The great thing about Camac levers is that the player can
easily regulate them. I rarely attempted to regulate my harp with any
other lever, but with the Camacs, I am very confident that I can do
it and so can you.
are instructions for regulating your harp with Camac Levers.
You will need the following which you can obtain from us
• 6mm nut driver for use with the lowest strings
• 5mm nut driver for use with the middle strings
• 4mm nut driver for use with the highest strings. Note that
this tool has been ground down to fit between the levers of the highest
strings. In our tool kit, this has been done for you.
• #8 torx driver (the red one) for use on all the levers where
they connect to the neck
• These instructions.
To regulate your harp, first, connect your harp to a tuner.
Tune the low C, then lever the note and play the C string again as a
C#. If the levered C# note registers in the same spot on your tuner
as the open note, then move on to the next string (D).
If the levered C# note is flat, use your 6mm nut driver
and turn the bridge pin counter clockwise. This will raise the pitch
of the levered note. Check the pitch and if it’s still flat, turn
the bridge pin a little more.
If the levered C# note is sharp, turn the bridge pin clockwise
to lower the pitch of the levered note.
Continue moving up the harp in this manner.
Here are some helpful hints for regulating:
The bridge pins are threaded, so as you turn the bridge pin counter
clockwise, the pin twists out from the neck. As you turn the pin clockwise
it goes further into the neck.
You will need to turn the bridge pin a larger amount for the lower notes
and smaller amount for the highest notes to make a difference in the
pitch of the string.
You will need to engage the lever of the very highest strings to access
the bridge pin.
If you have to turn the pin so much that the string then is too close
to the lever and buzzes on the lever parts recenter the bridge
pin approximately to where it was before it buzzed.
Then using the torx driver, loosen the screws that hold the lever onto
the neck, but don’t remove them; just barely loosen them.
If the levered note was flat, you’ll want to slide the lever down
a little bit. If the levered note was sharp, you’ll want to slide
the lever up a little bit. Make sure you keep the lever straight up
Tighten the screws just enough to hold the lever to the neck but not
so much that you break the screw. Then re-regulate the harp using
the other nut driver (4, 5, or 6mm) to adjust the bridge pin and
regulate the note.
This top picture shows the silver hexagonal bridge pins
with the hole in the middle and will need the regulating kit on this
page. The picture below shows the black bridge pins and will need the other
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