Re: Can't we all...

 Hey Michael... quit all this posting and put out another CD, and I am glad
that Jason Ricci is playing SPAH.

 James Day

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Peloquin" <peloquinharp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:12 PM
Subject: Can't we all...

> My apologies Andrew. I am usually able to recognize sarcasm. Blew it this
> time.
> My opinion holds fast (as always.) Enough about tone posts!
> Does anyone want any theoretical enlightenment?
> I don't need that stuff anymore--I be all about tone from now on
> -maybe Winslow can help you!
> BTW, heard a rumor that the great Jason Ricci will be at SPAH in St. Louis
> this year.
> Michael Peloquin
> >From: Andrew Wimhurst <awimhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Reply-To: Andrew Wimhurst <awimhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: PLEASE, let's stop posts on acoustic tone vs. gear lust!
> >Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:35:08 +1100
> >
> >Hi Michael,
> >
> >Actually, my acoustic tone posts are satirical. If you'd read some of my
> >posts here in the last month or two, you'll see that I am tired of the
> >cliched (bleeding obvious) advice being trotted out.
> >
> >To summarize my view: when someone asks a question about gear lets try
> >assume they can play (a basic courtesy) and then give specific
> >answers, not cliched generalizations. Of course, if someone asks a
> >and says they are a total newbie, then that's different. But there are a
> >lot of people on this list whose names I have seen here and on the
> >incarnation of Harp-L over many, many years, who don't need to be
> >of the acoustic tone thing every eight posts.
> >
> >The analogy I would draw is that, on guitar forums, when someone asks how
> >to get close to Grant Green's or Charlie Christian's tone, people don't
> >butt in and say, "Don't forget that you have to be able to play the
> >first, tone comes from you not the gear!"
> >
> >cheers
> >Andrew
> >
> >>
> >>From: "Michael Peloquin" < peloquinharp@xxxx >
> >>Date: Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:46 pm
> >>Subject: PLEASE, let's stop posts on acoustic tone vs. gear lust!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Andrew posts:
> >>
> >> >Good tone comes from YOU. I don't think this is mentioned enough in
> >> >forum. You should never forget it, okay? Indeed, if I was running the
> >> >country, every second message on Harp-L should spell this out. The amp
> >>and
> >> >mic just AREN'T important AT ALL.
> >>
> >>But Andrew--some on this list have good tone and others eventually will
> >>have
> >>good tone. Mics & amps make a difference then, huh?
> >>
> >>I think that good acoustic tone IS mentioned quite often. I would guess
> >>least once a week. Do we need to hear it daily? Hourly? Every other
> >>
> >>Most harmonica instruction is aimed at beginners, why is it that our
> >>have to also be?
> >>
> >>I know some people think that an amp/mic will make them sound great, I
> >>know
> >>that many years ago, I did also. I found out very soon that it did not
> >>work
> >>that way.
> >>I feel that I and many like me are at a point in our musical development
> >>where we CAN & WILL discuss our opinions on gear. I'd bet guitar players
> >>don't harp on the fact that you must have good acoustic tone before you
> >>can
> >>plug in and talk about gear.
> >>
> >>your pal in harmonica always,
> >>
> >>Michael Peloquin
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