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  • #70977
    Sylvia
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    Has anyone else noticed that Lyon Healy pedal felts are now thin and flimsy and wear thru really fast?

    #70978
    James Low
    Member

    I don’t really have experience with pedal harps but I do know that Aoyama Harps patented a Flourine plastic covered pedal felt

    #70979
    Katherine Denler
    Participant

    Vanderbilt carries their own felts. I use them on the school harps (here at IU) and I really like them. I’ve been told that they are the old kind that LH used. The main difference is that the Vanderbilt are more “fuzzy” and slightly thicker, while the LH are more dense.

    I’m curious how fast you wear through them, they should last a year or less if you play very often.

    #70980
    Sylvia
    Participant

    I have two harps, so I don’t practice on the same one all the time.

    #70981
    Sylvia
    Participant

    James, thank you.

    #70982
    Tacye
    Participant

    Pilgrim harps have two types of felt, thick and thin for different harps.

    #70983
    Katherine Denler
    Participant

    If you click on “web store” and then “harp accessories” it’s at the very bottom. They are $7 for a set. 🙂

    I think it does depend on the harp also, my harp has the same felts since 2 years ago, and they are a little packed down but otherwise in great condition (yes, I know, I should change them…). I practice 2-3 hours a day at home. A couple of the harps here at school, even though they are played 4-6 hours a day, go through felts in 2 months.

    It’s the same felt, so I can only assume the player and the harp contribute to the wear the most.

    #70984
    Sylvia
    Participant

    Thank you for your input.

    #70985

    I found some felt from a supplier for pool table felt that is more dense than what L&H sells. Look around and you can find a place that will sell it by the yard. Some places only sell 8′, what’s needed for a whole pool table but some suppliers sell yardages. You can choose any color you wish and it does hold up better.

    #70986
    carl-swanson
    Participant

    Barbara- I’m very curious about this. The red stuff that everyone uses to wrap pedals is really a cloth, not a felt. It’s called key bushing cloth and is made mainly for the piano trade. It’s woven and then shrunk to make it dense. I’m wondering if the stuff you can get for a pool table is a cloth(woven) or a felt, which is not woven.

    #70987

    Carl, you’re right, it’s not felt. It’s woven and dense, billiard cloth. $28/yard 62 ” wide.

    #70988
    carl-swanson
    Participant

    Thanks Barbara, I’ll check that out. What kind of store are you likely to find it in? Is there such a thing as a billiard supply store?

    #70989
    #70990
    carl-swanson
    Participant

    Thank you Barbara. I would never have thought of this.

    #70991

    The one time cost is higher than buying the fabric already cut, but it’s always on hand and after the 4th time you change them, you break even. Plus, it’s always at hand when a hole is worn through. The thickness of the different brands differs.

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