There is the option to install a Fishman single-transducer pickup in your harp that will enable you to plug your harp into most amplifiers or amplification systems without using a microphone. Being amplified could not be easier!
Fishman Pickup (Installed): $125 (for lever harps)
Lap Stick or Lap Bar
The Heartland Harp Lap Stick is a perfect companion to our Air Serenity and Double Strung Air Serenity lap harps. The lap stick is designed to be attached to the lower oval opening in the back of the soundbox. It can be adjusted up or down for a proper fit (depending on the harpist’s height and comfort), and then tightened in place. Once secured to the harp, the lap stick rests on top of the player’s legs, which aids in further stabilization (in addition to the harp strap) of the lightweight lap harps.
Lap Stick: $45
If your harp has nylon strings, (depending on how often you play) you will need to change the strings about every year and a half to three years. Very occasionally, a string will break, and having a spare string on hand to replace it immediately is helpful. Keep in mind that since the strings do not age in the bag, a spare set can be ordered along with the purchase of your harp. If you already own a Heartland Harp and do not have a spare set of strings, you can order your replacement strings directly from Vermont Strings by emailing or firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802-244-8564.
If you have fluorocarbon strings, you can also purchase fluorocarbon spares or sets from Vermont Strings, but you will only need to change the nylon top register and the wires in the bass every two or so years. Joan at Vermont Strings can provide you with partial sets to take care of this, as well.
Gut strings should be changed every year or so, and can be ordered through Heartland. We also have both string charts and string changing directions on our website for all current Heartland models.
All string pricing can be found on our compete Heartland Harps Price List.