Re: [Harp-L] Kalama ... Whoo!

Yeah, what he said.

I put a 12AU7 in the pre-amp and I can crank it up a bit more without
howling.  An original JT-30 stand and a mic clip puts my SM-58 right in
front of the speaker.  Perfect.

Believe in Magic!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike and Beverly Rogers" <mbrogers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Craig Klein" <harmonicacraig1@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Kalama ... Whoo!

> fool fr the "Zoo".  I mic mine through our PA and never get buried by
> the guitars anymore, thanks to our great sound guy.  I use my bullet and
> love the gutsy sound.
> BullfrogI'm another
> Craig Klein wrote:
> > Hey Now!
> >
> >        I've been going through a very rough time for the past year or
two.  Due to the gradual decline and final implosion in the mortgage
industry, I have had severe financial problems.  I have had to
pawn/redeem/pawn/sell ... you get the picture.  These problems were
compounded when someone scammed me for $2,800.00 in a Nigerian scam for my
Sonny Junior II.  At least the bastards didn't get the amp.  I later sold
it.  During one of my ventures to the pawn shop, I noticed an old Kalamazoo
Model One (speaker codes date it to 1965) sitting in the corner.  Such is
the mind and desire of a harp freak that even when in desperate straits, you
still think about and keep an eye out for gear!  The particle board cabinet
was disintegrated, the tolex was dog-eared, the thing had no tubes, it
looked like it had been ridden hard and put up wet!  So, I put new tubes in
it and it sat in my closet for months.  Well, things got worse and I had to
pawn my '56 Oahu and my PA.  When the offer
> >  for a gig came up; I needed something to play through.  I had the amp
tech at Empirical Sound fix the 'ZOO.  He replaced the caps, with slightly
higher value ones, and added a line-out.  I could ill afford the repair job
of almost $200 ... but I winced and got my ugly amp home.  When I plugged in
my Ceramic JT-30, and played a few riffs on my "A" harp, I was stunned and
amazed!  The little amp just flowed  crunchy butter all over the place!  It
is hands down the BEST harp sound I have ever gotten.  I have owned
Magnatone, Valco/Oahu, Silvertone, Fender, Sonny Junior amps, as well as a
variety of other amps and this ugly duckling just blows them away!  Folks,
if you EVER run across one of these ... BUY IT!  They are simply amazing.
Every dark cloud has it's silver lining (usually silver threads in the
grill-cloth!) and I found mine!  I love harp-l!  You guys are ALL stars, in
your own right.  I never would have known to even pay attention to these
amps if it hadn't been
> >  for this list.  "No matter all the different shades of blue / I can get
them on my KALAMAZOO!"
> >   The moral of the story is: before you spend your hard-earned money on
a Chinese-made Epiphone or Fender ... check your local pawn shop for hidden
> >
> >
> >
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