Re: [Harp-L] Chromatic in a Hard Rock band?

I've been doing that for years, and the only problem you might find with a  
tenor C chromatic, is getting it to "cut through" the mix.... A Champ won't 
be  loud enough to compete with a lead guitar, unless it is itself amped 
up. A low  tuned harmonica can sound great with a rock band but won't "cut 
through" the  mix easily! Often the audience simply won't hear it. What I 
suggest is try  it and see how it works for you... A lot depends on how loud the 
band plays!  Of course if you only have a chrom in "C" then chords will be a 
problem in  other keys except mostly in "C", "G"  "Dm" or "Am". Lots of 
guitar  based bands like to pay a lot in the keys of "A" and "E", so if you can 
get hold  of more chromatic harmonicas in different keys you will have more 
Best of luck, and have fun!
John "Whiteboy" Walden
Just now in Scotland.
_http://johnwalden.freevar.com_ ( 
In a message dated 3/28/2012 9:12:21 P.M. GMT Daylight Time, Joey  writes:

<<  So I have been asked by a young group of guys to play with them (they 
are 20  to 21). There is two guitarist, bassist, and a drummer. What they 
want me to  provide mostly is big octaves and little leads here and there with 
a dirty  tone. I was thinking of playing a Hohner 270 Tenor through my 
modded 18watt  (dirty) Champ 1x12. My question is do you think this sounds like a 
good  thing?

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