Meridee Kramb
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I'm Learning What to Look for

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Smith Oct 9, 2010. 19 Replies

I have only recently started looking for a BP.  I notice all the people here have mentioned the makers of their BPs but I don't see that anyone has a Unicorn BP.  Is there something I should know?  I…Continue


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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Not yet--I'm looking. I play a celtic harp made by Triplett.
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Received an ad for a mountain dulcimer concert locally and stumbled on the bowed psaltery.
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Quite by accident

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Posted on April 17, 2017 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

I've been away from my psaltery for awhile and I'm wondering

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At 11:03am on October 7, 2010, Richard Spencer said…
Thanks for your message. When you are ready to upgrade I will have one waiting for you.

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At 8:43pm on September 24, 2010, Lori Mawhorter said…
Welcome, MK! I'm a "noob" too, and I've gotten a lot of good answers here.
At 11:29pm on September 21, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Meridee and welcome to Psaltery Strings! We hope you enjoy the site and visit often. Please feel free to ask questions and post!

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