RoyB

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Location: Swarthmore, PA
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RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"[quote="Skip"] Te peg needs to be pushed further into the peghead to increase the friction. Try tuning just a little higher than D3 [20 cents or so] then as..."
RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"[quote="Strumelia"] You may want to bring it into a shop that services or repairs violins or school instruments- they'll have someone who is experienced in..."
RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"Strumelia: This is just not right somehow, even with a 28.5" scale. I'm strongly suspecting you are trying to tune to notes that are an octave higher..."
RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"So, before I buy peg drops, I thought I'd try one more time.  I managed to install the middle string, and tuned both the melody and that one to G, to lessen..."
RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"Thanks, Strumelia.  I removed a 22 and two 12's, tuned to DAA, and was trying to replace the exact same gauges and tune to the same notes.  My scale length..."
RoyB
@royb • one week ago • comments: 10
Created a new Group discussion "Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr":
"I've played guitar and changed strings successfully for well over 50 years.  I've finally met my match in dulcimer wood tuning pegs.  I removed the two year..."
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pick Advice Needed:
"Ken Hulme: Welcome to the noter & drone world!  I've been playing that way for decades, and I also build traditional N&D dulcemores.  Depending on..."
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pick Advice Needed:
"Thank you, Dusty-Turtle and Ken Hulme for the detailed responses.  I have acquired a Dunlop pick variety pack to try out, and going from thin to thick pick..."
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Created a new Group discussion "Pick Advice Needed":
"I am a folk guitar player who uses bare fingers or thumb and finger pick - rarely strumming and never with a flat pick.  So as I start to learn to play the..."
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RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Two issues with a handmade dulcimer from 1969:
"Ken Longfield: Thanks Roy. That looks pretty typical of staple frets. Do you get buzzing went you hold down the melody string? That is, does the string..."
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Two issues with a handmade dulcimer from 1969:
"As per Ken's request, here are two photos of my dulcimer for review of the staple issue.  Thanks"
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Fix or replace a fret?:
"Amanda Rutherford: Here's a close up.... I went ahead and bought it anyways. If anything I'll upgrade later if I need to. Amanda, I just joined FOTMD..."
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Two issues with a handmade dulcimer from 1969":
"I was lucky enough to have found an old hand made dulcimer at a guitar show a few years ago.  I cleaned it up and put on new strings, but have two issues..."
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
RoyB
@royb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @royb:
"Thanks for the warm welcomes.  I have plenty of questions about my dulcimer for this group!"

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Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr


I've played guitar and changed strings successfully for well over 50...
@RoyB one week ago - Comments: 10
RoyB

Pick Advice Needed


I am a folk guitar player who uses bare fingers or thumb and finger pick...
@RoyB 3 weeks ago - Comments: 8
RoyB

Two issues with a handmade dulcimer from 1969


I was lucky enough to have found an old hand made dulcimer at a guitar...
@RoyB 3 weeks ago - Comments: 4

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/18/21 08:44:50AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Roy, 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


Ken Longfield
11/15/21 10:48:21AM @ken-longfield:

Roy, my daughter lives in Wallingford and I will be at her home next Monday. If you would like we can set up a time for me to look at your dulcimer and offer face-to-face advice or repair it for you. I don't think we will be at our daughter's home until late afternoon and we are flying out of the Philly airport on Tuesday morning. Email me at klongfield69 at gmail dot com if you are interested. I think you know to replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Ken Longfield
11/15/21 10:43:29AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, RoyB. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


RoyB
11/14/21 08:42:31PM @royb:

Thanks for the warm welcomes.  I have plenty of questions about my dulcimer for this group!


Jim Fawcett
11/14/21 07:27:24PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Roy, welcome abod. From one PA'er to another. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
11/14/21 07:23:28PM @richard-streib:

Welcome RoyB to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks who love the mountain dulcimer. How exciting you are work on the restoration. Best wishes on your project.