I received a new harp in a warehouse in Vancouver today, after being shipped from the Lyon & Healy Harptacular Show in Portland Oregon 2 weeks ago. The strings have all been slackened off and I need to know the best way to tune up mynharp again. It sounded gorgeous when it was played in concert by Sasha Boldechev after I bought it. It will never sound so good again, as I am 65 and this is my first pedal harp!
I hope someone can tell me the best way to get the harp strings up to the right tension again and how should I proceed. Do I start with the lowest bass wire and work my way up? I don’t live anywhere close to where I can buy new strings and am hoping to reduce breakage as much as possible since it will be days before new strings would arrive by mail or courier.
I tried to enclose a photo of my new Apollo but file was too big and during edit I erased my whole question lol. Any help with how to reduce file size on my cell phone photo would also be welcome.