Hurdy Gurdy Photo Thread

Re: Hurdy Gurdy Photo Thread

Postby Scott Marshall » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:27 pm

Nice pics Denise, look forward to hearing the Wren next time we see you :)
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Re: Hurdy Gurdy Photo Thread

Postby Lizards » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:31 pm

halpin_bridget wrote:Hi Richard,
Thanks for sharing your "Elf" gurdy with us - she looks wonderful (and I bet she sound wonderful, too!).
Could you post a detailed picture of the capo you have - looks very interesting.
Bridget :P

As promised, Capo pics. Sorry they took a while, I was laid low with a bug!
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Anyone familiar with lever harps will recognise this straight away. Mark Norris pioneered it some time ago, based on pedal harp action, and now more makers are catching on to the system.
It's good (either on harp or gurdy), as it gives the required effect without wearing the string.
There's one each side on this instrument.
The one on t'other side has a neat little bridge tunnel shape on the base plate to allow the sympathetic strings to go through.
Great - I'll be able play in Em too now - With practice :) of course!
I'm just hoping the wood they're on will darken up a bit with age, and not stick out visually so much.
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