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Re: [HD] Hdlist Digest, Vol 13, Issue 9

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Subject: Re: [HD] Hdlist Digest, Vol 13, Issue 9
From: Stu Janis <stu@greenwood-tree.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:53:31 -0700
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Bun Loeung actually was Cambodian but he called it a khim, and his instrument looked very similar to the photo. And now that I think of it, his instrument may have been made in a Thai refugee camp.

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On Oct 17, 2013, at 12:16 PM, Chuck Boody <cboody@mcfmail.net> wrote:

I agree with Karen (welcome home).   I have a broken one in the other room.  This looks to have steel strings as opposed to the brass that is used.  If so it is probably a better instrument, at least according to the late Bun Loeng who was a mast of this and other Thai instruments and lived in St. Paul.  My recollection is that the bass bridge was tuned like an octave instrument, but you'd probably better check a better source than I am for that information...

Chuck Boody

On Oct 17, 2013, at 12:53 PM, Karen Ashbrook wrote:

Having just returned from the World Cimbalom Congress in Taiwan I recognized the picture immediately. It's probably a Thai "Khim".
Karen Ashbrook 
 


Subject: [HD] Interesting hammered dulcimer

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:45:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: knowdj@aol.com

Joyce Knowlton:-)

Hi,
I am a new member of this hd list.  I would like to post these pictures on the
list to see if anyone knows anything about this dulcimer.  It was brought into
the music shop where I teach to be checked out.  It has a wooden cover.  No one
can figure out the name on it. It has a 2 octave range in the key of G, other
keys have a smaller range.  All the strings are 22 thousandths.  The tuning
pegs are 1/4" diameter-
I tuned it with a socket wrench. I'd like to know if there is a place to
purchase tuning wrench of this size.  (A piano tuning wrench almost fits on the
pegs, but not far enough to turn them.)  Thank you.

The pictures are:

The instrument: <http://www.bobcatos.com/hdlist/images/SDC11286.jpg
The nameplate: <http://www.bobcatos.com/hdlist/images/SDC11284.jpg

Please respond to Joyce and/or the list.




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