I live in the UK and I would like a baritone psaltery but can't find any here - I would like to try one to see if it's what I hope for.  Also if I buy one, do they have wound strings or would I have to replace strings? I would be really grateful if anybody knows the best way to find one - if I can't get to try one then is there a site I could buy from and would send one.  ? Thanks for any help = Anne

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Thanks - Thomann haven't got the Gewa bow and I will contact Rob Haydn Clark and see what he can suggest = Anne

Pick and Boch have violin-style psaltery bows for 40 euros.  I use them and they work well.  No problems at all.  Here's a link:

 

http://www.pick-et-boch.com/catalogue-fr/fiche/N1666-Archet+pour+Ps...

I've had a look at the Sussex Harmony site and have had a listen to the music.  Very nice.  I looked for a picture of you playing the psaltery and it's a pity I couldn't find one, though. 

Thanks Celine - I will look up the bows you mention.  The pictures on the Sussex Harmony site are a bit out-of-date so the members have changed.

I really love the music - just playing makes one feel good.  The Musical Director sends the programme of the next event and so it helps to ensure I practise the things we are going to play.  We practise every Thursday and tomorrow I am going to try using the lower registers and see how I feel about it.

Thanks again = Anne

Thanks to all who advised about a baritone psaltery - I am thinking to follow Jeremy's suggestion and get a GEWA bow as they are now available.  I have a bow from Rick Long and I would be grateful to know the length of a GEWA bow and also the width of the hairs - I don;t want to replicate the one I have - thanks for any information = Anne

I have just reread Jeremy's notes about the GEWA bow so I have the information.  It's a bit longer than mine but I think I could  manage it - it's the fast passages I need to watch - thanks anyway

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