sharpsicle query

  • Participant
    unknown-user on #68801

    Hi, I’m thinking about buying a sharpsicle as a second harp but as I

    live in New Zealand I have no way of being able to listen to one to

    hear what they sound like and was wondering if anyone who owns one

    can elaborate for me on their sound or if anyone has a sound file

    that would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Mags

    Participant
    Zen Sojourner on #68802

    I personally didn’t care for the sound of the one Harpsicle I’ve ever
    had the opportunity to play.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68803

    I couldn’t disagree more with Zen.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68804

    I have found with the harpsicles and sharpsicles that there is a big difference in sound depending on who is playing it.

    Participant
    Zen Sojourner on #68805

    Believe me, plucking the strings is not something I’m shy about.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68806

    Thank you all very much for your help with my sharpsicle query. I have heard mostly good things about them from the internet and I think it will suit my purposes as it is lightweight and easy to transport and also has a good range for a second harp.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68807

    Frankly, I haven’t been that impressed with them. To my ear they sound like rubber bands

    on a cigar box. If you’re looking for an inexpensive instrument, check out the harps made

    by George Leverett (http://www.aroundthehearth.com/harpmaker/harps.html). I’ve played

    a couple of them and was favorably impressed. The site has a sound sample so you can

    hear what they sound like.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68808

    Hi Marilyn, I have had a Harpsicle for about a year now and it has been a good sturdy little harp.

    Participant
    Zen Sojourner on #68809

    I went and looked at this, and it has some advantages and some disadvantages.

    Firstly, the expense to add levers is NOT nominal.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68810

    I would have never recommended something I had not seen in person.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #68811

    Hey Marilyn! Fellow NewZealander here, in the Waikato area. Did you buy the sharpsicle? I’m really interested to know, I have been going back and forth all over the net this year looking for a second harp (I own a Kim Webby lever harp)Trying to find a lap harp with a decent range and levers included. Whereabouts are you? perhaps we could petition one of the bigger musical instruments shops over here to ship in this model (sharpsicle). Even if we didn’t like it they could surely find a buyer. just an idea, please do contact me: anniemaidennz@msn.com

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