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Sean Belt three-string dulcimer (11) RE: three-string dulcimer 14 Sep 00

Both of my dulcimers came with the two-course melody, or noter, string, making it a four-string dulcimer. When I'm playing the one I tune to D-DD and use a noter on, the doubled string is okay. But the one I fret with my fingers and tune variously to DAD, DAA, DGD, etc. I found the doubled string didn't add much in the way of volume or clarity of melody notes, so I pulled it off.

Most of the players I know agree that once you've gone to the single melody string, you'll never be comfortable playing doubled again.

Then there're the 4 equidistant stringed dulcimers...

- Sean

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