abbj2002 wrote:I am looking for good sound quality., lower end on the sustain,
(master works = to long sustain for me)
thanks for reading and responding. I dont really live in an area where i can go try out various dulcimers.
that would be ideal. 2 days from everts dulcimer festival. . so i was hoping to get imput on dulcimer brands.
Sarah wrote:I think the lowest-sustain dulcimer I've personally heard was a Rick Thum. Sorry, I don't know what model it was (maybe Professional??). You'd have to research; I think I remember hearing that he sold at least some of his designs to Jake's Dulcimers (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) so I don't know if they're even all called "Rick Thum" dulcimers anymore. Rick plays old-time music and his dulcimers are great for that: not too muddy to play fast, and plenty of volume when you want it.
I play James Jones dulcimers and have found that my dulcimers (the models are a 3/16/18/9 Custom Chromatic and a 3/16/15/8 Travel Chromatic, both with 7/8" string spacing) have less sustain than most other dulcimers I've encountered, apart from that Rick Thum I mentioned.
I would like to ask sarah of the 2 james jones she has. which one do you play more/
I am talking about in a jam.
cboody wrote:For some reason I have not warmed to the sound [of James Jones dulcimers]. I think that was because of the way the players I've heard chose to play the instrument more than the instrument itself. Choice of hammers and also hammering style...
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