July 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm #68609
All I can say is that levers that push the string out of alignment with the other strings create a lot of problems. How about a push button that pops out a post that presses the string without pushing it? We need simplicity.July 23, 2008 at 7:14 pm #68610TacyeParticipant
For high-tec practicality I am very impressed with the Teifi levers, which are similar, but I think have even more scope for adjustment than these seem to and less elegant, but very visible and grabbable handles. They are also in active use on Teifi’s harps.July 23, 2008 at 9:59 pm #68611
At the Exhibition at Dinan the Teifi company was just beseide me …so I meet Mr. Allan Shiers personell. I must say this was a highlight for me at the exhibition. I like very much the modell of the company…how it works.
When I statted this thread, I didnt want a comparison of different levers.July 24, 2008 at 10:15 am #68612Bonnie ShaljeanParticipant
Bernhard, I am sorry for offending you – it really was not my intention. I was certainly not making assumptions – merely asking questions, because it was not clear how far these levers had been tested and proven, or what they sounded like. And those are fair queries to raise.
This is the first I’ve heard that they work well on a Dusty, which is helpful to know.July 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm #68613
that is OK. Thank you.July 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm #68614
Wy is the picture taken away from the harpcolumn ?
At least I dont see it anymore.
RegardsJuly 24, 2008 at 4:09 pm #68615
Sorry, this was my mistake.Probably a temporary server loss on my side.Regards.July 29, 2008 at 11:55 am #68616
I’m Murielle Schreder, manager of Delacour Levers, and harpist too.
Our web site isn’t done yet, but it will be done very soon.; so, I can answer to technicals questions, and give the prizes: we have several finitions, brass, copper, nickel and black nickel. Copper and Brass will getting “old”, not the nickel and black nickel. So, the price is, for one set, 11,90E each for brass and copper, 12,18 for nickel and B nickel.July 31, 2008 at 2:50 am #68617mary-savardParticipant
Regarding the discussion on these new levers, I was browsing some harp sites yesterday and noticed that Caswell Harps is using these levers.July 31, 2008 at 11:42 am #68618carl-swansonParticipant
Musielle- Thank you for the information. The prices would not be unreasonable at all if the dollar and Euro were more or less the same in value as was originally intended. Maybe with a new president things will get somewhat better into balance. But at 11.90 Euros each, an American will have to pay about $19 per lever, which is just about what I expected. As I said, it’s not your fault, and your prices are not unreasonable. We’ll just have to wait and see if people are really willing to pay the higher price.July 31, 2008 at 4:18 pm #68619
yes, the prices are not unreasonnable, and the harpist have to see by them selves that this lever really worth it price… At that time, there is a set on theOctober 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm #68620
I just got a chance to try these levers at the Dusty Strings Harp Symposium. For two reasons I would not use them:
Sound: there was some disagreement about this, but to my ear they very slightly muffle the tone. It may not be significant in performance, but listening “close up” I preferred the Camac levers (which were installed on an identical harp for comparison).
Usability: they get a zero here for two reasons. First, they are hard to grab because of the round shape. Second, and most significant, they are extremely confusing visually. You can see through the ring-shaped handles, which makes them almost disappear. It’s almost like an optical illusion where you aren’t sure whether to trust your eyes.October 30, 2008 at 2:00 am #68621Gillian BradfordParticipant
Its funny because there was reluctance to take up the camac levers when they first appeared ( truitts were superior for so many reasons and even some harpists preferred lovelands!) and now they are the new darling of the lever harp world. A with all things it takes time and perhaps a design tweak before acceptance is widely gained.
I would be willing to try these new levers if I had a harp that didn’t already have levers.November 23, 2009 at 12:12 am #68622
From the small French workshop ” Delacour” come outstanding and sophisticated new levers for harps.
You can find these highly developed mechanisms under the original homepage
Now I found that the company Camac for very strange reasons registered aNovember 23, 2009 at 1:04 am #68623barbara-brundageParticipant
Your link takes me to a huge Danish law firm specializing in intellectual property rights,
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