I've built quite a few dulcimers over the years ... because I enjoy building. But I also play. Some of them get sold, some given as gifts. I always include an extra set of strings with the "sells" and "gives". and those I play obviously will need a string change periodically.
Bulk string purchase is the way to go. A money saver and I'm never without strings (making them a time saver, too. Same great quality as those sold in sets.
I always use these strings. High quality, and consistent performance.
Being able to buy a dozen strings of whatever gauge I want is such an improvement over buying sets of strings. I have four dulcimers with different VSLs both ball end and loop end and now I always have the right string readily at hand. And of course the quality of the strings is excellent. Couldn’t be happier.
Excellent quality as you always expect from Folkcraft. These strings leave nothing to be desired.
These are one of the best sets of hammer dulcimer strings I ever purchased for my Green River 12/11 HD. The quality is outstanding, the price extremely reasonable, and the shipping very fast. I would definitely not hesitate to purchase all my HD string sets from Folkcraft!