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Dan Schatz help with a fretted dulcimer (9) RE: help with a fretted dulcimer 26 Nov 15

When tuned to a fifth, the third fret is indeed the place to start for a major scale. Use can buy dulcimer strings at Elderly Instruments, or a good local music shop, and you're unlikely to pull the instrument apart - more likely to break a string first. There just isn't that much tension from three strings. As you tune up, keep testing the string; if it starts to feel very taut you can stop. If it's too slack the intonation won't be good. DAA is a good way to go., almost certainly safe.

Good luck and have fun!


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