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Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert schuler Feb 24, 2016. 3 Replies

Greetings, although I primarily build and sell mountain dulcimers, I occasionally build BP's. I am selling two identical models I built in 2007. They are in new condition and had been sitting on the…Continue

Easy bow re-tensioning

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert schuler Jan 28, 2013. 3 Replies

I use synthetic hair on my bows. My bows have the tension set when I build them. Generally they stay tight for a few years. Here are some pictures of two 5 year old bows that were badly in need of…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holeton Jan 19, 2012. 1 Reply

My name is Bob and I got into BP 6 years ago after building my first hammered dulcimer. It seems like BP's and HD seem to attract  each other. I build open back 5 string banjos and mountain dulcimers…Continue


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robert schuler replied to Mechelle Fox's discussion A question about restringing
"Thinnest string in bronze. Is .018.... Robert."
Jun 23
robert schuler replied to Bill's discussion Cello Psaltery Build
"Sounds like a great project. I've always depended on trial and error. Since there is little info on larger instruments. What is your longest intended  vibrating string length and pitch...Robert"
Mar 5
robert schuler joined Grace Thompson's group
Dec 27, 2018
robert schuler replied to Frances Bercher's discussion Dead Strings
"Frances, forgive me for coming  to this late. You never said what gauge strings your using. The string lengths are good, so try a very light gauge string like .009 to .010. Heavier strings just don't vibrate well at 5 or 6" VSL.…"
Dec 16, 2018
robert schuler posted a status
"Sorry but Christmas time around my house is all hammered dulcimer. Happy New Year everyone...."
Dec 28, 2016
robert schuler replied to Frances Bercher's discussion Psaltery Strings
".012 is great... Good luck... Robert"
Oct 30, 2016
robert schuler replied to Frances Bercher's discussion Psaltery Strings
"On my soprano psalteries I use .011 wire on all strings. Never had a issue with tuning or see a need for heavier strings. You might find this wire in a hardware store. I got mine from a piano supply company in a bulk roll but I'll second…"
Oct 30, 2016
robert schuler posted a status
"Working on... Lark in the Morning... Robert."
Oct 7, 2016
robert schuler replied to Linda Hamilton's discussion Tenor Psaltery?
"Mike. I used a guitar fret ruler. I used a 25.5" scale. I set my pins in the same positions where a fret would go. Although I don't think is as critical as setting frets it is a good guide just the same... Robert."
Jun 17, 2016
robert schuler posted a status
"Playing Banish Misfortune on banjo and dulcimer for the last week. Today its the BP's turn... Robert."
Mar 13, 2016
robert schuler replied to robert schuler's discussion Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale
"Baritone model is sold... Robert..."
Feb 24, 2016
robert schuler posted a status
"Captain Pugwash theme. Otherwise known as the Trumpet Hornpipe."
Feb 9, 2016
robert schuler replied to robert schuler's discussion Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale
"Yes its still available. I sent you a friends requist. This will allow us to e mail each other... Robert."
Feb 3, 2016
NaloMeli replied to robert schuler's discussion Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale
"Hello, I was wondering if the Baritone found a home yet.  What would the shipping be to Central, SC? Peace, Nalo"
Feb 3, 2016
robert schuler replied to SUE C WHEELER's discussion using amplification
"The EP01 soundboard transducer with end pin jack. These are simple to install and easy to use. Basically you stick it onto the soundboard... Robert..."
Feb 1, 2016
robert schuler replied to SUE C WHEELER's discussion using amplification
"Schatten makes a very small pickup that we use on dulcimers, Although I never installed one on a BP. It would definitely work... Robert."
Jan 31, 2016

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At 11:59am on January 6, 2012, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…


At 11:56am on January 6, 2012, Donna Malus said…

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