


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 1
Noel  C&A

Noel C&A


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 3
Sussex Carol... Baritone

Sussex Carol... Baritone


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Wolves a howling

Wolves a howling


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Pretty Saro / 1849

Pretty Saro / 1849


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte

Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 4
ground hog

ground hog


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 3
simple gifts, Lynns poplar dulcimer
Maggie in the Wood Cggg

Maggie in the Wood Cggg


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 6
three modes demo

three modes demo


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 1
Foggy Dew ND style

Foggy Dew ND style


@robert schuler
2 years ago - Comments: 1

Latest Videos

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Kitchen girl

Kitchen girl


@robert schuler
one month ago - Comments: 9
Down by the salley gardens

Down by the salley gardens


@robert schuler
one month ago - Comments: 7
Banish Misfortune

Banish Misfortune


@robert schuler
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Over the Waterfall

Over the Waterfall


@robert schuler
3 months ago - Comments: 9
New galax dulcimer

New galax dulcimer


@robert schuler
4 months ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Galax dulcimer for sale

Posted: Monday April 17 2017, 11:36 PM
By: @robert schuler

My 40 year old box of harmonicas

Posted: Saturday October 15 2016, 7:06 PM
By: @hugssandi

Possum board for a psaltery

Posted: Wednesday October 14 2015, 12:35 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

AW Jeffreys pick

Posted: Monday September 14 2015, 2:42 PM
By: @Strumelia

dulcimer finds its voice

Posted: Tuesday September 8 2015, 3:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

Champion tuner up grade

Posted: Tuesday September 1 2015, 8:00 PM
By: @Kevin Messenger

Rebuilding an old friend

Posted: Friday July 17 2015, 1:29 AM
By: @marg

New Possum Board

Posted: Wednesday June 24 2015, 10:02 PM
By: @Gale A Barr

Newest Just intonated dulcimer just completed

Posted: Sunday May 31 2015, 12:00 PM
By: @robert schuler

My New Just intonated dulcimer. Thank you...

Posted: Tuesday April 28 2015, 11:27 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Before and After

Posted: Tuesday January 6 2015, 11:19 AM
By: @Joe Robison

Comments

stessler
07/06/16 05:30:02PM @stessler:

That's a very pretty instrument you've listed, Robert, and thanks for the invite to drop by and look at them. I'll try to send a private message to work out the details.


stessler
07/05/16 02:57:19PM @stessler:

Hi Robert (Bob?), You sure make some beautiful instruments. My quite old dulcimer is tired from years of regular playing and in need of some skilled repair (separating top/side) to bring back its 'ring'. But in the meantime I'm looking to find a new one. Do you make instruments without the extra frets? I may take the 'fret plunge' in the future, but for my first new dulcimer since the 70's, I want to stick with what I already know (without looking). I live near enough to drive down to chat in person if that works for you. Let me know. Thanks. Steve


Lexie R Oakley
05/28/15 12:40:46PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Yes Robert, the exciting part for me is I have accomplished my goal of purchasing my 2 "Dream Dulci's" straight off, it will really add to my learning how to play.

And also, too finding the 2 of my favorite Luthier's whom I trust, being in the situation of buying with out seeing and playing who I will work with again in my Dulci Journey.

Thanks for being a part of my Journey!


Lexie R Oakley
05/27/15 01:05:50PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Robert,

Want you to know I now own 2 of the "Top" MD's on this site, My "Dream" dulcimers, thank you. I have been practicing and hope to do another video with my "ButterNut" very soon.69.gif

Oh I enjoy the sound and playing it very much thank you, You are Top's in my mind!30.gif

Friday I will receive my Thomas replica, walnut, mean tone with perfection tuners; built by Kevin Messenger. I am so excited he is another master at his craft and is a pleasant guy to work with, as you are.

I want you to check out the sound clip and picture of the Thomas replica Kevin did for me, it is sweet!

I am very happy I bought the ole' time look and sound, as traditional as possible and I am happy and appreciative you are part of my Dulci Journey!67.gif

Best Wishes.....Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
04/28/15 04:23:51PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thanks Robert, not so good at playing, but I practice as much as I can to learn to make my lil' butternut sing it's prettiest. Keeping it simple and working up to do another video.

I appreciate your beautiful skills of building and playing.

Keep on strummin' the sweet soundsGrin.gif


Lexie R Oakley
04/27/15 01:48:03PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Congratulations Robert, on the JI dulcimer you made for Cynthia!Smile.gif

I am excited for her to get it and it has a very sweet sound. I told her today, that the pictures aren't the same as holding it in your hands and actually being able to play your dulcimers. I think you have made them great and I am so fortunate to have one of yours which I enjoy each day, I couldn't be happier with it.Grin.gif

I know Cynthia is very happy with your work also and have to think that maybe I had a little to do with encouraging her to buy it then with your JI idea put it over the top. Which is so exciting!30.gif

I wish you well on all of your builds and really enjoy hearing you play them.69.gif

Lexie


Brian Snyder
05/06/14 09:17:35AM @brian-snyder:

Hey Bob, This was, transposed from lomax's hand scrawled sheet. I just played the top line. 44_members.png?width=530


Dave Ismay
08/24/12 04:55:46PM @dave-ismay:

Hey Robert I didn't expect to see /hear Hawks n Eagles on here.

In case you do not have them here are Ian's original words

We were there when he first performed it in Edinburgh and at the Glenfarg debut!

As I was walking down the road,
I met my brother with a heavy load
I said to him what have you seen,
He said to me
I have a dream.
In 1960, I thought I'd died in Sharpeville's bloody town,
But I got up I walked on tall nobody's goin' to put me down.

Hawks and eagles fly like doves (x4)

As I walked out along the way
I saw my sister bend and pray,
I said to her why do you kneel,
She says you don't know how I feel.
I had a little boy and a little girl,
I loved to watch them grow.
But they were butchered on the streets in the blood of Sowetto.

It's '85 and I'm walking still,
Across Uitenhaage Hill,
Saw a crowd set off at the dawn of day,
The soldiers said don't come this way.
Then somebody threw a stone as they walked up the track
A boy on a bike was the first to fall with a bullet in his back.

It's been a long, long hard road,
Three hundred years since the settlers strode
Into that Southern land,
Now they rule with an iron hand.
Low pay, no vote and passbook laws,
Don't talk back they say.
But the hawks and the eagles will fly like doves,
When the people rise one day.

Ian Walker


John Henry
07/14/12 06:04:02AM @john-henry:

Thanks for the reply Bob, every now and again out of all the 'dulcimer sounds' to be heard on this site I hear one that I really like, that last one of Bobby R's for instance, and now yours, makes me wish that I had made it !!! (how is it strung?)

John


John Henry
07/13/12 05:58:24PM @john-henry:

Enjoyed that Bob, what instrument were you using ?

John


Carrie Barnes
07/13/12 05:05:08PM @carrie-barnes:

Robert, very nice job on "Gaspe Reel", lovely! Thanks for this one!113.gif


cindi perron
11/16/11 08:18:42PM @cindi-perron:

Hey Robert! Beautiful dulcimer!! And that's a big banjo! How 'bout posting some tunes?


Strumelia
11/04/11 08:39:01PM @strumelia:
Mighty fine banjer pickin there Robert!
John Keane
10/26/11 05:19:56PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!
Jim Fawcett
10/26/11 05:08:52PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Robert, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.