Hi guys, I’ve been playing a Camac 36 string electroharp and absolutely love her I have called her Aurora, and she is my princess 😛 haha but recently I’ve found my writing/composing is being prohibited a lot by the fact I can’t change key very easily and i get so tiresome changing key with the levers during performances that i think the time has come to invest in a bigger harp. I would absolutely love to play a pedal harp anyway, who wouldn’t?
I am fairly poor so have a very, VERY small budget of around 8,000 GBP and will probably end up buying second hand. I’m really interested in the Lyon and Healy Chicago petite and my favourite harpist and singer Joanna Newsom plays a Chicago. I have heard great things about this harp but I’ve also just been looking at a Salvi Orchestra 46? What would you guys advise?
Also, what is the change from levers to pedals like? I don’t know much about pedal harps, can anyone help me to be better informed?