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Thread #75548 Message #1328123
Posted By: DonMeixner
15-Nov-04 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Autoharp Bar Felt - Quality
Subject: RE: Tech: Autoharp Bar Felt - Quality
Well, once again Gargoyles enigmatic commentary proves to be....enigmatic.
I have bought very high quality felt from machinist's supply houses. I'd suggest McMaster-Carr. Just google them for the address and their on-line catalog.
They may even be willing to send a sample.
I agree with Harpy regards to buying an Autoharp with the exception of the 21 Bar harp. Universally awful things whose only benefit is more chords at the expense of playability and lots of noise.
And Punkfolkrocker: Learn to play some scales by searching them one note at a time and which chord bars the notes are contingent to. Once this info is known, melodic autoharp isn't far behind. Also look for The AutoHarp Quarterly on ebay or from some folks in this forum. Lots of info there-in.