sunvalleylaw

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Dad hack guitarist interested in learning and exploring.  

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sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removable Magnetic Pickup for Dulcimers":
"I would be interested in something like that. I have used the Seymour Duncan kind with my acoustic guitar before. Would be fine n with dulcimer too. "
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @marg: Removable Magnetic Pickup for Dulcimers
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choosing Your String Gauge":
"@dusty-turtle interesting!  I ordered a basic FolrkLife set with 11s for my melody strings and not being used to tuning a dulcimer, broke them. So now I..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago
@sunvalleylaw is now following @forums
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@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got myself a book to start out with":
"@dusty-turtle Starting to make a little headway on the song. Bit by bit.  Along the way, loosened the strings and worked the saddle out, took down the..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got myself a book to start out with":
"i’ve been reading a little bit and also watching a little bit and now have my dulcimer tuned to this tuning and I am working on this piece as a starting..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"@dusty-turtle, sorry to be dense, but navigation here is a little different from some other forums I am used to.  Which very first post?  In this thread?..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got myself a book to start out with":
"Thanks folks!  Will check out Berman’s work too.  As I do want to I learn a little bit about more traditional playing. But after paging through last night,..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on What "negatives" or difficulties result from having multiple extra frets??:
"@Skip , thanks!  That confirms what I was thinking.  I think, that if I really do get into this, as an adjunct to my guitar (I had thought about mandolin..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Thank you, @ken-hulme.  Would love to read it. However, they link seems to take me to a place mentioning the article, but not including it.  Do you have a..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on What "negatives" or difficulties result from having multiple extra frets??:
"I am interested in this topic.  I come from guitar, and I likely will be looking for notes I am used to finding on a guitar fretboard, and it seems as though..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Got myself a book to start out with":
"I am interested in modern chord style, rhythmic, percussive style, probably some alternate tunings.  I picked myself up this book.  Is this a good..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Thanks, Ken, for the suggestion!  I had already checked out what Richard and FolkCraft had put up on YouTube, and put it on the back of the scroll head...."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi folks!  My first name is Steve. Long time guitar player (dad hack, nothing too fancy), mostly rock oriented styles, with jazz influences. Interested in..."
sunvalleylaw
@sunvalleylaw • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @sunvalleylaw:
"Thanks folks!  I uploaded a pic of my new to me 1998 FolkCraft CF-300 I found.  Just got it in.  It has a nice sound, and I I think will be a good one for..."

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marg
08/04/21 01:54:31PM @marg:

(my new to me 1998 FolkCraft CF-300 )

Beautiful looking and I'm sure sounds wonderful - will be a good dulcimer on this adventure. 


Jim Fawcett
07/25/21 06:12:13PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey SVL, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
07/23/21 08:54:09PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Sunvalleylaw to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn, to ask questions, and make many dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


sunvalleylaw
07/23/21 09:35:07AM @sunvalleylaw:

Thanks folks!  I uploaded a pic of my new to me 1998 FolkCraft CF-300 I found.  Just got it in.  It has a nice sound, and I I think will be a good one for me to learn on and try this thing.  Paduk back and sides, spruce top, not sure if the fretboard is ebony or wenge.  

I need to adjust the action and put on the strap buttons.  No big deal I would think.  I restrung it with .11s, a .13, and a .24.  But I broke one of the .11s over tuning *doh!* so threw a .10 on from a guitar set of strings I had laying around and was not using.  Will work for now.  

I like the sound of it.  So far have just been messing around with pressing on the frets of the melody strings, and trying out the chord shapes I learned from Dean Robinson on some videos I found at Old Growth Dulcimers out of Olympia, WA.  As said, I need to bring the action down some, starting up at the bridge.  I found you guys searching about how one does that on a dulcimer.  Turns out it is pretty much similar to an acoustic guitar for the most part it sounds.  

So, will get that done at some point here.  

Also, not sure why my profile pic shows up sideways sometimes.  But, you can still see the dulcimer, which was the point.

Thanks for the welcome!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/23/21 09:15:01AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Sun, 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
07/23/21 08:19:37AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Sunvalleylaw. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if you have any questions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."