When I upgraded my harp last fall, the new harp was 1″ taller than the old, and the cheap foam footstool I was using as a slightly-too-short seat suddenly became much too small. I’ve made do for a while by putting a phone book under the footstool, but the arrangement is not stable, the foam is slowly sinking because of all the extra time I’m spending with my lovely new harp, and I’m developing some serious strain in my shoulders. Plus, because I’m too low, I’m plucking the strings too close to the soundboard and my tone is suffering immensely. 🙁
I found a dream harp bench, but it’s going to take me a lot of time to save up the $400 to buy it! Meanwhile, I found an adjustable stool on Amazon that would only cost $40; since it’s adjustable, I would also have the chance to play around and find the ideal height for the nicer bench I’d like to buy eventually.
The problem: the stool on Amazon has a hard plastic seat. Obviously, that’s not going to work well for long practice sessions, but I’ve been all over the internet and can’t seem to find a comfortably thick cushion that will fit it (13″ diameter). I don’t have the tools or the inclination to make one myself. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks so much for your help.