Leigh Griffith

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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: Just wanted to mention #107348

    Wow, Sherry, that is wonderful! I haven’t been on here for a while and I guess I have been missing a lot because of that! Definitely need to see pictures!


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: Need help finding a harp on a budget! #68773

    Hi,

    Yep, definitely keep an eye on that pillar/neck join even with the brace, although that one looks pretty sturdy. I personally know of three Lorraines up here (Maine/New Brunswick) that have failed at that joint. It is the main reason I went with a different harp even though the size and tone of the Lorraine felt and sounded really great to me.

    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: need info. on Triplett harps #73149

    Wow, that’s a tough question! I like both for different reasons. The Triplett has a little bit “livelier”(?) sound, the Dusty 36 is a little “warmer”. Remember that the Sierras I heard were all brand new harps that had not yet developed. Mine has opened up nicely, I think. Like I said earlier, I though my friend was playing her Dusty and I was surprised to see she was playing my Triplett. I would probably be saving up for a Dusty to have as well as my Sierra just because I like them both. Unfortunately, I am very short (4′ 10″) and have very short arms and just cannot reach around the Dusty Strings soundboxes, even staved and semi-staved. As it is, I really have a long reach to the bottom strings on the Sierra. So, for practical purposes, this is probably the biggest harp I can handle. I do not feel as though I have settled for second best, though. I really do love my harp. Other harps I have heard and liked the sound of were the Timothy Llyr (which I could reach all the strings on, but was out of my price range at the time) and the R Harps Merlin.

    I don’t know if this helps you any. So much is up to the individual harp and the individual ears hearing it! ;-)

    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: need info. on Triplett harps #73147

    Hi Murray,

    I am still in love with my Sierra. The tone has matured and it seems to me to be “richer” than it was new, and also a bit louder (or I am not as bashful?)! We ( our ensemble) had set up to practice and I nipped into the bathroom before we got started. Two of our members have Dustys and I heard the rich warm tones of someone warming up and thought, “Yeah those Dustys do sound nice”. When I emerged from the bathroom I was shocked to see one of the other folks sitting at MY harp making that beautiful sound! You really don’t hear it as well when you are right next to it. My harp will be 3 years old in July.

    Hope this helps!
    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: Crazy weather! #108453

    Hey Kay,

    I’ll trade ya’! I’d rather have 3 feet of snow than these negative digits! I mean come on, a high of 4 degrees (F) last Tuesday?! I do not enjoy taking my harp out in that and have had to do it 3 times in the last week! Glad my car has heated seats!
    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: Just to let you know . . . #108597

    Congrats, Kay! All the best for the whole family!
    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: devices for securing a lap harp #159352

    Hi Anne,

    What I do with my Eve doesn’t sound very elegant, and may only work


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    Fiber Artist (http://www.leighcgriffith.com)
    Just added T’ai Chi to my learning experiences. Life is a fascinating journey!
    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: questions on a 25 yr old used 22-string stony end eve #159590

    Hi Anne,

    I have a 15 year old Eve with no levers of any kind. It was my only harp for 12 years and she has a very special place in my heart. In the first 11 years I had her I broke 1 string, then I found this forum and discovered that strings should be replaced even if they don’t break. A new set from Vermont Strings cost $25.00 and I thought that was pretty cheap, so I changed all the strings. The only difference I noticed was that it took a few weeks for her to hold her tuning. Previously, at our once a week rehearsals for the group I am in, I had very little tuning to do, she held


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: Pet Names #108755

    Sassy and Oedipus are my cats’ names. “Sassy Oedipus” isn’t really the persona I would wish to put forward!

    Leigh


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    Hi Dennis,

    I can’t address the two harps in particular except to say that I have heard a Celtic II and a Signature as well as my own Sierra. They all had their own distinctive


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: You know you’re a harp addict… #109056

    Nice clip, Jennifer! Thanks!

    Briggsie,

    That’s okay, a couple months ago I would have known nothing about it either.
    My hubby is into teaching computer stuff and got into it from the education angle. (A number of Universities actually hold regular classes in Second Life.) It is more than a game. You can play games there, but there is a lot more to it. Colleges, museums, concerts, classes in all kinds of things – the list goes on.

    A “prim” is a primitive shape. There are a few shapes that everything you see in Second Life is made of, and each individual has the ability to create items out of these basic shapes.

    Got a class to go to right now in building a business in SL!


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: You know you’re a harp addict… #109053

    when your hubby introduces you to Second Life and you spend all your time looking for a nice lever harp, but none of them look quite right. Soooo, you go to classes on “building” in Second Life and learn why none of them look quite right! (The harmonic curve just isn’t prim friendly!) Suddenly Second Life isn’t as exciting as you first thought it would be!


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: lever harp dilema #75926

    Briggs, Chelsey and Jerusha,

    Wow, thanks guys!
    I is difficult sometimes, choosing between the sewing studio and the harp! ;-)
    Leigh


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    Leigh Griffith on · in reply to: lever harp dilema #75922

    Oops, let’s try that again…

    http://harpsong.ning.com/profile/Leigh

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