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Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Set, Bass, Ball Ends (.024"RW .032"RW .054"RW)

Item Number 9080772

Regular price $16.00

They're finally here - our ball end string set with the melody, middle, and bass strings utilizing the best roller wound (RW) strings available. Roller wound strings squeak less than regular strings, of course (since they're flattened a bit with rollers), but more importantly for this string set, they're made of a brass alloy (instead of the more commonly-found bronze alloy). 

Bronze tends to give a warmer tone quality, but brass, especially with baritone and bass strings, tends to provide the player with a LOT more clarity. The instrument isn't as "muddy", which is a common problem for baritone and bass dulcimers.

Strings in this set:
Melody string: .024RW
Middle string: .032RW
Bass string: .054RW

Available only in ball end, and only in 3-string sets (going for that clarity again!), this is the string set we're using on the Folkcraft-built bass dulcimers.

Customer Reviews

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Oscar Stern
Finally adding a 4th string to the Baritone Dulcimer

I did switch back to the Original 4 String Baritone Dulcimer strings & to get the .013 Strings in the Treble position to ring clear enough, I had to extend the scale length by 5 extra inches from 29 inches to 34 inches. Thankfully these strings were actually made 3 feet longer than guitar strings.

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Jim R.
New strings

New strings arrived on time, no issues. They sound great on my new (to me,) Warren May. Also, a new set of bass strings are performing as expected.

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Joseph Trokey
Baritone strings

Trying these strings out on my old kit dulcimer. So far I really enjoy the sound I am getting.

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Brad Richard
Top Quality

I bought these loop end strings to re-string my 45 year old dulcimer. They sound great.

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Marilyn
Baritone dulcimer strings

Just what I needed for my baritone dulcimer. Ordered ball ends instead of loop but that was my fault. Thankfully I needed a middle string only so the ball end fit okay. Next order will be the loop ends and I'll change all the strings.