Dear Harpists, Harp owners, Harp lovers,

JUNE 2017
Thank you to those harpists that have paid their deposits for their Harp Servicing in January 2018.

Please find below a table of the payments & dates to cover your fee (I am still working on R17 to the British Pound).

DEPOSIT DATES
All Harp Service Fees to please be paid up by the 28th November 2017

You are welcome to pay in smaller batches if it suits you…. The idea being that the FULL fee for the Service is to be paid by the 28th November 2017.

 
  PEDAL Full  PEDAL Half  LEVER 
     £ 360  £ 180   £ 210
1st payment  30th March 2017   R 1 500  R 750  R 850
2nd payment 24th June 2017  R 1 500  R 750  R 850
3rd payment  30th August 2017  R 1 500  R 750  R 850
4th payment  28th November 2017  R 1 710  R 810  R 1 020
(depending on exchange fluctuation)

BANK DETAILS
Bank Name Mercantile Current Account
Bank Branch Sandton
Branch Code 450 – 905
Account Number 1006 99 09 09
Reference YOUR SURNAME & HARP

HARP SERVICE DATES - JANUARY 2018
Johannesburg | Durban | George | Knysna | Cape Town

Johannesburg

9th – 17th January 2018.
Sunday, 14th January. WORKSHOP

Durban

19th January 2018. The Playhouse Theatre, Durban
20th January 2018. Umhlanga – Private harps
Venues to be confirmed

Knysna

21st January 2018. Venues to be confirmed

George

22nd January 2018. Venues to be confirmed

Cape Town

23rd – 28th January 2018. Venues to be confirmed

THE SERVICE FEE
Pedal Harps Full Service - £360 @ R17-00 = R6120
Includes: Felt replacement / inspection of base movement / pedal rods & connections / pedal levers / adjustment of rod length in case of over & under motion / calibration of interval intonation / spring adjustments

Pedal Harps Half Service - £180 @ R17-00 = R3050
Includes: Felt replacement / re-alignment of mechanism / pedal check

Lever Harps - £210 @ R17-00 = R3,570
Includes: Buzzing elimination / Lever adjustments / Calibration of interval intonation

Please Note
We do not charge 14% VAT on the Service Fee.
The Fee includes Billy’s Flights, Accommodation, Catering & Transport in South Africa.
The fee does not include any expenses for Brad – he is accompanying Billy as an apprentice.
The Harp Service fee does not include any strings or spare parts that need replacing. These will be invoiced on the day.
Exchange Rate Fluctuations will influence the final fee. If it improves you will receive a credit for any deposits. If it deteriorates, the balance is to be paid up collection of the harp.


2018 SERVICE FORM
Download the 2018 Service Form here, complete it and return it to me.


BASS WIRES
Kindly confirm by 30th August 2017 whether you intend on replacing your Bass Wires.

A WHATSAPP message to me, 082 494 1538, would be appreciated and will assist me in ordering enough strings before the tour starts.

Please include NAME // HARP MAKE & MODEL.


WHY SHOULD I CHANGE MY BASS WIRES?
This is an expensive exercise for the South African harpist, but one that we recommend you do at least every TWO years.

The norm in the US / Europe / UK is to replace the wires every 12 months, at least.

The volume of the harp vibrates through the bass Over time, the sound fades and we are not even aware of it.
By replacing the bass, your harp will have a fuller and richer sound.

The upper register will then have a good support from the new bass wires

A full set of wires will be in the region of:

47-string Pedal harp R 2 880
46-string Pedal harp R 2 620
40-string Pedal harp R 1 620
34-string Pedal harp R 2 160
If there is anything besides strings & spare parts, that you require, please let me know at any time.

I will be sending an order form ( to those harpists not in Johannesburg / Pretoria) by September 2017 for your strings / spares and music you might want to look at.

I will try my best to make sure I arrive with all that you need and would want to look at.


STUDIO CLOSED
The studio will be closed from 15-28 June.


KEEP WARM
Our thoughts and prayers with those that are in drought and fire areas.

Keep warm during this winter period and also keep bowls of water / humidifiers by your harps!!

Kind harping regards
As always
Ingrid