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Probst Dulcimer for Sale
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Features:Sitka spruce topHighly Figured Maple Back & SidesEbony fret board, bridge & headstock veneerUnder saddle pick-upWood bindingsExtra Frets 1 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2, 13 1/2 and 15 1/2Grover…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Probst Aug 11.

 

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Rick Probst and Travis are now friends
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Kevin Lahue and Rick Probst are now friends
Aug 13
Rick Probst replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"This Dulcimer is still for sale. I do not have any others at the moment. -rick "
Aug 11
Rick Probst and Paula Brawdy are now friends
Aug 11
Paula Brawdy replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"Is this still for sale? If so please contact me directly. pbrawdy@jasnetworks.net Also would be interested in knowing if you have any others?"
Aug 10
Rick Probst and Jan Potts are now friends
Mar 3
Rick Probst replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"These Dulcimers that I make can be set up for baritone. My brother has done that with one that I sent him. Please feel free to contacts me at: rick@picturemill.com for additional information regarding this dulcimer. -rick "
Feb 26
Rick Probst and Dusty Turtle are now friends
Feb 26
Dusty Turtle replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"Interest I have in abundance.  Unfortunately, the same is not true of my finances. Actually, I heard Joellen play one of your dulcimers last summer at the Redwood Dulcimer Day.  I have to confer with my banker and perhaps submit 2013 taxes…"
Feb 26
Rick Probst replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"27.5" If you have some interest, I can send sound files of Joellen Lapidus playing this instrument. -rick"
Feb 26
Dusty Turtle replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Sale'
"Lead me not unto temptation . . .  What is the VSL on this beautiful instrument?"
Feb 26
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Probst Dulcimer for Sale

Features:Sitka spruce topHighly Figured Maple Back & SidesEbony fret board, bridge & headstock veneerUnder saddle pick-upWood bindingsExtra Frets 1 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2, 13 1/2 and 15 1/2Grover tuners (gold)This dulcimer includes a pin-less bridge that allows for traditional string spacing or four equally spaced strings.CapoNO CASE$1100.00 plus shippingIf interested, contact me here on this forum.Thanks,RickSee More
Feb 26
Rick Probst and Terry Evans are now friends
Feb 3
Rick Probst replied to Kathy L. Davanzo's discussion 'side jigs' in the group Dulcimer Making
Sep 12, 2013
Rick Probst replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Aaron O'Rourke' in the group Dulcimer Making
"The strings I used are GHS Ball End Classic Guitar Strings - Bronze, Black Trebles Set 2000 I used the FIRST string for the high Bb The THIRD string for the F middle The FOURTH string for the pair of low Bb. GHS did not have any gauges on the…"
Jul 29, 2013
Ed Gaunt replied to Rick Probst's discussion 'Probst Dulcimer for Aaron O'Rourke' in the group Dulcimer Making
"What size are the nylon strings?"
Jul 26, 2013

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At 9:12pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

Rick, I think I found pictures of these on the Everything Dulcimer page.  I assume

they are the same as the one's pictured there.  I love the looks of both of them.

The maple looks especially nice, but your comments make me hesitant about

that one.  You said it has more bass.  I do not want too much bass, and prefer

a good balance between bass and treble.  If the walnut offers a better balance,

I would be inclined to go with that one.  

Hollis

At 8:48pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

Rick, I have found cherry to be a very nice tone wood for dulcimers and harps.  Can

you send me pix of your maple and walnut dulcimers?   Thanks again.

Hollis

At 6:12pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

Thanks for all the info, Rick.  I am looking for a well balanced sound, not too bassy with a fat treble,  and with no loss of volume on the upper octave.  From what you describe, the maple model may be too bassy for me because of the greater depth.  What were the woods used in the baritone sound sample you sent?  That seemed to have a good balance.

Also, what is your build time, and what is your price for a standard model?   

Hollis

At 4:21pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

So the scale length is the same for the baritone or standard, just different string

gauges.  BTW, what is the scale on your dulcimers?  

I was referring to the sound hole in the lower bout, but that is interesting about the upper bout.  I noticed one of your dulcimers has an f-hole design in the lower bout rather than an open hole similar to guitar.  That is the sound hole I meant.

Thanks for answering all these questions.

Hollis

At 3:03pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

Your dulcimers have a very nice sound.  I especially like the sample of the baritone

setup.  How does that differ from your standard setup?   Would you say that a maple/spruce combination has a tad less bass than walnut/spruce or paduauk/spruce?   I have found that is usually the case with guitars, all other things being equal.  Also,

do you notice a tonal difference in your sound hole designs (open vs closed)?  

Hollis

At 1:45pm on February 3, 2012, Hollis Landrum said…

Thanks for the reply, Rick.  Your dulcimers look like they would fit my style and the type of music I play, which is primarily fingerpicking four equi strings and Celtic and 

Early Music (17th century and earlier).  I uploaded a sample on my page, recorded

with guitar, dulcimer, and wire harp.   In particular, I am interested in using gut

or nylgut strings, and your pinless design looks like it could be used with nylgut.

I have not heard any of your instruments, so if you can point me to a sample I would appreciate it.  I am looking for an instrument with clear and relatively short

sustain, like the sound of a lute.  One of your maple/spruce dulcimers may work

for me.  Let me know what you advise.  Thanks again.

Hollis

At 11:51pm on October 16, 2010, Jeannie in Paradise said…
Welcome Rick! Good to see another Californian! Please join our "California Dulcimer Dreamin'" group! Let's grow our presence out here!
Cheers,
Jeannie
At 11:21am on October 15, 2010, Rod Westerfield said…
welcome Rick glad ya joined the FOTMD family..
At 5:17pm on October 14, 2010, Hunter Walker said…
Welcome welcome I look forward to having one your instruments one day!
At 4:12pm on October 14, 2010, Bill Lewis said…
Welcome to FOTMD Rick.
 
 
 

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