Want to try a harp stand. I have the bar to rest on my legs and a strap but doesn’t feel secure and the harp seems to want to lean forward when sitting up straight. Online they cost 150 dollars on harpsicle.com Would appreciate any suggestions for a possible cheaper option. Thanks God bless
I am going to buy one since someone else showed pictures using it on her Triplett Christina which is what I have. I think Christy Lyn did a video on lap harps and suggested trying a box to start but I never did. We are trying to get a discount code from the company because when you check out they ask you if you have one. We’ll see.
I have the same problem and have been thinking about it for a long time. It is possible to put the harp on all sort of boxes. I tried out several from different matierials. The box changes the sound, mainly makes it louder. The problem I have with a box is that I have to take the wooden support away that stops it from falling. So the harp moves slightly while playing.
So my favorit solucion up to know is putting the harp on a chair. It works well but not for outdoors. I have been looking for camera tripods but they are to high or not sturdy enough.
Because I have an old one lying around I plan to take a saw and shorten it and try to make a harpstand out of it. It should be easy to buy a second hand tripod cheap.
Another idear I have is using a foldable hight achastable kids drummerstool.
This are just idears but might help you finding a solution for you.
FWIW, I’m using a piano stool, so it’s height adjustable, with a knit cap on it to prevent the harp from sliding. I’m in Canada and that Rees stand would cost me $260 CAD with duty, taxes and shipping. (The piano player can have the stool when needed – usually only at parties!)
Honestly, if you can afford it, it’s worth the cost. I struggled with my Fullsicle for a few months with the strap and decided to spring for the stand. Playing with the stand is so much easier. I had problems at first with wobble, but discovered I didn’t have one of the adjusting knobs tightened down enough. Since I fixed that, haven’t had any problems and it has been so worth it.
Hey, just completed my temporary harp stand, my newborn doesnt use the chair, if he did i wouldnt need to stand and play anyway but with him only wanna be in the carrier on my stomach this was the only way to find some time to play.. 🙂 hope u manage to find a good stand as well!