Re: Fw: [Harp-L] GEAR II
THOSE LITTLE KALAMAZOO amps kick too.
Dave Barrett's Harmonica Masterclass site has an amp (and mic) museum page with photos that I sometimes view just to get all misty eyed. He has a few "cheap" amps on there that fit your needs.
Blueshapr.org has info on some good small (cheaper) amps as well.
and they're cheap!
-------------- Original message from "Gary Bohannon" <beauxart2@xxxxxxxxxxx>: --------------
> Champs are great amps, I imagine a Pro Jr. (set up correctly) is cool too.
> If you're looking for "great, classic tone"... how 'bout looking to other
> amps like Silvertone's, Supro's, Valco's and the like? Or what about a
> vintage PA head? I recently bought a Knight 2x6L6 PA head, near mint, on
> Fleabay for 40 bucks... the thing sounds killer. For a combo amp, you can
> get a vintage model 1482, 1x12" Silvertone for about the price of a Pro Jr.
> and those amps sound great for harp... I've got two tweed Champs and the
> Silvertone is a more flexible amp... tonewise. There's loads of small,
> affordable amps on eBay; find a seller with good feedback, who has a great
> amp for sale, and have some fun!
> And... ya gotta have a good mic too! I guess you don't have to have one,
> but it helps.
> All the best,
> Gary B
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "CHARLES BASSI"
> To: "Harp-L"
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:44 PM
> Subject: [Harp-L] GEAR II
> It's been great reading everyone's replies to this thread.
> Part of my frustration, initially, can probably better
> be phrased along these lines than the way I phrased it
> in my original post -
> Is a hard-to-find "vintage" Fender Champ really all that
> much better, sound-wise, than a readily available Fender Pro Junior?
> In other words, what is readily available NOW to the
> harp player to provide a great classic tone?
> I know one's sound is very subjective, and one's sound starts
> with good acoustic tone, but I believe
> HOW you amplify makes a big difference in your sound.
> Harp-L is sponsored by SPAH, http://www.spah.org
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