I am thinking about selling my Stoney End Marion 34 harp and buying the Blevins Avee 34 harp instead but I have never played the harp and I don’t know anyone who has ever played it either. I would like some information about how the tension feels and any other information you can think to offer about the harp.
I’m thinking about the Avee 34 because I love the ability to switch from sitting and standing performing. I don’t know many lapharps with 34 strings other than Rees grandsicle (no) and Lyon electric silo. I don’t like the rees harpsicle line simply because it’s like playing with dental floss. The tension is horrible for me, way too loose. I like the Lyon Silo but its way outta my price range ($6000+).
If anyone has ever played the Avee 34 or have any information about the tension on it, please share! 🙂
Also if anyone knows of lap harps that have 34+ strings, please share that info too!
Thank you so much!
EDIT: I plan on having a pickup/preamp installed into the harp or some kinda clip. I know the Grandharpsicle has all that included but I really cannot work around the annoyingly weak string tension. I started on the sharpsicle and when I moved to my Marion 34 floor harp that has the tension similar to a pedal harp, I couldn’t touch my sharpsicle again. It was a major difference!