Q: What strings does The Wandering Minstrel, Inc. install on it's stick dulcimers? Does the brand and gauge matter, or should I use whatever feels best to me?
A: We prefer using Ernie Ball 2026 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Mandolin Light Strings. You can experiment using different brands and gauges of strings. Each has its own "flare" and will alter the playability and tone of your stick dulcimer. We use the following gauges for our Pickin' Sticks.
Bass String 22
Middle String 13
Melody String 9
Q: How do I clean my Stick Dulcimer - Pickin' Stick?
A: All that is needed to clean your Pickin' Stick is a very light damp cloth (water only) followed by a dry cloth wipe down. We also recommend using one of our Soft Sleeves or Travel Bags to protect & polish your instrument. The plush, scratch free interior is ideal for a quick dusting without harming your instrument.
Sales Tax Information:
On-Line Sales - sales tax for on-line purchases will only be charged to residents living within the state of Nebraska. We are located in Omaha, Nebraska, therefore state sales tax applies. All other on-line sales are exempt from sales tax. As of January 1, 2014, Omaha, Nebraska sales tax is 7%.
Event Sales - sales tax at events/shows will be determined by the destination of the event/show.
A flat rate of $30.00 will be charged for shipping a Pickin' Stick (Stick Dulcimer) within the main land United Sates. This covers the expense of packing materials and postal fees. We ship out of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Please allow 2-3 business days to process your order and take it to the postal carrier. Once your purchase has been dropped off for mailing, via UPS Store, you will receive an e-mail with the estimated time of arrival. If you have any concerns or questions about our shipping process, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
* Local customers, save yourself shipping and stop by! Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to set up a time for you to come on over. Located out of Omaha, Nebraska 68104.
* Alaska & Hawaii, please e-mail us about your desired purchase. We will send you a PayPal invoice with the appropriate shipping rate.
* International Customers - at this time we are holding off on international sales. However please contact us, we may be able to ship depending on your location.
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