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@skip • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Welcome to the zipper club, assuming you're not having the computer aided version. You're not going to lift anything very heavy or even close a car door for..."
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@skip • 4 days ago • comments: 0
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@skip • one week ago • comments: 0
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Strumelia: Which brings up the existential question... if one were to put a fret marker on every fret- what purpose would it serve? Could be both..."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"I came to the dulcimer without any music background at all. Fret markers were just a decoration and my 1st dulcimer was a kit  without markers. I didn't..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on What is a "luthier" ?:
"What about folks working for a company [multiple employees, McSpadden, Martin, Yamaha, Oscar Schmidt, D'Aigle, etc] making stringed instruments?"
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on What is a "luthier" ?:
"Personally, I appreciate being called a 'luthier' [strokes my ego quite nicely], even though I have only made/designed about a dozen mountain dulcimers a..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"traildad: Won’t the two strings sound different as one is stretched more that the other? I assume it’s important to have the action the same, especially..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"You're describing a specific design that interests you [and, maybe a few others]. You could probably special order what you describe from a smaller maker..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where do I add the Strap Buttons on a OLD McSpadden.":
"I've never seen one of the old ones. A call to Jim Woods at McSpadden may be helpful. "
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where do I add the Strap Buttons on a OLD McSpadden.":
"I installed one on a similar instrument. The one on the scroll was on the bottom of the scroll with the screw pointed more or less towards the nut. The..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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"Where the wire hole is depends on the style of bar pickup. There are 2 styles I've used, one is aimed at violins with the wire exiting from the center of the..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "GigBook & a pedal":
"Their site implies the files are pdf's. You may find them using a file management program [in the apps data folder maybe].  If so, you should be able to..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"What they said. The wider fretboard gives more room between strings, if needed, a plus for big fingers and for 4 equidistant strings. "
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Both make excellent instruments, as do a bunch of other luthiers. I think it would serve you best to consider the mechanical features rather than 'models' or..."

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Does using a capo change the key or not


Using a capo does NOT change the key on a MD, it changes the MODE and...
@Skip 2 years ago - Comments: 31
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Mountain Dulcimers in the Rio Grande Valley [RGV]


Anyone coming to, or living in, the RGV is invited to play with our MD...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air


Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 7 years ago - Comments: 0
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Finding the volume of a MD body during the build.


Line the body of the dulcimer before final glue up of the top/bottom...
@Skip 9 years ago - Comments: 32
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What's your choice for a tuning?


I have my dulcimer and banjo-dulcimer tuned to DF#A right now but may...
@Skip 10 years ago - Comments: 3
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Circle of fifths, intervals


I'm still figuring this site out. I don't work with photo's much....
@Skip 10 years ago - Comments: 14

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Is there someplace I can find the tunings...

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2012, 8:59 PM
By: @Skip

Mixed, compatible tunings.

Posted: Friday August 3 2012, 11:54 PM
By: @Paul Certo

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Ann T. Evans
05/20/19 12:22:43PM @ann-t-evans:

Thanks... I just downloaded a trial copy on my computer & it looks like just what I need!


John Keane
10/20/11 05:06:12PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD from a former Arkansan (El Dorado)!
Jim Fawcett
10/20/11 04:37:05PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Skip, welcome aboard. Glad ay found us.