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  • #68514
    unknown-user
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    Hi Re,

    Now you are a lucky lucky gurl…all those harps! And

    #68515
    unknown-user
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    Hi Helio,

    Thanks so much for that…its useful to hear about the perspective from a professional pedal harpist. I have not heard of Habinski harps, but will definitely look them up. Thanks for describing this harp too, as so many of us have not heard of them and have not the opportunity to go and play them!

    Cheers!

    #68516
    Leigh Griffith
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    Last summer at Somerset I was able to try the 36 string Llyr (next size
    down from the Storm King) and the 34 string Fisher Eireann. I would
    have gladly taken either one home, but my finances dictated a more
    modest purchase. I am not complaining about my final decision to bring
    home a 34 string walnut Triplett Sierra! I love my harp and think it is
    definitely sounding better all the time.

    Toward the end of the day when I had been trying harps for about six
    hours, the very thin carbon strings in the upper ranges were quite
    painful to pluck. One would need very serious callouses to play those
    strings for any length of time! That was the only complaint I had about
    the “Canadian” harps! ;-)

    Leigh

    #68517

    Hi Curls

    Oh, Mark Norris harps make me drool!

    #68518
    unknown-user
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    Bring on Big bad gurl harp trouble! Yes, I often think if I had more money…I’d be

    #68519
    unknown-user
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    Yes, I agree about carbon fibre in the upper octaves..I was using them on my pedal harp and found that I got monster callouses very quickly, and had to file them down as I was getting an unattractive tone colour as a consequence.

    #68520
    bernhard-schmidt
    Participant

    Hi
    Carbon strings in the high

    #68521
    Tacye
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    I have so far managed to persuade myself I do not need a Tim Hampson, but I do like his harps.

    #68522
    sherry-lenox
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    Unfortunately the website is a little iffy. The picture of the harps together is beautiful though.

    #68523
    tony-morosco
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    I currently have two lever harps.

    One is a Lyon and Healy Folk harp. I

    #68524
    m-l-mcneel
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    Thanks, Re, for the mention of my “lovely Thormahlen.”

    #68525
    unknown-user
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    Thanks Mimi,

    There is some really very useful info in that post, thanks for listing your music styles in particular.

    #68526
    unknown-user
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    Thanks for that Bernard, that is very good to know.

    You were mentioning elsewhere some nylgut strings, and maybe when I finally get around to buying another lever harp, nylgut may be more readily available in this part of the world. As that sounds like a better option to me. I’ll talk to some of harp suppliers here and see what I can come up with.

    Cheers.

    #68527

    Hi Curls:

    The Caferky harps I have seen are very similar to the Eireann harp that Larry Fisher makes.

    #68528
    Kelly R
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    I have 3 lever harps, about to be 2.

    First is a Salvi Eire, which I’m selling (tomorrow actually).

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