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Posted by Dusty Strings - May 6, 2014, 12:10 PM
People ask us frequently about the best way to amplify their harp, and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone’s situation is different (needing a bit of a boost for outdoor weddings vs. competing for volume in a rock band), and the best solution depends on a number of factors. We’re not experts on live sound, but we do know a lot about harps in particular and we’ve found that for many harpists, the world of amplification is a new and daunting place full of unfamiliar terms. So we’re doing a short series of posts for harpists new to this world that will hopefully get you oriented and help you figure out in what direction to begin looking.
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Apr 29, 2014, 9:26 AM
Meet the Boulevard Classic 34!
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Apr 22, 2014, 6:10 PM
Is a pesky buzz keeping you from enjoying the beautiful sound of your harp? If so, do not despair, for we have created an interactive troubleshooting guide just for you!
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Posted by Dusty Strings - Apr 15, 2014, 12:47 PM
Dusty Strings is celebrating its official 35th birthday this year. In honor of this milestone, here is a story about the true beginnings of the company and the building of hammered dulcimer #1.