Bowed Psaltery friends,
I have a commission to build a Bass Bowed Psaltery, something I've never built. What are the approximate dimensions? The one I saw in a YouTube video looks about 36" tip to base, and maybe 10-12" at the base.
Also, what strings do you use to get that low-low bass sound?
Do you use regular psaltery pins, or heftier piano pins, like the 5/0 (.296)?
I'm planning to use Purple Heart side rails and pin block, with a nice soft wood soundboard and back.
Thanks in advance.