- Subject: Harp Amp......
- From: AV1901@xxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 11:52:34 EST
I guess there is no ONE perfect harp amp, IMHO. I like 3 different sizes of
amps, and have finally settled on these three (did I just say I settled on my
SMALL AMP for recording and very small gig settings, especially duos -
Hurricane V-8 amp. Made by Gary Druin (2000) in Florida USA. 8" jensen speaker,
class A single ended, all tube, rectifier, 6V6, 12AX7. Best small amp I've ever
played through, and cool looking white ostrich front and brown gator sides. 2nd
place - Kalamazoo model I, 3rd place - my buddy's 1960 Fender Vibrolux.
MEDIUM AMP (for medium gigs) Kendrick Texas Crude Harp Amp. Made by Gerald
Weber in Texas USA. 12" Kendrick blackframe speaker, cathode biased 35 watts 2
6L6 power tubes, 2 12AX7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier. A really awesome harp
amp and beautiful. Sometimes I use a Y cord to run the Kendrick and Hurricane
V-8 in tandem for a nice combination of small amp crunch with the depth of a 12"
LARGE AMP for those bigger gigs where you need adequate stage volume and
great big sound - Sonny Jr. Four Ten. Made by Sonny Junior Ventures (Gary
Onofrio) in Hamden, CT, USA. It is basically a very well made and tweeked for harp
1960 Bassman amp (hand wired, oil caps, great cabinet, bias pot, and a mix of
Eminence and Weber speakers. I drove up to sample one and just had to take it
None of the amps have reverb (which I don't like for harp). I do like delay,
and I just moved up to a Boss DM-2 analogue delay pedal which is smooth and
rich. I've played through a tube EchoPlex, and if I had more skill at nursing
along old equipment, (and more $), I'd use one of those. The Boss DM-2 is small
and should last a while with little or no upkeep.
Glad the Digest is back...
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