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>   1. Re: Ed Haley dulcimer hammers (Chris)
>   2. Re: Ed Haley dulcimer hammers (Kenneth Kolodner)
>   3. Re: Ed Haley dulcimer hammers (Helen Snell)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:54:52 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Chris <cooperrider@yahoo.com>
> To: Hammered Dulcimers <hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org>
> Cc: ptommerup@juno.com, tommerupp@gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [HD] Ed Haley dulcimer hammers
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> You are looking for Ed Hale. ?Wonderful hammers (and dulcimers). ?I?m not 
> sure if he is still building, but I think Ted Yoder has a stockpile of them 
> for sale. ?
> 
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> On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:48 AM, ptommerup@juno.com 
> <ptommerup@juno.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,?A couple of years ago or so, I happened across a website (or maybe a 
> webpage) for a fellow who made dulcimer hammers. If I remember, I believe he 
> was named Ed Haley. I had received a pair of what looked like his hammers 
> when I acquired a used Dusty Strings D-35 close to 20 years ago, & the former 
> owner included them.?Anyway, to make a longish story mercifully shorter, I'm 
> interested in trying to locate Ed Haley & his website to try verify if the 
> hammers I have were indeed made by him, or at least appear to be made in the 
> style of his hammer design.??The problem is this: last time I looked (several 
> years ago), I quickly came across his website & a number of other HD folk who 
> were using, recommending & selling his hammers. But now, when I Google "Ed 
> Haley dulcimer hammer," I only come up with hits about a banjo player of that 
> name. So, I may have misremembered the maker's name, but it sure seems 
> familiar to me.??So, if you have any info on any of the following, I'd love 
> to hear from you: 1) Is there an HD hammer maker named Ed Haley? 2) Is he 
> still making hammers? 3) Do you know how to contact him or reach his website? 
> 4) If I'm mistaken about the name of my mystery hammer maker, do you have any 
> thoughts re: who makes hammers that have double-sided heads, are a bit old 
> timey-looking, chunky with large rounded & slightly oval heads (1 3/8" x 2") 
> with a hole in the center, 9" long shaft that is 1/2" wide, & a chunky handle 
> whereto grip is 1/4" at its narrowest part.??I'm aware that these do not 
> appear to have been made by any of the really well known & sorta mainstream 
> hammer makers, like Dusty Strings, Masterworks, Jill Weimer, Songbird, Bob 
> Bedard, etc.??There is one more clue to this mystery hammer puzzle: I have 
> seen a couple of pair of hammers similar to the ones I've described on a 
> video about hammers by Ted 
> Yoder.??https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53eHrHamJOI?Mine resemble the 2 pair 
> in the middle of the array of hammers he shows & discusses (especially the 
> pair on the left). In the video, he says they're made by Bob Bedard, but they 
> don't look anything like his familiar double-sided hammers which are somewhat 
> sleeker & more meticulously finished (I have a pair of Bob's Harlequin 
> hammers). When I consulted Bob's website, I don't see anything that remotely 
> resembles mine or the mystery 2 pair in the center of Ted Yoder's array of 
> hammers.??THANK YOU in advance for any info!!!?BTW: I'm trying to find a pair 
> of these because I really like the grip & the sound--they are the least 
> "thunky" sounding hammers (of my 40 or so pairs from many makers) for my 
> Dusty Strings D-550. By "thunky," I mean that unintended hammer thunk / thud 
> noise that accompanies the intended note being played.??Again, thanks a 
> bunch!!!?All the best,Peter(in Silicon Valley in the SF Bay Area)?
> 
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> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:21:04 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Kenneth Kolodner <kenkolodner@aol.com>
> To: hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org
> Cc: ptommerup@juno.com, tommerupp@gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [HD] Ed Haley dulcimer hammers
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> Hi Peter:
> Ed Haley (with the "y" on the end) was a legendary old-time fiddler. His 
> renditions of fiddle tunes are copied by fiddlers everywhere. John Hartford 
> did a whole recording of "Ed Haley" tunes. Perhaps that is where you got the 
> "y"!?
> On the other hand, Ed Hale (No "y") indeed used to make both hammered 
> dulcimers and hammers. Many players use Ed Hale's hammers. I use them! Super 
> simple design but many players really like the balance. Ed ceased to make 
> them. But Russell Cook has stepped in. He recently sent me 4 pairs. I wrote 
> up a long review for Master Works. My conclusion is that Russell and his crew 
> has done a super job of reproducing Ed's hammers. I believe they will be 
> ready to sell them very shortly. I'll be speaking with Russell today 
> hopefully.
> And Peter and others, check out Ed Haley. A casual youtube and internet 
> search will reveal plenty. He died in 1951 but his versions of fiddle tunes 
> live on among countless fiddlers. He had a unique style and vast repertoire. 
> My son and I recorded (on Swift House in 2017) an Ed Haley standard that is 
> widely played today: Half Past Four.? ??
> Ken Kolodner
> kenkolodner@aol.comwww.kenkolodner.comwww.kenandbrad.comwww.sandbridgedulcimer.comwww.bmoreoldtime.com410-746-8387
> Join "The Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat" on FacebookJoin "The 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ptommerup@juno.com <ptommerup@juno.com>
> To: hdlist <hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org>
> Cc: ptommerup <ptommerup@juno.com>; tommerupp <tommerupp@gmail.com>
> Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 8:50 am
> Subject: Re: [HD] Ed Haley dulcimer hammers
> 
> Hi,?A couple of years ago or so, I happened across a website (or maybe a 
> webpage) for a fellow who made dulcimer hammers. If I remember, I believe he 
> was named Ed Haley. I had received a pair of what looked like his hammers 
> when I acquired a used Dusty Strings D-35 close to 20 years ago, & the former 
> owner included them.?Anyway, to make a longish story mercifully shorter, I'm 
> interested in trying to locate Ed Haley & his website to try verify if the 
> hammers I have were indeed made by him, or at least appear to be made in the 
> style of his hammer design.??The problem is this: last time I looked (several 
> years ago), I quickly came across his website & a number of other HD folk who 
> were using, recommending & selling his hammers. But now, when I Google "Ed 
> Haley dulcimer hammer," I only come up with hits about a banjo player of that 
> name. So, I may have misremembered the maker's name, but it sure seems 
> familiar to me.??So, if you have any info on any of the following, I'd love 
> to hear from you: 1) Is there an HD hammer maker named Ed Haley? 2) Is he 
> still making hammers? 3) Do you know how to contact him or reach his website? 
> 4) If I'm mistaken about the name of my mystery hammer maker, do you have any 
> thoughts re: who makes hammers that have double-sided heads, are a bit old 
> timey-looking, chunky with large rounded & slightly oval heads (1 3/8" x 2") 
> with a hole in the center, 9" long shaft that is 1/2" wide, & a chunky handle 
> whereto grip is 1/4" at its narrowest part.??I'm aware that these do not 
> appear to have been made by any of the really well known & sorta mainstream 
> hammer makers, like Dusty Strings, Masterworks, Jill Weimer, Songbird, Bob 
> Bedard, etc.??There is one more clue to this mystery hammer puzzle: I have 
> seen a couple of pair of hammers similar to the ones I've described on a 
> video about hammers by Ted 
> Yoder.??https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53eHrHamJOI?Mine resemble the 2 pair 
> in the middle of the array of hammers he shows & discusses (especially the 
> pair on the left). In the video, he says they're made by Bob Bedard, but they 
> don't look anything like his familiar double-sided hammers which are somewhat 
> sleeker & more meticulously finished (I have a pair of Bob's Harlequin 
> hammers). When I consulted Bob's website, I don't see anything that remotely 
> resembles mine or the mystery 2 pair in the center of Ted Yoder's array of 
> hammers.??THANK YOU in advance for any info!!!?BTW: I'm trying to find a pair 
> of these because I really like the grip & the sound--they are the least 
> "thunky" sounding hammers (of my 40 or so pairs from many makers) for my 
> Dusty Strings D-550. By "thunky," I mean that unintended hammer thunk / thud 
> noise that accompanies the intended note being played.??Again, thanks a 
> bunch!!!?All the best,Peter(in Silicon Valley in the SF Bay Area)?
> 
> ____________________________________________________________
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> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:58:14 +0000
> From: Helen Snell <helensn@hotmail.com>
> To: "hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org" <hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org>
> Cc: "ptommerup@juno.com" <ptommerup@juno.com>, "tommerupp@gmail.com"
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> Subject: Re: [HD] Ed Haley dulcimer hammers
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> I think your referring to Ed Hale. I have a air of his that I love.
> https://www.dickinsondulcimer.com/online-store/Ed-Hale-Hammers-c21239218
> [https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.ecwid.com/images/3991081/436056597.jpg]<https://www.dickinsondulcimer.com/online-store/Ed-Hale-Hammers-c21239218>
> Ed Hale Hammers - DickinsonDulcimer 
> Store<https://www.dickinsondulcimer.com/online-store/Ed-Hale-Hammers-c21239218>
> ED HALE HAMMERS have been around for longer than I can remember. I used them 
> on my first hammered dulcimer, and I cannot imagine not having at least one 
> pair in my hammer box. They come in three models: Large Oval Head, Small Oval 
> Head, and Round Head. All three models come in cherry or poplar shafts, and 
> Ed chooses various exotic woods for the handles. NOTE: ED HALE NO LONGER 
> MAKES HAMMERS!! :( I
> www.dickinsondulcimer.com
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Hdlist <hdlist-bounces+helensn=hotmail.com@hammered-dulcimers.org> on 
> behalf of ptommerup@juno.com <ptommerup@juno.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:48 AM
> To: hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org <hdlist@hammered-dulcimers.org>
> Cc: ptommerup@juno.com <ptommerup@juno.com>; tommerupp@gmail.com 
> <tommerupp@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [HD] Ed Haley dulcimer hammers
> 
> Hi,
> 
> A couple of years ago or so, I happened across a website (or maybe a webpage) 
> for a fellow who made dulcimer hammers. If I remember, I believe he was named 
> Ed Haley. I had received a pair of what looked like his hammers when I 
> acquired a used Dusty Strings D-35 close to 20 years ago, & the former owner 
> included them.
> 
> Anyway, to make a longish story mercifully shorter, I'm interested in trying 
> to locate Ed Haley & his website to try verify if the hammers I have were 
> indeed made by him, or at least appear to be made in the style of his hammer 
> design.
> 
> The problem is this: last time I looked (several years ago), I quickly came 
> across his website & a number of other HD folk who were using, recommending & 
> selling his hammers. But now, when I Google "Ed Haley dulcimer hammer," I 
> only come up with hits about a banjo player of that name. So, I may have 
> misremembered the maker's name, but it sure seems familiar to me.
> 
> So, if you have any info on any of the following, I'd love to hear from you: 
> 1) Is there an HD hammer maker named Ed Haley? 2) Is he still making hammers? 
> 3) Do you know how to contact him or reach his website? 4) If I'm mistaken 
> about the name of my mystery hammer maker, do you have any thoughts re: who 
> makes hammers that have double-sided heads, are a bit old timey-looking, 
> chunky with large rounded & slightly oval heads (1 3/8" x 2") with a hole in 
> the center, 9" long shaft that is 1/2" wide, & a chunky handle whereto grip 
> is 1/4" at its narrowest part.
> 
> I'm aware that these do not appear to have been made by any of the really 
> well known & sorta mainstream hammer makers, like Dusty Strings, Masterworks, 
> Jill Weimer, Songbird, Bob Bedard, etc.
> 
> There is one more clue to this mystery hammer puzzle: I have seen a couple of 
> pair of hammers similar to the ones I've described on a video about hammers 
> by Ted Yoder.
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53eHrHamJOI
> 
> Mine resemble the 2 pair in the middle of the array of hammers he shows & 
> discusses (especially the pair on the left). In the video, he says they're 
> made by Bob Bedard, but they don't look anything like his familiar 
> double-sided hammers which are somewhat sleeker & more meticulously finished 
> (I have a pair of Bob's Harlequin hammers). When I consulted Bob's website, I 
> don't see anything that remotely resembles mine or the mystery 2 pair in the 
> center of Ted Yoder's array of hammers.
> 
> THANK YOU in advance for any info!!!
> 
> BTW: I'm trying to find a pair of these because I really like the grip & the 
> sound--they are the least "thunky" sounding hammers (of my 40 or so pairs 
> from many makers) for my Dusty Strings D-550. By "thunky," I mean that 
> unintended hammer thunk / thud noise that accompanies the intended note being 
> played.
> 
> Again, thanks a bunch!!!
> 
> All the best,
> Peter
> (in Silicon Valley in the SF Bay Area)
> 
> 
> 
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