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Thread #35507   Message #485095
Posted By: catspaw49
16-Jun-01 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Help: Dulcimer amplification
Subject: RE: Help: Dulcimer amplification
LMAO CC........That 3.2 inches bit cracked me up. A couple of places I used to go for the "Olde Towne" type fests with a Hammered had sound systems in the village, your basic PA systems, and they'd want those of us who were playing HD's to "Plug-In" and create "ambience." I am sure you, and anyone who plays HD has heard this:

"Oh, could you please....It sounds so nice and we were hoping you could just use our PA......yada,yada.."

One of the little restored towns DID have a very decent PA and when I plugged my trusty Shure in, it did a great job. But the "3.2" thing really becomes a visual nightmare! The best place always turns out to be where I'm guarranteed to whack it about 4 times per tune with a hammer!.....Not to mention having the damn thing in your field of vision.