Re: [Harp-L] "starter" amp recommendations

Epiphone Valve Jr, $119; pretty good right out of the box.  A weekend of
mods (very clear instructions step 1, step 2, step 3, etc., a little
soldering) for $50 from Alnicomagnet on Ebay and it sounds GREAT!

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Steve Shaw <moorcot@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Mine's a Roland Mobile Cube. It packs quite a punch for such a little
> feller. It runs on 6 AA batteries, and if you want to run it from the mains
> you'd have to buy a mains adapter. I don't bother. If you use a cheapie
> electret mic for cupping in your hand, you can use the "instruments" socket
> on it and get some decent effects (not so with my Microvox setup, for some
> reason - I have to use the mic socket only). I get a really good, clean
> sound, which is what I want. It has reverb and delay and more. You might
> get it for around $160-170 in the US, leaving you change for your mic. It
> won't turn you into a pro but you'll have a lot of fun with it. Others'
> kilometerages may vary...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been playing harp for a few years, I'm not very good, but I am
> having fun.  I am wondering what inexpensive amp the collective wisdom of
> the group recommends for someone wanting to try electric harp.   I'm able
> to spend up to about $200, knowing for that price I won't get anything that
> will fill an arena with sound, but hoping for decent sound
> >
> > Thanks,
> > French
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >

Richard Eisenberg
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