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Posted By: leeneia
13-Dec-18 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Help: Dulcimer amplification
Subject: RE: Help: Dulcimer amplification
If you are interested in a louder sound without an amp or mic, see my post of July 23, 2010 above.

I have changed what I do. Instead of using blu-tak, which flattens with time, I make pads from the rubbery material which is sold to line shelves. You can buy it in supermarkets or hardware stores. Each pad is about 1 inch by 1-1/2. It has four layers of the padding, and I sew them together with needle and thread - a single stitch in the center, which is then tied in a knot.

Four of these, set under the edge of the instrument, keep it from sliding and make it louder.