[Homestead] Dulcimers, was Tomatoes
lurine at softcom.net
Mon Jun 30 03:19:11 EDT 2008
What is your's made of, James? Saw a beautiful one on the net but the base
was made of redwood and I can't for the life of me figure why anyone would
want to use such a soft wood. Seems to me it would mute the sound almost
down to a thunk.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Yes indeed! But the trick is to make the box so that the 700lbs of
> from all the strings doesn't rip it apart before it is up to pitch.
> I played the hammered dulcimer in a Celtic band for a number of years.
> gig we were backstage when, after all it being Irish music, the whistle
> passed around a bottle of Bushmill. The patron of the theater just
> back stage at that moment, glanced at me with a raised eyebrow and said,
> "Oh, I
> get it now, a hammered dulcimer player!"
> Pentagon indeed!
> James </HTML>
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