String Tension

String tension refers to the amount of give a string has when engaged by the player. In layman’s terms, how hard is the string to pull? Higher-tension harps mean the strings are harder to pull (less give) and lower-tension harps are easier to pull (more give). String tension varies between different models of harps. There’s no right or wrong with string tension. Higher (or lower) is not better, but depends on the size harp, the maker, and the player’s needs. Pedal harps tend to have higher string tension than most lever harps, due to size [...]