July 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm #112747angela-madjarova–2Participant
I would love to hear your comments, experience and opinion about Camac harps.
Thanks in advance! 🙂July 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm #112748anna-jalkeusParticipant
I’ve only played the Big Blue, which sounds quite good amplified but a bit weak and too bright in the acoustic sound. I’m not a very big fan, even though it has its purposes. Actually, I played more Camac harps once at a showroom and the normal acoustic harps definitely sounded better but I still think they lacked warmth.
I have a friend though who bought a Camac last year and he has been very pleased with it.July 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm #112749Philippa mcauliffeParticipant
Love my Atlantide……… not just the sound although obviously that is the most important. It is very even across the whole range. It is so comfortable with a wide angle of balance and nice space at the top end. It holds it’s tune brilliantly and it is easy to move relatively speaking. It is so elegant. I got it several years ago and it was by far the most comfortable for me at an age and size when I had trouble getting my right arm round the salvis whilst reaching the pedals. I just played most of the Paris showroom and there were some lovely harps of all kinds there although I am not really ever a fan of the look of gold! Only one was mearly as nice as mine though. I have played a few other harps I liked pretty much equally to mine in sound – an Apollo, an Arianne, a L+H 30 and a Salzedo. Mine still feels best to me though for all the reasons listed.July 11, 2013 at 12:35 am #112750andy-bParticipant
I love my Camac Athena concert grand, and the Clio I had before that. I love the sound, the evenness top to bottom, and the ease of playing. Price was a contributing factor, as well as not having to worry about replacing pedal felts, and being able to do so much of the regulation myself. Having said that, I’ve tried a few that I didn’t like so much, and some Venus, L&H, and Salvis that I loved. It’s really best to try as many harps as possible and then pick the one that speaks to you! When I picked out my Athena, I tried all the pedal harps at the Atlanta Harp Center, and I realized that I was smiling ever time I played that one. I’ve never regretted it.July 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm #112751ellen-beckermanParticipant
I have a Camac Clio, and I love it. The sound is very clear and round, and almost reminds me of bells. I am very happy!July 13, 2013 at 11:14 am #112752angela-madjarovaMember
Thank you all for your comments! 🙂
AJuly 24, 2013 at 1:32 am #112753Briggsie B. PeawiggleParticipant
I love my Camac Athena concert grand. I have played lots of different harps….many of them nice…..but I’m always happy to be back on my Camac. There is only one harp that I like better, and that’s a Camac Atlantide owned by my teacher/friend. My Camac, however, is really a lovely harp which is even from top to bottom and has a beautiful, warm sound with beautiful bright upper work. If I sound like an organist when I say that, it’s because I am, and I can’t think of a way to describe the sparkle at the top other than that, but it’s there, and it’s very pretty. I love my Athena.July 26, 2013 at 6:25 am #112754angela-madjarovaMember
All your comments are great! Thanks for that! What about the angle and the space between the strings of 3 and 2 octave? If you have Camac at home and you should play on a different instrument at occasion, how easy would you adapt to another instrument?
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