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Subject: autoharps
From: captain wheels
Date: 03 May 02 - 04:48 PM

Does anyone know where i can buy a second hand autoharp and how mush should it cost.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,skippy
Date: 03 May 02 - 06:23 PM

from a second hand autoharp shop, but i don't know how mush it should cost


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: harpmaker
Date: 03 May 02 - 06:35 PM

You could try ebay, Ive seen 'em on there, but, like skippy, I dont know how mush cost should it.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,Leadfingers
Date: 03 May 02 - 07:43 PM

Try E Mail me on Terryleadfinger@AOL.com-I Have a spare 12 bar Which only needs re stringing


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,Chip A.
Date: 04 May 02 - 12:59 PM

I have a beautiful 21 bar Oscar Schmidt ELECTRIC with hard case I'll sell. This is a solid body and not for everyone, however if you're playing with amps, it could be just the thing.You can e-mail me at godscountry4u@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: 53
Date: 04 May 02 - 07:19 PM

What does mush cost mean? Thats a new one for me. Bob


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 May 02 - 09:25 PM

I lucked out. I found a beautiful Schmidt 15 bar autoharp which I bought for $20.00. It was marked at the church rummage sale for $25.00.

It's dirty and looks like it sat on someone's shelf for 10 or 15 years. Somewhat out of tune, naturally, but otherwise seems to be in good shape. Had someone's name on the back in black felt marker. I've cleaned most of that off. Still has some there. Going to get a harp key (maybe borrow one from one of my harpie friends), and borrow a tuner from some of my guitar playing friends.

Be interesting to hear what it really sounds like. I know several people who have played autoharp.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 May 02 - 09:02 AM

Yep I'm looking for one too, but they're a lot thinner on the ground over here in the UK......Giok


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,charlie
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:24 PM

I had a tuning pin break right at the hole for the string. I can't get the pin out of my harp. Does anyone know a good way to do this? This is a new harp, and I'm not that strong, so I assume it was either a bad pin or I twisted it one time too many. Thanks for any assistance.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 07:18 PM

If it still has a bit of pin showing, a pair of vise-grips 'ought' to grip it ok...if your strength is not up to it, just get help from a friend. Now...getting a new pin in may be trickier. The threads need to be inserted very carefully and straight.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: Darowyn
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 07:29 PM

There are thread extractor tools that engineering people know about.
They are the sort of people who have the means to drill an accurate hole down the centre of the broken pin and use the extractor to wind it out.
People who work on Vintage machinery will be very familiar with the various techniques used.
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: Crowhugger
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:18 PM

Ask at the place where you bought it...'new' typically means some warranty coverage. Unless you mean new-to-you.

~CH~


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz sans cookie
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 04:56 PM

I second the vise-grips recommendation. That's what I used to do on my old Oscar Schmidt after the chrome tuning pin became stripped. (I ultimately solved the problem by switching to Keith Young custom 'harps.)

I also agree that if your autoharp is truly new, and a pin broke, you should try taking it back. If they won't replace the autoharp, they should at least cover the cost of repair. I suspect they'll be more likely to replace the instrument.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,sue
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 06:21 PM

how do you find the model number on a oscar schmidt autoharp very old 15 cord


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 07:28 PM

It may not have one actually inscribed. Google pictures to make comparisons.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: LadyJean
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 01:15 AM

Bidding on autoharps on ebay is sort of a hobby of mine. I haven't gotten one yet. Depending on what you're looking for you can find one for under $100.

You could try Craigslist. My experiences have been mixed. But you might get lucky.


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 10:37 PM

or try shopgoodwill.com ......pay under 150 american, and you've got a good deal


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Subject: RE: Help: autoharps
From: maybelle_fan
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 01:55 AM

If you need to look for replacement parts, even for a vintage 'harp, I recommend Elderly Instruments. I've bought repkacement strings, buttons, etc. there, and they went out if theur way to hunt down a tuning chart for a Guitaro I was restoring

Nice people with quick mail order.


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