Dusty Strings FH 34

  • Participant
    deb-l on #72780

    has anyone played Dusty’s new model?

    Participant
    stephen-vardy on #72781

    Disclaimer: I sell FH34 harps in Canada

    FH34 is built with the same quality of design and construction as the FH36H

    It is available in several woods.

    It is a very rich sounding harp.

    It has an identical string feel and tension as the Crescendo34 and the Ravenna34.

    It has the same soundboard as the FH36 harps.

    It is relatively easy to ship.

    I do not view the FH34 as a mini 36 but rather it is an outstanding harp in its own right.

    We are selling them to players who find the 36 string harp size and reach to be a little large for their taste.

    The FH34 fits in most cars whereas you may need a larger vehicle for the 36 series.

    The FH34 sound is definitely the high end Dusty sound.

    The base is not as pronounced as the FH36 but the sound is definitely well balanced.

    Walnut is the lightest and has a darker more pedal harp sound to my taste with a more of a base emphasis in the tone.

    The Sapele has a more neutral sound

    Maple is brighter in emphasis – excellent in noisy environments.

    The Bubinga has that added Bubinga spice that is hard to describe – this harp is a little heavier.

    Alison Vardy is now gigging smaller gigs and performance group work with an FH34 Bubinga with the Dusty pickup on board.

    Using it with a Crate Limo and LRBaggs Paracoustic preamp.

    It balances very well within live acoustic group music and early music.

    http://www.banquo.ca/

    (Alison is touching the harp)

    Every harp is a compromise.

    No harp does it all.

    If you are doing a wide variety of harp activities you will need several harps.

    If you wish to only own one harp the FH34 is a very good choice as it is very versatile in many environments.

    Hope that helps

    Stephen Vardy

    West Coast Harps

    Victoria BC

    Participant
    deb-l on #72782

    thanks Stephen for the very thorough run-down on the model!

    I like your closing statements

    ‘Every harp is a compromise.

    No harp does it all.

    If you are doing a wide variety of harp activities you will need several harps.

    If you wish to only own one harp the FH34 is a good choice as it is versatile in many environments.’

    very helpful.

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