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Vixen Big hammered dulcimer (20) RE: Big hammered dulcimer 29 Jan 07

Reynaud has one of David Lindsey's "Grands", and it has marvelous tone and volume. When he bought it at Old Songs, there were three to choose from, and David had them moved, in sequence, to the same spot, so we could compare the sound of each one in the same acoustical place. He had one of his staff play the same tune on each one, so we could compare how they sounded. It was fascinating to hear the differences in volume and sustain and tone between the three "identical" instruments, though each was constructed of different woods. They all sounded lovely, and the one we finally chose had a "darker" pianolike tone--by comparison, the other two were "brighter" and sounded more like harpsichords.

It's an instrument that always draws a lot of attention when we have it out on gigs!


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