I had this Hammered Dulcimer built using springs instead of wire strings. I like the industrial sound. I had to experiment for a while to find the right kind of springs to use. I settled for three types of springs, which I thought worked reasonably well together. The sound is slightly atonal but that was the point. I wanted the melodies played on it to sound slightly vague. This Dulcimer has two octaves. The clips below are just demos so pardon the slight dullness in sound.
Spring Dulcimer Demos
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