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...
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests