Thank you Biagio and Talfryn, very helpful indeed!
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Stephanie Bennett on April 26, 2019 at 12:52 am · in reply to: Opinions on brands of transport covers? #226830
My 2¢ on Four Seasons transport covers: I have owned several of them over the years. While delightful at first, unfortunately I noticed that after several years, the foam rubber that pads the whole inside degrades, and deposits a light dusting of black, sticky crud all over your harp. Yuck! Into the trash they go. I haven’t had this problem with the Four Seasons base covers because they are just fabric, not containing any foam rubber.
I LOOOOOVE my Anderson Music Stands. They are foldable, lightweight and beautiful. They are not cheap, however. For weddings, dinner parties, etc, when every last little detail is beautiful, I don’t like to see the musicians haul in an ugly music stand. http://www.andersonmusicstand.com
I just re-read your earlier post and saw that you referred to the Anderson as “too heavy” – I just weighed mine and it is 3.5 pounds, (which I think of as a feather compared to my MisterStandMan stands at 9.5 pounds). If that’s still too heavy, I wonder if the Musicmakers “Harp desk” would suit your purpose… http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MK&Category_Code=deskStephanie Bennett on August 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm · in reply to: Dusty Strings pickups for pedal harp? #77058
A belated thanks to Maya and Janet for the answers! I use the KK Sound Big Twin pickup currently in my acoustic harps for most casuals – two-part pickup for $76 is a more balanced sound than the one-part Fishman, I find – and already own an electric harp (Lyon & Healy) for when I’ll be onstage with a band – so I guess I’m set for now. I appreciate the input about the Dusty Strings pickup! Thanks to all who replied.
Oh thanks Deb!! I’m glad you like my arrangements!! But no that wasn’t me on THIS season’s American Idol – I’ve only been on that once, which showed in April ’09, which we’re discussing in the above posts. I missed seeing this week’s A.I. so I don’t know who it was… but thanks for thinking of me!!
I’ve just this minute published RIBBON IN THE SKY (Stevie Wonder) which I’ve had requested for several weddings. My book includes both a lever arrangement and a pedal arrangement.
PS oh about the rental prices for pedal harps. (@Janelle), Why should the rental price for a pedal be less than twice that of a lever, when the purchase of a pedal harp is about ten times that of a lever? Mine are $150 to $250. If you want something to compare to (and if your prospective renters complain that’s too much), compare to Lyon & Healy: I don’t see the prices listed on their page today but several years ago I think it was several hundred dollars a month.
@Saul: I do get a security deposit, enough to cover dings, but also spell out in the contract that they are responsible for repair or replacement even if it exceeds security deposit. The contract also lists replacement value at the time of rental. Being very professional as the lessor helps you be taken seriously by the lessee. They can tell you mean business.
You’re welcome Kathleen! I just got this funny idea and decided to actually do it! There are a couple of harp pictures in the calendar, as a nod to the harp community! (Yes, I really made actual calendars!!)