[Harp-L] Harmonicaster Demo Video with Carl Caballero

Ronnie Schreiber autothreads@xxxxx
Mon Jul 17 04:26:34 EDT 2017

> I would add Jason Ricci as a player I'd like to hear play some on this...would be very interested to hear him play this harp through his effects board/amp set-up.
> WVa Bob
Jason Ricci was the second person, after Peter Ruth, to play the first 
prototype. Fortunately, it worked well enough that they encouraged me to 
work on it. If it wasn't or they hadn't, we wouldn't be having this 

I'm not a good player, though if I spent as much time practicing as I 
have put into making the Harmonicaster, I'd be pretty competent . I knew 
that once I had a fully functioning 20 note harmonica, I'd need it 
tested by an expert, not me. Madcat was gracious enough to check it out 
and soon after that I showed it to Ricci at a gig he did with Johnny 
Winter's band.

One of the things that Peter said that afternoon has stuck with me. He 
was comparing it to another harmonica gizmo that he said was a "sin wave 
generator" but that the Harmonicaster was an "electric harmonica". It's 
not the same as playing with a mic, but it's still distinctively harmonica.

While Ricci and John Popper are logical picks when you consider their 
styles and rigs, you have to consider what a good guitar player can do 
with no effects, just a guitar and amp. The Harmonicaster isn't going to 
be for everyone but it should be amenable to most styles of playing or 
genres of music.

Ronnie Schreiber
The Electric Harmonica Co.

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