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  • #68239
    sidney-butler
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    Has anyone tried a light tension troubadour?

    #68240
    Jerusha Amado
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    Sidney,

    I don’t think that Lyon and Healy makes a Troubadour with light tension.

    #68241
    sidney-butler
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    #68242
    Jerusha Amado
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    Sidney,

    Thanks for the link.

    #68243
    kathy-chanik
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    Wow, this is fascinating-a Troubador with lighter tension strings.

    #68244
    sidney-butler
    Participant

    Yup!

    #68245
    andy-b
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    I’d like to point out that the term lever harp simply means a harp that has levers instead of the pedal action mechanism. L&H and Salvi lever harps ARE “real” lever harps in any sense of the word. Now it is true that lever harps may have a wide range of voice, resonance,

    #68246
    brook-boddie
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    Sidney, as Andy said, there are many people who prefer the sound of a pedal harp and are grateful to have lever harps that produce that sound.

    #68247
    sidney-butler
    Participant

    And this would be why I put the word “real” in quotes.

    #68248
    andy-b
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    Sidney, my apologies if I misinterpreted what you meant. As someone who writes professionally for a living, I tend to interpret the written word literally. When you said “lever harp” and referred to how a lever harp should sound, I didn’t realize you strictly meant folk harps and folk harp sound. I agreed with you in my first post that the Prelude and Troubadour don’t have a celtic or folk sound. But I do still feel that those concert tension and sounding lever harps are not just for those starting out until you can switch to pedal as many of our regular posters demonstrate.

    #68249
    william-weber
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    Sidney, I find it strange that you conflate the two names Salvi and Lyon&Healy around a virgule, as if they were secret twins or something. Salvi is the choice of Orla Fallon, Cormac Debarra, and Moya Brennan, all of them well-known Celtic harp players.

    #68250
    sidney-butler
    Participant

    Thanks Andy.

    #68251
    sidney-butler
    Participant

    “Secret twins?”

    #68252
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    Yes, L&H was purchased by Les Arts Mechaniques, the parent company of Salvi Harps, in 1987.

    #68253
    sidney-butler
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    Another hint at their merging is their music published under Salvi Publications and also often has “LHS” references somewhere.

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