RE: [Harp-L] Kinder AF

I suspect you'll get a range of opinions about the Kinder AF+.  My impression is that most people really like it and often come to find it indispensable.  I've had one a couple of months and use it through both a Meteor and a '68 Fender Princeton.  I'll have to say that I'm not a big fan of it.  It's probably due to my impatience--perhaps I haven't spent enough time working with the box to calibrate it to the mic's that I use but...I find that it diminishes the tube amp warmth that I'm looking for, making my sound become too harsh & electric.  Additionally, when I use it, it feels like there's a microsecond delay between when I produce a sound with the harp and when I hear it pop out of the amp.  

My solution to feedback problems has been to get an amp so powerful (the Meteor) that it produces really terrific tone at a volume setting of 2 or so, and it still cuts through really nicely.  With the other controls--tone, meat, presence, mid, etc--you can the overdrive tube warmth tone without cranking the amp to high volume levels, which usually lead to feedback problems with either my Princeton or my '65 Vibro Champ.

Another solution to feedback problems is to use an Audix fireball mic.  I like the accuracy of the Audix but still stick with a JT-30 modified by Mr Microphone with a mag cartrige because I prefer the tone and hand effect possiblities it provides.

Good luck,


> From: poidog@xxxxxxxxx
> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:55:33 +0000
> Subject: [Harp-L] Kinder AF
> I'm about ready to purchase a Kinder Anti-Feedback device. Would like to get some opinions before I shell out the bucks. Any and all info would be much appreciated.
> Thank you in advance for you input.
> BCole
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