[Harp-L] Toot? Amp
Wed May 16 10:43:25 EDT 2018
I talked with the house sound engineer at the Blue Note in NYC a couple of
times after seeing Toots perform with Kenny Werner (2002, 2004) and I've
seen him live in several other venues in California and Boston. The Roland
Chorus was often on stage for his guitar, not his harmonica. Sometimes he
didn't even play the guitar, but it was there just in case. He always went
through the house PA (almost always through a SM58), with a refined eq
setting for his sound, every time I saw him.
On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 4:17 AM, Michael Easton <diachrome at xxxxx>
> This was back in the 90’s before harpl, or harp conventions or seeing
> Toots in person.
> Being a blues player I thought all harp players used an amp for harp. I
> saw the Roland jazz chorus on a couple videos so purchased a used one.
> Take Care
> > On May 9, 2018, at 6:09 PM, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx>
> > Why would you think Toots used an amp? It doesn't sound like it
> > on any recordings, live or studio, and "jazz" chromatic players, to my
> knowledge, don't use amps.
> > It just ain't part of the lexicon. Any examples to the contrary
> > RD
> >> On 10 May 2018 at 07:47, Michael Easton <diachrome at xxxxx> wrote:
> >> Toots played a Roland 120 Jazz Chorus amp.
> >> I bought one not knowing he only used it for guitar. At 120 watts it
> feedsback back too easy to use for harp.
> >> I kept mine for about 6 months then sold it, but not before loaning it
> to Pat Martino for a gig.
> >> Pat used Rolands too.
> >> Mike Easton
> >> www.harmonicarepair.com <http://www.harmonicarepair.com/>
> >> > On May 8, 2018, at 3:10 PM, harp-l-request at xxxxx wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
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> >> > Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 22:50:18 +0000
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> >> > What kind of amp(s) did Toots Thielemans use? I assume he played
> straight into the amp?
> >> > WVa Bob
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David S McCurry, EdD
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