Member2 March, 2021 at 3:44 am
I was always told to place the levers back down when you’re done playing, even if only for a few minutes. This establishes some good habits and you’ll never forget and leave them up overnight. But I suppose the worst that could happen is you’ll wear out your strings faster. More expensive on bigger harps so try to establish those good habits now!
I went to Lowes/Home Depot and bought a $15 digital temp and humidity gauge. I have a humidifier in the room and I try to keep the harp around 50% humidity year round. This should increase the lifespan of the harp by not having the harp’s wood swell and shrink over many seasons. Perhaps not a concern for your first harp, but worth protecting your investment if you end up with the harp of your dreams someday.