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Thread #126074   Message #2797365
Posted By: GUEST,DonMeixner
27-Dec-09 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Autoharp Advice Sought
Subject: RE: Autoharp Advice Sought
Hi Bee,

Bill D is spot on with his Autoharp advice. Pay attention when he talks.

I am not a fan of 21 bar harps. The buttons and my dead finger tips don't mesh well.

I have restrung Harps in the past with bulk piano wire
and been less concerned with graduated string diameters. I have had as many as 4 strings with the same diameter. Wrapped strings I stripped of the windings with the help of a friendly piano tuner. Cost a couple four packs of Beamish.

I would again ask: Is this and "A" or "B" model harp? Contact McMaster-Carr for felt. They will match if you send a sample and supply you with more bulk felt than you will ever need. Also try a machinist's supply. Thick heavy felt is used for cushions, oilers,
dams for pouring Babbitt, and lightweight bearing surfaces.

Good luck.