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by Rudy Mueller
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: New Table Success!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: New Table Success!!!!

Thanks Ken,

I'll try 3/4 inch 9 (~20 mm) spruce solid top for my next table, perhaps 3 legs.

From Wisconsin...why do milking stools have three legs??? The cow has the udder! :D Actually, three points define a plane in space, even on uneven ground.

rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: New Table Success!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: New Table Success!!!!

Should zither BOTTOMS be made of 3/4 (~20 mm) stock, or table TOPS be made of 3/16 (~5 mm) stock? Piano back??

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: New Table Success!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: New Table Success!!!!

Thanks Ken,

Does it have an enclosed "sound box"? or open bottom? Fold-able legs? Why cherry for the sides? Note stand?

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

When I retired, the people in the lab organized a list of "Rudyisms", little folk wisdom ditties, like "none of us is as smart as all of us", or it's always fun 'til somebody loses an eye". One of the more verbose was "if you want to learn to ride a horse, you can read all the books you want, but ev...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Any zither players/students in Leavenworth WA?

The last one mentioned on google was the former Emerich Wechselberger. His family ran a hotel there and the net indicates that two of his sons were musicians.

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Zither for D
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Zither for D

Also, Ludwig mentioned that in his opinion, the distance between the C on the Griffbrett and the first eb accompaniment string was larger than usual. What should this distance be? My Meinel is out at the cottage right now, will check it and the Forg tomorrow.

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Zither for D
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Zither for D

A lot of Austrian and Schrammel music is written in the key of D. That make for quite a reach for the E chord, and occasional B and Fis chords. Nobody thinks twice about Ab/Bb/Eb button box accordions, or an Eb tuba. Has anyone out there tried eliminating the first two begleitung strings (eb/bb) to ...
by Rudy Mueller
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: new strings
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: new strings

Hi Ken,

Anne is running her primary consulting business full time plus, the strings are really a service to our(her) community. She may be away from her base for extended times, sooooo, hang in there.

rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday, July 14, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Zither Sunday, July 14, 2019

There will be a Zither Sunday gathering on Sunday, July 14,2018, at the cottage (#20) of Norbert Greis, on the grounds of Carl Schurz Park, N67W33275 Highway K, Stone Bank Wisconsin. This is about 5 miles directly north of interstate 94 and downtown Delafield, and one block east of the intersection ...
by Rudy Mueller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Back to basics...
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Back to basics...

All the Hypsters say GET A FIT BIT! As an olde timer I have been tracking my body weight daily, for years. ...mean and range rule, averaging two or three weights daily A.M. , checking the range, then doing the weekly average...the average of averages...(Gauss would be happy 8-)...and tracking the re...