Heartland Harps – Pros and Cons

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  • Participant
    jan-fetty on #155676

    Would like to hear from owners of the

    Member
    kay-lister on #155677

    Hi Jan,

    I don’t own one, but my friend has one on order.

    Participant
    Michaela Braveman on #155678

    I have my eye on one of these as well and am

    Participant
    harpglo-jean on #155679

    Hi Jan,

    Sorry, I don’t own one (yet) either…..However, a friend of mine has the new carbon fiber Heartland Delight in a beautiful green color, and I was able to play it, lift it and listen to its fantastic tone while seated at the back of a very large room. All I can say is, it’s a great harp! And yes, it could fall over in a not too strong wind, but it wouldn’t take much to secure it either.

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    jessica-wolff on #155680

    I know what you mean–it’s an awkward size, too large for a lap harp and too small for a floor harp. Unlike the Delight, which is fashioned after the larger 38-string wooden harp, this harp was not fashioned after the 36-string wooden harp, the Sylvan. Apparently it’s supposed to cover some of the territory of the vanished lap harp.

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    Michaela Braveman on #155681

    Gloria: Did you by chance check with Dave whether or not the Inifinity 36 could be played by attaching a knee bone cross-bar of some sort? I own a lap/therapy as well and like you, I don’t care for the strap so I use a

    Member
    jennifer-buehler on #155682

    I don’t know why there aren’t any pictures but yes there is a leg.

    Participant
    harpglo-jean on #155683

    Thanks Jennifer for letting us know that the Heartland Infinity comes with an internal retractable leg, (sounds similar to my Ravenna 26), that’s great!

    Participant
    shelby-m on #155684

    The BEACH?

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    karen-agabin on #155685

    My teacher from the UK has played a carbon fiber floor harp (though not Heartland) and she says it was great from a weight and transport standpoint.

    However, when she was playing anything fast or loud, due to the lack of weight it almost tipped over so it annoyed her. Can’t win em all I guess.

    Participant
    Kate Hopkins on #155686

    I had the opportunity to play both at a conference. I found that the larger had better overall tone, but the size of the 36 string made it very appealing. In regards to the drop down leg…I found it too unstable, as the light harp would wobble some while being played, I play floor harp and have never used a strap however the strap was very comfortable.

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    jan-fetty on #155687

    Thank each one of you for your input.

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    jan-fetty on #155688

    I have considered the 42″ model as well, but like you, I don’t want to use a strap, or for that matter, even the stick.

    Participant
    harpglo-jean on #155689

    Yes, I do too, they are just a bit too pricey at this point.

    Member
    Ann on #155690

    If I wanted an easy-transport harp, I’d seriously consider Blevins Glenwood 34 or Meadowind 34 or 36. All of these weigh around 15 pounds, only a bit more than the carbon fibre, narrower than Heartland,

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