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(YouTube)   And you thought the Appalachian dulcimer was strictly a folk instrument. Enjoy this rendition of "Whole Lotta Love"   (youtube.com) divider line 26
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2014-06-19 01:07:22 PM
At least credit Willie Dixon.

http://youtu.be/WyAY3DQkLj0
 
2014-06-19 02:37:26 PM
Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: A Dulcimer player with a beeper.

Q: What's a Dulcimer good for?
A: Kindling.

I'll be here all week
Avoid the veal
 
2014-06-19 02:57:04 PM
Yes, all that sound is coming from just 3 strings.

except that...

One pickup is running through an octave pedal, overdrive, and chorus. The second pickup is running through a phase shifter, compressor-sustainer, and Blues Driver distortion pedal.

I could make a kazoo sound good with all that gear.
 
2014-06-19 03:28:04 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: At least credit Willie Dixon.

http://youtu.be/WyAY3DQkLj0


No one cares.
 
2014-06-19 03:28:40 PM

p0nk: Yes, all that sound is coming from just 3 strings.

except that...

One pickup is running through an octave pedal, overdrive, and chorus. The second pickup is running through a phase shifter, compressor-sustainer, and Blues Driver distortion pedal.

I could make a kazoo sound good with all that gear.


I'd like to see that.
 
2014-06-19 03:31:19 PM
www.djsets.co.uk
 
2014-06-19 03:47:17 PM

ZMugg: Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: A Dulcimer player with a beeper.

Q: What's a Dulcimer good for?
A: Kindling.

I'll be here all week
Avoid the veal


Just sold my Appalachian dulcimer a few weeks ago - had an SCA merchant sell it on commission. Love the sound of that instrument, but I no longer have time to play, and a good handmade instrument shouldn't gather dust like that.
 
2014-06-19 03:49:32 PM

ZMugg: Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: A Dulcimer player with a beeper.

Q: What's a Dulcimer good for?
A: Kindling.

I'll be here all week
Avoid the veal


I was told the height of optimism is a mosquito, floating down the river on his back, with a hard-on, whistling for the draw bridge to open.
 
2014-06-19 04:17:17 PM
Broken? These guys probably did it...

graphics8.nytimes.com

This dude can fix it, though...

Too obscure? I hope so, I've never gotten one of these obscure things to work before...
 
2014-06-19 04:18:18 PM
Dammit...
Threw away the second pic. as a "non image".

artchoo.artchoo.netdna-cdn.com
 
2014-06-19 04:36:01 PM

Mikey1969: Too obscure? I hope so, I've never gotten one of these obscure things to work before...


I'm gonna guess, "Jack's Big Music Show." Like it says on the drum. Of the picture you posted.
 
2014-06-19 04:42:23 PM

Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: Too obscure? I hope so, I've never gotten one of these obscure things to work before...

I'm gonna guess, "Jack's Big Music Show." Like it says on the drum. Of the picture you posted.


Still doesn't match the relevance of the images to this thread. I helped, but you got to take it further if you're gonna back the Snark Truck up to the loading dock.
 
2014-06-19 05:13:14 PM
Whole Lotta Suck

sucks more than a tiawanese hooker
 
2014-06-19 05:14:09 PM

Archimedes' Principal: ZMugg: Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: A Dulcimer player with a beeper.

Q: What's a Dulcimer good for?
A: Kindling.

I'll be here all week
Avoid the veal

I was told the height of optimism is a mosquito, floating down the river on his back, with a hard-on, whistling for the draw bridge to open.


That happened to me once... didn't open the damned bridge then blamed me for the paint scrape.... bastages!
 
2014-06-19 09:31:24 PM

p0nk: Yes, all that sound is coming from just 3 strings.

except that...

One pickup is running through an octave pedal, overdrive, and chorus. The second pickup is running through a phase shifter, compressor-sustainer, and Blues Driver distortion pedal.

I could make a kazoo sound good with all that gear.


And Mr. Page didnt have all those effects and/or more?
What the hell is your point exactly? that you could do the same thing with a kazoo? great! do it, perform it, and post it, and submidt it and maybe we can all go Hey check out this dude doing zep on a friggen kazoo!


jack ass
 
2014-06-19 11:18:36 PM
good friend of mine dad make those things.
 
2014-06-19 11:20:11 PM
let me rephrase that. (badly worded)
My friend's dad makes them. (Mike Clemmer)
 
2014-06-19 11:22:10 PM
Cerebral Knievel:
And Mr. Page didnt have all those effects and/or more?
What the hell is your point exactly? that you could do the same thing with a kazoo? great! do it, perform it, and post it, and submidt it and maybe we can all go Hey check out this dude doing zep on a friggen kazoo!


jack ass


my point is that it is easy to make a simple instrument (such as a 3-string dulcimer) played with minimal skill sound remarkable with the right engineering behind it.  Not sure why your panties are in such a twist.
 
2014-06-20 12:50:42 AM
I loved the opening, He smacked that thang and it started cookin'.
 
2014-06-20 10:58:29 AM

p0nk: Yes, all that sound is coming from just 3 strings.

except that...

One pickup is running through an octave pedal, overdrive, and chorus. The second pickup is running through a phase shifter, compressor-sustainer, and Blues Driver distortion pedal.

I could make a kazoo sound good with all that gear.


"All that gear" and more is only $23 on ebay

galleryplus.ebayimg.com
 
2014-06-20 02:02:15 PM
as someone who plays Appalachian Dulcimer I still don't see the point of this. Sure you CAN do it, but why would you want to? It doesn't sound that great played that way, if you really want to play Zepplin that much why not learn it on guitar? It seems with that set up he could do a lot of experimental things with the dulcimer that would be a whole lot more interesting than  trying to play a 50 year old guitar song
 
2014-06-20 02:09:35 PM
I like it.
 
2014-06-20 03:58:40 PM

p0nk: Cerebral Knievel:
And Mr. Page didnt have all those effects and/or more?
What the hell is your point exactly? that you could do the same thing with a kazoo? great! do it, perform it, and post it, and submidt it and maybe we can all go Hey check out this dude doing zep on a friggen kazoo!


jack ass

my point is that it is easy to make a simple instrument (such as a 3-string dulcimer) played with minimal skill sound remarkable with the right engineering behind it.  Not sure why your panties are in such a twist.


Well, my panties are in a twist because of your flippant dismisal of the guys talent, and of the instrument itself.

Jimmy Page, paige, whatever, also relyed on a lot of engineering and technique to get the performance he wanted out of his instrument. power chords generaly sound like crap without some degree of fuzz and distortion after all.

and just because the instrument only has three strings doesnt neccesarily make it simple, or primative. it just makes it different.. the chord structures are different, the tuning is different, the playing is different, and he had to completely recompose the song for the instrument.
It was an excellent performance, from a guy that knows what he is doing on an instrument that you seemed to have unfavorabley compared to a kazoo

That is why my panties got into a twist..

do you also dismiss the Ukulele as an unworthy instrument?
 
2014-06-20 04:00:52 PM

ModernPrimitive01: as someone who plays Appalachian Dulcimer I still don't see the point of this. Sure you CAN do it, but why would you want to? It doesn't sound that great played that way, if you really want to play Zepplin that much why not learn it on guitar? It seems with that set up he could do a lot of experimental things with the dulcimer that would be a whole lot more interesting than  trying to play a 50 year old guitar song


maybe he was proving a point? showing that it could be done? and that the cover song and internet post was a method to lure people in to check out his other performances?
 
2014-06-20 04:17:27 PM
Everybody's a critic ! I actually think it's a pretty novel use of the instrument given that it's usually found in more of a folk music setting. Loved the string bending with the thumb. I'd like to hear what it sounds like without all the effects.

// I play one myself ; poorly. I have a Diamond 6 string "Church" dulcimer, built by Lucky Diamond in 1975 when he was still in Silver Spring, Md. Started out trying to learn how to play right handed, finally had to switch it over to left hand because I'm the left hander's left hander.
 
2014-06-20 10:01:09 PM
"Tuned 1-5-8, it's loaded with power chords."

Ah yes, the power chord. Makes you hardcore, like Green Day, or Blink 182. Requires no skill and lets all your songs sound the same!
 
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