Post by Dick Glasgow on Jul 10, 2009 2:28:24 GMT 1
OK So when is the last time you played with a Hackbrett player?
I was fortunate enough to play with one just last night, for lucky me, Nikita Pfister your other moderator, is over here for a few days, enjoying the Causeway Coast.
Anyway, I'm sure it was rather rare for any Irish pub to be honoured with the presence of Hackbrett & Dulcimer on the same night.
I must say, his chromatic Hackbrett has FIVE strings for each of note & it gives a gorgeous warm, full sound without being too loud & quite honestly makes a HD sound rather thin & weak in comparison.
That might be something for HD makers to look at, but before you all rush out to buy one, may I warn you that Nikita's own instrument cost in the region of £5,000, with a brilliant & discreet damper system included, of course!
Anyway, here are a few Hackbrett YouTubes to give you an idea of their rich sound & get you in the mood!