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John Pearse® Plucked Dulcimer Bronze Loop End 4 String, .009 - .023, 5000

John Pearse® Plucked Dulcimer Bronze Loop End 4 String, .009 - .023, 5000
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60% Recommend this product (3 of 5 responses)
By tom
blaine, washington
love the pearse
April 16, 2022
I just built my first dulcimer and was very nervous about how it would sound, I strung up these John Pearse strings and was very pleased with the sounds that came out. I also have John Pearse strings on my octave mandolin, and I love them.
By K H.
Here, Colorado
Don't think these were the right choice for my short VSL Dulcimer
December 23, 2020
I'm going to replace these as soon as possible. But I'm not sure the problem is the John Pearse Strings - I don't think these were the right choice for my short VSL Dulcimer.
By Jen L.
North Carolina
September 1, 2020
I'm a novice at musical instruments but I have a Dulcimer that needed strings replaced. These are perfect.
By Alyosha
A good start!
June 8, 2018
I play mandolin, guitar, and violin. I built a walnut dulcimer from a kit and felt that the strings supplied with the kit didn't play well unless they were tuned up to Eb Bb Eb or higher. (from the D A D). Particularly, the melody strings were not very loud compared to the drones.

My original thinking was to go with heavier strings on the D melody course, but after looking at the options I decided to go with lighter strings on the D course. These strings have two gauges on the melody D course: 0.09 and 0.10. That seemed to be a unique approach so I ordered them up and I am really pleased with the sound.

Give them a try.
By Mike c.
Dulcimer strings
March 11, 2011
I've tried a various amount of strings and the Pearse strings beat them all.....hands down! The bronze "bass" string just resonates so well and the high melody strings really bring out the high tones. I highly recommend these to any dulcimer player. I've been playing mountain dulcimers for over 30 years and these are the best I've ever used.






1st C

Silvered Plain



2nd C

Silvered Plain



3rd C

Silvered Plain



4th G

80/20 Bronze Wound




John PearseÒ Strings

"English studio musician John Pearse first began researching into music string manufacture in the mid-sixties. The first person, ever, to teach guitar on television - his BBC lessons have been seen in six countries while his PBS series, STRINGALONG, was shown in most US television markets whilst becoming perhaps the best selling video guitar course both nationally and internationally. He is the author of some forty books on such diverse subjects as instrument building and technique- to cooking and the traditional art of fly fishing! In 1965 John began his collaboration with British Music Strings, a London string maker, to develop a guitar string with both a longer life and a more accurate vibrating and nodal pattern. His designs were so successful that, over the years, both British Music Strings and Thomastik marketed strings under his name. John also designed string lines for Bourne Guitars and Jay Associates, makers of the Jester guitar line.

In 1978 he came to the United States to develop a unique line of accessories for the C.F.Martin Company. It was here that he again met dulcimist Mary Faith Rhoads. After eighteen months, he decided to leave Martin, and, with Mary Faith, started Breezy Ridge Instruments to produce the Breezy Ridge Hammer Dulcimer. His revolutionary design proved itself to be the best sounding Hammer Dulcimer ever made. Next came a line of music strings designed especially for the professional musician. Within months, word of these exciting strings had spread across the country and pressure from both the public and beleaguered dealers had persuaded John and Mary Faith to make their line available to stores and things have just kept growing since then!"



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