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Sharping Levers: Camac vs. Loveland

Search the web for sharping lever comparisons and you’ll find a wide range of passionate opinions on what type of lever is the best. (If you’re new to the harp, sharping levers are what allow you to raise the pitch of individual strings by a half step, wh…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/07/sharping-levers-camac-vs-loveland/

Harps Going to the Somerset Folk Harp Festival

The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is coming right up, and you won't have a better opportunity to try lots of different harps in one location! If you're curious to know what Dusty harps we'll be bringing, read on.
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/07/harps-going-somerset-folk-harp-festival/

Harp Seattle Festival - October 2014

If you have been casting around for the perfect opportunity to visit Seattle and hang out with a fun crowd of folk harpists, Harp Seattle could be just the thing! Dusty Strings’ three-day folk harp festival, which has happened in previous years under the …
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/07/harp-seattle-festival-october-2014/

Building an Orphan Harp

We documented parts of the building process when we made our first orphan harp, and we thought it would be fun to show you a little of what goes into making a harp!
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/07/building-orphan-harp/

Boulevards are Shipping!

What does it take to launch a new harp model? A creative and resourceful research and development team, careful planning, a lot of testing and problem-solving, and a few measly little Very Important Details…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/06/boulevards-are-shipping/

2014 Somerset Folk Harp Festival

If you can make it to Parsippany, NJ at the end of July, we highly recommend checking out the 2014 Somerset Folk Harp Festival. (It's named that because it used to be held in Somerset.) It is a four-day conference, running from Thursday, July 31st through…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/06/2014-somerset-folk-harp-festival/

2014 American Harp Society Conference

The AHS conference is a giant celebration of harps, harpists and harp music, and it’s an infectiously fun atmosphere to be in the middle of. This is its 41st year and it’s being held in New Orleans with lots of jazzy Southern flair.
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/06/2014-american-harp-society-conference/

Amplifying Your Harp: Preamps, D.I.s and Connecting the Dots

This is the final post in our harp amplification series, which covers the details of connecting everything together. If you can make it through all of them, you should have a pretty complete (if basic) picture of what you’ll need to get the sound from you…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/05/amplifying-your-harp-preamps-dis-and-connecting-dots/

Amplifying Your Harp: What is all that other gear and how much of it do you really need?

This is the third post in our harp amplification for beginners series. (We tried to make it the last one but it just got too long, so we split it up.) The first post talked about the differences between microphones and pickups, and the second post explain…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/05/amplifying-your-harp-how-much-other-gear-do-you-need/

Amplifying Your Harp: The Dusty Harp Pickup, Pedal Harp Pickup and Jack Clamp

How do you give someone a pickup recommendation for their harp when you’ve tried just about every pickup out there and none of them have been all that satisfying? For us, the answer was to go to work developing our own. We thought there must be a way to g…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/05/amplifying-your-harp-dusty-harp-pickup-pedal-harp-pickup-and-jack-clamp/

Amplifying Your Harp: Pickup vs. Microphone

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 solut…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/05/amplifying-your-harp-pickup-vs-microphone/

Buzzing Harp Strings

Is a buzzing harp string driving you crazy? To help you out, we've created a step-by-step interactive guide to troubleshooting string buzzes. It is geared towards Dusty Strings harps in particular, but could also be useful if you have a harp by a differen…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/04/buzzing-harp-strings/

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