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First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myron Joe Hickel Nov 5. 10 Replies

Lots of fall chores so I changed my habits and work hobbies in the morning. Chores after lunch one of the things I needed to get was firewood. This is the first year that I have used aspen as a…Continue

Question about mountain tenor CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 12. 4 Replies

I've been wandering around YT and noticed that tenor guitars sound different than the CBG mountain tenors. They use the same strings from a six string set. Is it because they are tuned to C and the…Continue

 

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Myron Joe Hickel replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Salt when clamping!
"I've used salt, for use on fretboards and the scarf joint. about 10 grains of salt 3" from each end of the fretboard centered. On the scarf joint I have placed salt dead center, squeeze clamps at each end then a C clamp in the…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
"Hi Myron, its all been said above and I agree, nice work well done. Taff"
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"Looks like someone will be very happy when they get her. Something about black and gold makes it look classy. Great job Josh"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
"Thanks Brian The eyes flow over them and don't stop. That's a good thing but I touch them and built them I know they are good but not clean. There are some pencil marks I didn't find until after the finish, some visible glue lines.…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
" Big smile, red pill blue pill I'll let you know what color. Joe"
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"If you ever figure out how to avoid that "Final Steps Rush" please pass it along. I think everyone on this site could use the cure. Keep after it........."
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
"P S, Good, but not top notch couple visible glue lines, some soft wood dents from not being careful in my handling of them and always rushing the build to see them done. I figure that will change as I learn about the woods and their draw backs and…"
Nov 4
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
"Tom It sounds great. I can only do the start of batman and some notes and chords if I look at a chord chart:)  2 volumes 2 tones one 3way switch. Harmonics are good the notes go slightly sharp if I press hard. Still not bad for a body made out…"
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Tom T replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers
"Beautiful work! I see that the six string is a lefty. Nice design and great execution. How's it sound?"
Nov 4
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First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers

Lots of fall chores so I changed my habits and work hobbies in the morning. Chores after lunch one of the things I needed to get was firewood. This is the first year that I have used aspen as a firewood. When it was delivered he started throwing the wood off of his truck and I heard a nice tone from the aspen. Not the thunk of fir or pipe but a nice ting as they hit each other. And began to wonder if it would make a sound board for a  stringed instrument. I cut a few pieces and made a stick…See More
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At 6:22pm on July 23, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

I would like to welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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1st Resonator 4 string

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 5:41pm 3 Comments

I had some electric stove burner covers from when we bought the house. The small ones are 8" in diameter and I figured they would work out just fine. I have it tuned dgbd and to my ears it sounds great, almost like it is being played through an amp.

Now I need to learn how to play.…

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My first

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 9:13pm 5 Comments

I know it is ugly as sin but it is able to be tuned. So I am happy with it, she has already gone a few changes. The parts were ordered through cb gitty after I purchased Shanes book. I had 3 cigar boxes but they ended up being made of card board. So I made a box using the dimensions of a john ruskin cigar box. I made the guitar to be played right handed and without frets. The dark wood under the bridge was the bridge and the oak fret was not in place. I had about 3/8ths of a inch in action…

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