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Thread #141298   Message #3258457
Posted By: GUEST
16-Nov-11 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Good Appalachian Dulcimer Music
Subject: RE: Good Appalachian Dulcimer Music
Hi Virginia

Missy Strothers has a helpful string gauge calculator on her dulcimer website http://www.strothers.com/string_choice.htm

We have used it and found it a good rule of thumb, though they tend to come up a little light.

When my OH was making my baritone MD he used a different algorithm and the strings he initially fitted were so heavy and taut I could not fret them!