June 5, 2013

Regulation Nation

Just as important as it is to take care of ourselves, we need to care for our instruments.  This includes a lot of small things like carrying insurance, keeping an even temperature and humidity in the room, and tuning frequently

But it is also important to do the longer term maintenance.  Yup, we're talking about Regulating your harp.  Although it sounds mysterious, regulation is simply "tuning up" or "calibrating" your levers (or discs if you're of that persuasion) so that you get equally dulcet tones on an open string or an occluded string.

How do you know its time to regulate? Listen to your harp - it will tell you !  If when you are well tuned on open strings and you then set your levers and you are out of tune - it's time.  Don't put it off, do not pass Go, just get your harp regulated...and enjoy all your notes!

You can do it yourself or take your harp to a qualified luthier - whichever approach you want is good as long as you follow it!

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