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Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2017

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A friendly place to show off your dulcimer creations and discuss building and playing tips.

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I need a favor please.

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 2, 2015. 2 Replies

I get confused real easy when it comes to fact and figures . I am making two stick type dulcimers.I am nearing the time when I need to fret the things. So I get on the computer ,go to this site and…Continue

Resonator Dulcimer

Started by Lex Luthier Jul 30, 2015. 0 Replies

Sorry for the fuzzy images!This was my first resonator cone stick dulcimer. The neck is poplar with a paduck fretboard. The pickup is a piezo rod underneath the bridge and the Vol / Tone pots are…Continue

Tags: stick, dulcimer, resonator

Scale Length verses Tuning Characteristics of Stick Dulcimers

Started by Rand Moore May 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi All,I am trying to get a "handle" on the scale length of a stick dulcimer verses the range of different 1-5-8 tunings that an instrument can handle without popping (breaking) a string, or having…Continue

Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped?

Started by LJ. Last reply by Brian Lemin Mar 27, 2014. 17 Replies

I want to build a dulci. But have been using wfret for my layout. It has a nice printable template. Anyways can I use the same template and just skip certain frets? If so what frets are skipped? And…Continue

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Comment by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron on May 26, 2015 at 3:21pm

Comment by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron on May 26, 2015 at 3:20pm

trout run dulcimer

Comment by Randy Burks on November 27, 2012 at 1:14am

I have a couple of questions. I am working on a lap type dulcimer from nut to bridge is 28.5. What strings would be best to use and what tuning would be best

Comment by Ted Crocker on July 21, 2012 at 3:19pm

Can someone (Randy?) add a discussion here above on what frets to leave out for dulci fretting please?


Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 10:08am

check out this Boss Loop vid....Wow !!!!!!!

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 10:07am

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 9:56am

Comment by Mark Lillo on November 25, 2011 at 6:32am

Comment by Mark Lillo on November 7, 2011 at 4:28am

6 string cedar dulcimer 25 1/2" scale

Comment by Mark Lillo on August 15, 2011 at 4:37am

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