Look around at any workshop and you’ll see more and more of these music stands in use. Why? Because they are simply the best! They are fully adjustable, can be used with virtually any hammered dulcimer stand and are quick and easy to place. The clamps work perfectly if your dulcimer has tristander legs, or if you have a large dulcimer that extends several inches beyond your stand. The paddle is your best choice for most other dulcimer stands. 17″ standard – $45.00
We carry a variety of reasonably-priced tuners and tuner-metronome combinations, patch cords, and tuning wrenches. Our two most popular tuners are the CA-30 Korg, which has seemed to be the standard for years, and the new ZOID which clips on to the tuning pins or back of the dulcimer. The ZOID has a screen which turns green when the note is in tune, and red if you are flat or sharp, plus the LCD needle which makes it easy to read in any light. We’d be happy to help you select the accessories that fit your needs and budget. $15-$34
Mighty Bright Lights
For those times when you need to see your music in a low-light environment, these Mighty Bright lights are ideal! The flexible arm of the Single Light allows you to adjust the beam where you want it, then easily bends for compact storage. The Triple LED telescopes, making it easy to position the light. The bright LED light source means no bulbs to replace – ever! These little lights are perfect with the String Fever Music Stand, but will work with any music stand. . Single $15.00, Triple LED $20.00.
Corky Banjo Mute
Nope, doesn’t have anything to do with a dulcimer, but if you know a banjo player, he or she may be interested in this little item. We manufacture these for performance, practice or studio work. It cuts out the overtones and quiets the banjo down. Made from rosewood and cork to produce a warmer tone, it is designed to remain on the instrument and adjusts easily for use or non-use. Works for open back and resonator banjos. $24.00
Not for your wrist, but for your dulcimer. Keep your program within its time limit without having to look at your wrist every few minutes. This fun little timepiece fits right over a tuning pin. Each one is different. $15.00
I had to woodburn my initials into my Ed Hale hammers because so many other dulcimer players also use his hammers that I was concerned at some point I would pick up the wrong pair and we would come to blows about whose were whose! They are light, well balanced, and easy to flip over when you want to use the other side. Please specify small or large head. $27.00.
If you want an attractive, beautifully balanced hammer, Jill Weimer’s hammers are ones you’ll want to consider. You can choose from a St. Brigit Cross, Celtic Knot, Double Heart, or the new Hummingbird design all of which are 8″ long, or the longer Treble Clefs, which are 9½ inches long. Or just for fun, play with her “hammer-shaped” hammers. They certainly help people remember the difference between a mountain dulcimer and a hammered dulcimer! $20.00 – $30.00. Shown in order: Hammers, Double Heart, Swirl, St. Brigit’s Cross, Celtic Knot, and Butterfly. Not shown are the Hummingbirds.
The String Fever flexible-shaft hammers are ideal for those of you who play lightening fast! The springy-action allows them to bounce back the way you need for your playing style. We will make them to the length you request. $10.00.
In addition to the accessories shown above, we also carry a nice variety of other supplies such as capos; strings for upright bass, violin, and other bluegrass and folk instruments; guitar, cello and bass stands; bass bags, bridges, adjustables wheels, and endpins; banjo capos and bridges; guitar stands which also work for autoharps, banjos, bowed psaltrys and other instruments; hard-to-find picks for guitars, ukuleles, and mountain dulcimer; and instructional materials for hammered dulcimer, string bass, and guitar. If it isn’t listed here, we may have it anyway!
“Sunday Best” — Weekly worship has always been an important part of family life. In “Sunday Best” we play many favorite old hymns and a medley of patriotic tunes. You’ll hear recorder, fiddle, mandolin and banjo on several of the pieces. $15 + $1.50 shipping.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus • Just As I Am/Open My Eyes • Poor Wayfaring Stranger • Old Rugged Cross • Morning Has Broken • I Need Thee Every Hour/Great Is Thy • Faithfulness/Softly & Tenderly • Follow the Gleam/On the Wings of a Dove • Jesus I Come • My Country ‘Tis of Thee/ Battle Hymn of the Republic/America the Beautiful • Victory in Jesus • It is Well With My Soul • Life’s Railway • Holy Holy Holy/Nothing But the Blood/Are You Washed in the Blood • I Surrender All • Whispering Hope • Nearer My God To Thee
“Diamonds In The Snow“ — Long winters in Montana, my (Laurie) childhood home, were compensated in part by the unique beauty of the “diamonds” in the snow. The title cut of this seasonal album captures the joy of winter play. $15 + $1.50 shipping.
Winter Wonderland • What Child Is This • St. Basil’s Hymn • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas • Away in a Manger • Diamonds in the Snow • We Need a Little Christmas • White Christmas • O Holy Night • Do You Hear What I Hear • Silent Night • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers • Let there Be Peace on Earth
“Heartstrings” — After many requests from brides-to-be for a sample of what we might play at a wedding or reception, we decided to produce an album of romantic music. This mellow CD contains a few pop tunes mixed in with some classical standards, plus some less familiar melodies that are sure to become among your favorites. Classical violin is featured on several of the cuts. $15 + $1.50 shipping.
Last Date • Largo • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring • Blessed Assurance/Have Thine Own Way • Valse Petit • Dejeuner • When I’m 64 • I Just Want to Dance With You • Minuetto • Blind Mary • Erev Shel • Shoshanim/Trees of the Field • Bermudaful • Canon in D • Grandpa (Tell Me ’bout the Good Old Days) • The Water is Wide