Hello! Sorry this will be long ^^’
I’m doing my research to find the perfect harp for me, I’ve never played one, but I know it’s for me. I am still saving, so I have no rush at all.
Well, as the title says, what do you guys think about single action harps? Some days ago I was pretty sure that my perfect harp could be a Lewis Creek Nightingale (27 strings), for being light, portable, having truitt levers (I’ve read a lot that these and camac are the favourites in general, right?) and having a very beautiful sound and nylon strings. But then I also thought that maybe a bigger harp, like 34 string ones, could be a very good option too. Then I found the single action ones, and saw that a Fischer harp has 34 strings. It’s sold as “children harp” but I honestly don’t need more strings. It has 5 pedals in stead of 7, but if my logic is right it shouldn’t be a probmen to change keys (like, why would I use an E#?). These 2 harps are in the same price range, maybe a bigger single action one wouldn’t be an option.
I would even say that if I end up with a full levered harp I think I would still go for the nightingale, as I’m ok with arranging music to small range instruments (I play the ukulele and I’m quite used to arrange everything I want to play, damn uke, why you so small? Hehe just kidding). But on the other hand, being able to change all the same notes at once sounds so comfortable and useful!
I know it’s unlikely but if you guys have tried both harps or similar options I would be very grateful to read about your experiences.
Oh by the way, I live in Spain, so I’m a bit limited to harps that can be found in Europe.
Thank you all for your time!