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Re: [HD] Criteria for Choosing a Hammered Dulcimer

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Subject: Re: [HD] Criteria for Choosing a Hammered Dulcimer
From: Rob Richardson <cedriccicada@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:59:40 -0500
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Indeed.  Guy George lives near me, and was gracious enough to invite
me to visit him to try out the Grand and Baby Grand models.  I didn't
care for the Grand, but the Baby Grand sounded wonderful.  One
question I was curious about when I began my search for a new
dulcimer: is there one that sounds better enough than my current one
that I am would be willing to spend $2,000 on?  I would be quite happy
to spend the money for a Baby Grand.

RobR

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Gibboney Vicki <dvgib@atlanticbb.net> wrote:
> There is now a “Guy George” model David Lindsey hd.  Much less sustain.  You 
> might like that.
> Vicki
>
> On Dec 14, 2013, at 7:23 PM, Rob Richardson <cedriccicada@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> To answer your original question:  I think my choice is going to have
>> to be based on both tone and sustain.  I might find a dulcimer with
>> wonderful tone, but if there's too much sustain, it's just not going
>> to sound too muddy to me.  That's exactly what happened when I played
>> my niece's Dusty Strings D650.  The tone was very good, but there was
>> so much sustain that I could not enjoy it.
>>
>> When I played the David Lindsey Baby Grand next to my current Lindsey
>> Chromatic Spinet, it was obvious that the tone of the Baby Grand was
>> much better than the Spinet.  The Baby Grand had more sustain, but not
>> too much.  The notes flowed from one to the next, but they didn't last
>> long enough to make the tune sound muddy.  Its balance between tone
>> and sustain was excellent for me.
>>
>> RobR
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Steve Eulberg
>> <seulberg@owlmountainmusic.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks, Rob, sorry for the confusion!
>>>
>>> Steve Eulberg
>>> dulcimercrossing.com
>>>>
>>>> Ah.  This seems to be it:
>>>>
>>>> http://dulcimercrossing.wordpress.com/
>>>>
>>>> RobR
>>>>
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