Best Playing Stand for Small Harps!

 

TM

 

Comfort, Beauty, Stability

This beautiful stand for small harps (up to 12 lbs.) holds your harp conveniently and securely at a height that is right for you (it’s adjustable), at an easy-to play angle. You never have to tip it back or grasp it!  Its unique design also acts as an extended soundboard, which can enhance the tone of your instrument, and you can even clip your electronic tuner onto it! The stand folds flat for transport. This stand is perfect for small harps without feet, such as lap harps, therapy harps, and others that are too small to sit on the floor.

This ergonomically designed stand is made available by Laurie Riley, a pioneer in the field of ergonomics with over 30 years of helping harpists play pain-free. For more detail on how the stand works, see the bottom of this page.

 

 

                                              A HAPPY CUSTOMER!

Notice that the stand provides a place for small people to put their feet!

 

Options available:

  1. Stand in walnut, cherry or maple, with your choice of overlay design, or plain: $299
  2. Package with a high-quality canvas carry case, your choice of wood (walnut, cherry, or maple) and your choice of overlay design or plain: $335
  3. DeLuxe Package comes with a canvas carry case, an ergonomic consultation with Laurie Riley by Skype, two of Laurie Riley’s books or CDs of your choice (see the list on the order form), your choice of wood (maple, walnut or cherry), and your choice of overlay design (see pictures on order form) or plain: $410

Tax and shipping charges apply.

Questions and ordering: E-mail laurie@laurieriley.com. For an online or printable order form, go to www.laurieriley.com.   This is a unique patent-pending design. No copies may be made for personal or commercial purposes. Doing so violates patent laws and can lead to litigation.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

        Smart Stand TM       ORDER FORM        copy and paste into your email

 

Your name:

Postal Address:

Email:

Phone number:

 

When you place your order we will contact you to let you know the shipping cost to your address.

See next page for wood types and overlay designs. Indicate your choice here:

Wood type:  __ cherry      __maple      __walnut

Overlay:   Plase indicate first, second and third choices  –  these are handmade and availability depends on the artists.

__ fleur     __butterfly     __birds     __Celtic knot bold     __ Celtic Knot delicate    __no design

 

___  Basic Smart Stand in walnut, cherry or maple, with your choice of overlay design, or plain:  $299

___ Smart Stand Package with a high-quality canvas carry case, your choice of wood (walnut, cherry, or maple) and your choice of overlay design or plain: $335

___ DeLuxe Smart Stand Package comes with a canvas carry case, an ergonomic consultation with Laurie Riley by Skype, two of Laurie Riley’s books or CDs of your choice (see the list on the order form), your choice of wood (maple, walnut or cherry), and your choice of overlay design (see pictures on order form) or plain: $410

Tax and shipping charges apply.  

Your payment method preference:

__ PayPal (preferred): an invoice will be sent to you at the email address you provide above.

__ Credit card: Please provide your card number, expiration date, CVV number and zip code.

__ Check: all checks MUST be on US funds. Please wait for info on shipping costs before sending a check.

Orders are shipped by UPS, Fed Ex, or US Mail.  Orders are shipped when funds are confirmed.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Questions? E-mail laurie@laurieriley.com

 

WOOD TYPES AND OVERLAY DESIGNS

CherryImage result for wood sample photos

 

MapleImage result for wood sample photos

 

WalnutImage result for wood sample photos

 

FleurFancy Fleur-de-lis Wood Cut Out - Laser Cut (wooden shape ony)

 

BirdsBeautiful Framed Bird Cut Out - Laser Cut Wood (wooden shape only)

butterfly     

 

Celtic knot bold 

 

Celtic Knot delicate

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

HOW THE SMART STAND WORKS:

The Smart Stand  is designed for harps up to a maximum of 12 pounds, with flat or staved back, and with at least one sound hole above the middle of the harp. If the sound hole is round it must be at least 2 inches in diameter. (If the hole is oval it will fit the knob no matter the measurement.)   

To attach your harp to the stand:

You can adjust the reversible knob/clamp at the top of the stand: there are several levels of holes so you can choose the right height. The knob goes in the front it you want quick and easy attachment/removal of the harp, or the clamp goes in the front so you can slip it through a sound hole and clamp your harp down tightly.

Using the knob: The knob is easiest to use, since you can instantly hang the harp on the stand by placing the top sound hole of your harp over the knob and then gently lowering it so the knob takes the weight. NEVER LET GO OF THE HARP BEFORE YOU ARE SURE THE HARP IS SECURELY ON THE KNOB. The knob is shaped to hold the upper end of the harp slightly away from the wood, while allowing the bottom edge of the harp to contact the wood lower on the stand. This small space allows sound to come through the harp’s sound holes and enhances the bass frequencies, producing a richer tone. Direct contact at the bottom of the harp transfers sound vibration into the stand, which acts as an extended soundboard and can therefore increase the volume slightly. HINT: If you use a tuner with a padded clip, you can clip it onto the stand which will pick up the notes when you are tuning.

To remove theharp from the stand, simply hold the harp by the pillar and lift the harp away from the knob.

Using the clamp: If you wish to have maximum security while your harp is on the stand, you can place the clamp on the front, if the sound holes on your harp are long enough for the clamp to go through.  A benefit of using the clamp is that you can use the second sound hole for greater height if you wish.

  1. It is important to protect the wood at the top the sound hole with a very small piece of cloth or soft leather so it won’t contact the sharp edges of the bolt.
  2. Start with the clamp in the vertical position.
  3. Loosen the knob in back just a bit so you can slide the harp onto the clamp
  4. Keep the clamp vertical. It does NOT need to be turned to hold the harp securely.
  5. Never let go of your harp until you are certain it is on the clamp!
  6. Tighten the clamp by turning the knob in back.
  7. To remove the harp, loosen the knob and slide the harp off the clamp. If you loosen it all the way, it’s OK for the clamp to fall into the soudbox where you can easily retrieve it.

Questions? E-mail laurie@laurieriley.com

%d bloggers like this: