traildad

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Location: Vacaville CA
Country: USA

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fordferguson Gary Major Dusty Turtle Robin Clark Strumelia

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I played Bluegrass music as a child/young adult. Playing the guitar hurt my fingers so much I gave up playing. I’m over 60 now so it might be a little late to learn a new instrument but I hope that using a noter will allow me to play without pain. 

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traildad
@traildad • 5 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action is too low":
"It’s a new dulcimer so I won’t try any self help first. I will sight down the fretboard though. I’ve noticed several times that it is tuned sharp when I..."
traildad
@traildad • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Action is too low":
"I noticed a buzz on the bass string fretting at the 9th fret a while back. Now the bass string has a buzz unfretted. I got a dime and a nickel and checked..."
traildad
@traildad • yesterday • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"I found a list of dulcimer makers and sent them all an email asking if they can make a dulcimer with a taller fretboard and just intonation. McSpadden said..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Robin-Thompson Thanks. "
traildad
@traildad • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Strumelia  I agree. I'm managing ok with my standard dulcimer. I figure if I end up ordering a just intonation dulcimer, I might as well get it with a..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"I asked mcspadden if they can make one and they said the fretboard would be one inch tall. "
traildad
@traildad • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Robin-Thompson I suppose I could hold my noter with thumb on top and measure how high it is. How tall is your fretboard? "
traildad
@traildad • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Are the taller fretboards on noter drone dulcimers a standard height? I’m not sure how tall it needs to be. "
traildad
@traildad • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"Ok I went ahead and put the string on. You are right the tuner shows no difference when fretting the strings. I can feel a noticeable difference when putting..."
traildad
@traildad • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"Strumelia: traildad: Wouldn’t one be sharp as it is stretched more? You tune it so it's not sharp. You tune all your open strings to be in tune. How does..."
traildad
@traildad • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"Wouldn’t one be sharp as it is stretched more?"
traildad
@traildad • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"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 for two..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"The v is the new one. I expected to leave it with him but he whipped out the saw and worked on it then. I was surprised but gave him the benefit of the..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I started learning my first DAaa tune. Buffalo Gals. I like the way the notes slide into each other in this song. My new dulcimer sounds really nice in DAaa..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"I’ve listened to Robin Clark’s video but I’d like to here the same song played on each dulcimer. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Kevin-R I hope someday I will get a chance to hear the differences in person. How do you like the fretboard width string arrangement? "
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"Well I got an answer of sorts from the the guy that made the dulcimer.  He said:“I need to revisit the spec list for the dulcimers - I got those years ago..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"The dulcimer I borrowed from my sister is a kit that was assembled by an old boyfriend and the job was imperfect. The groove for the inner melody string was..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Ok, good to know he’s not taking orders now. With the different setup for fretboard and string placement it would be something I would have to try before I..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Strumelia made a reference to Bobby Ratliff on my audio clip of Wildwood Flower. I googled him and found he sells dulcimers with intonation options. At least..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Skip: You're describing a specific design that interests you [and, maybe a few others] . You could probably special order what you describe from a..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Strumelia: You are describing a custom dulcimer. Not one that is super unusual, but you need a builder who is happy to put it together for you. It won't..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Strumelia What you’ve said sounds reasonable. As I looked to order my first dulcimer everything I found was a modern dulcimer designed with chording in..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Banjostray: There are good people here to advise you such as Strumelia & Robin Clark. Meanwhile you might look at..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Robin Thompson: Ken, just tossing in my little bit here.  One can slice and dice matters regarding fret spacing very finely.  And if your ear is drawn to..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@Ken-Hulme I’m a little confused. Maybe I chose my words poorly. I’m not looking for a strictly traditional dulcimer. I’m aware they are available as an..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Sometimes it seems as though all dulcimers made today are designed for chording and are equal temperament. I know there are some people that make replica..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Created a new Group discussion "Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers":
"Sometimes it seems as though all dulcimers made today are designed for chording and are equal temperament. I know there are some people that make replica..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"As for why I was measuring my brand new dulcimer... It was a noob misunderstanding. When I read the height specification I was thinking it meant not counting..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "I’ve got my new dulcimer ":
"I went and picked up my new Black Mountain Instruments Jumbo 81D with case. It is a beautiful dulcimer and looks to be well made. I was surprised to noticed..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"Nathina: Are those screws or lynch pins on the end? Not screws."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"Nathina: With the brightness mentioned and the measurements, I wonder if I guess it was a Roosebeck if I would be right? Not unless he put his sticker..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"I have emailed the maker/seller. I’m asking here if it’s common for measurements of a dulcimer to not be precise. As I posted below the height is listed as..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"@Nathina But what does it say the specifications are on the web site? If you order a 29” VSL does it measure 29 or 281/4? I understand different instruments..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"29.25″ Scale, 36″ length, 3.13″ deep, 8″ wide"

Latest Group Discussions

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traildad

Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers


Sometimes it seems as though all dulcimers made today are designed for...
@traildad 2 weeks ago - Comments: 39
traildad

Homemade Noter


I received some 3/4 Purple Heart dowel I want to experiment with for...
@traildad 4 weeks ago - Comments: 4
traildad

String gauge


I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the...
@traildad 2 months ago - Comments: 17
traildad

A couple love songs?


I’m glad I saw this group mentioned in another post. I’m about to learn...
@traildad 2 months ago - Comments: 7
traildad

What key am I playing in?


I learning Old Joe Clark noter drone style. My dad asked me what key I...
@traildad 2 months ago - Comments: 7
traildad

Using TEFpad app to help learn new songs


I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or in the technology group. I...
@traildad 3 months ago - Comments: 3
traildad

Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad


I searched for posts on tabledit and all that I looked at had no...
@traildad 3 months ago - Comments: 6
traildad

Choosing a dulcimer


I’m looking for a quality mid-range beginner dulcimer. I’m currently...
@traildad 3 months ago - Comments: 18

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@traildad
one month ago - Comments: 7
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@traildad
one month ago - Comments: 7

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Comments

traildad
10/19/20 02:51:28AM @traildad:

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I’m just finding this section but I’m sure I’ll figure things out eventually. :-)


Jim Fawcett
08/23/20 08:52:12PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Traildad, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
08/22/20 08:30:18PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Traildad. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/22/20 03:56:38PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dad, 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


Richard Streib
08/22/20 03:20:36PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Traildad to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn and to meet many new dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey. Ask your questions. We are here to help.