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  • Marla Spellenberg

    Member
    14 March, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Hi All !

    I’m looking for harp dolly! Something reasonably priced, which now-a-day’s is relative. I looked at Musicmakers, which seems ok, but pricey for a small platform on wheels. The kit is cheaper, but my hands are weakened by my auto-immune disease, so using tools to finish it (hubby doesn’t want to, says buy it pre-made) would take me a long time.

    Has anyone used Musicmaker’s dolly? I’m only moving my small harp, and am looking at a 34 string Aisling (from October Mountain Folk harps, https:// octobermountainfolkharps.com ).

    Are there other harp trolleys people like? I looked at Harpo dolly. I loved it’s portability, but I can’t find it in the U. S. Then looked at the price! Yikes! So that one is out of the question.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    Marla

  • nightthunder Dupuis

    Member
    14 March, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Double check to see if Musicmakers dolly will work. I heard they only work for their brand of harp. I hope I’m wrong. I’m going to get measurments and see if anything will work from the hardware store with any adjustment I could do at home. This will need research. If any one has further info I’d appreciate it too. Thanks!

    • Marla Spellenberg

      Member
      16 March, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      Hi nightthunder,

      I’m in the process of getting base measurements from the harp maker. I’m wondering if, by buying the kit, it could be modified by re-cutting a new platform and refinishing it. I think their warranty only applies to a purchase of a finished dolly. They say it will support up to 100 lbs. Let me know what you find out, I’ll do the same back to you. Thanks for your response!

  • Lisa Campbell

    Member
    15 March, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Marla,

    Laurierileymusic.com has a dolly and harp stands for lap harps…I don’t have any but am thinking about it.

    • Marla Spellenberg

      Member
      16 March, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      I checked Laurie’s site. It’s a unique design for small harps, I really liked her design, well thought out. My small harp I can move with out a problem. The new one I’m looking at probably won’t fit. I’m waiting on a response from the harp maker to get the base measurements to check out Musicmaker’s dolly again. Thank you for the link!

  • Debbie Jones

    Member
    20 March, 2021 at 1:44 am

    I have the Musicmakers dolly that I use with my DS FH36H. It isn’t a perfect fit for my harp, but it is certainly workable. For a while, I just kept my harp on the dolly all of the time so that I could move it easily to different locations within my house. It serves my needs, but, like I said, my harp doesn’t fit it perfectly.

    • Marla Spellenberg

      Member
      20 March, 2021 at 2:27 am

      Thank you Debbie! I’ll keep that in mind. What is it about the Musicmaker dolly that doesn’t work well for your harp? I was thinking just to buy the largest base and go from there. Something better than nothing. My arms from my auto-immune disease PMR) Polymyalgia Rhumatica) are weakened from the inflammation on muscles and tendons. Lifting even my 28 string floor harp has it’s difficulties. Eglantine is only 18 lbs. Larger harps are going to be very difficult to move. I’m hoping, once I get measurements for the base legs of the harp I’m considering this dolly will work out.

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