The Standard 5F1 Review
Review by Larry "The Iceman"
just took Brian's "Standard SF1" amp on a test drive through my BOSE
system, setting it up outside in an
industrial park area.
The BOSE PAS system is the ultimate
CLEANEST sounding system available. It is
a great representation of the true
sound of whatever it is fed.
The "Standard SF1" is a great
sounding, punchycrunchy harmonica unit.
We ran the line out high impedence
signal directly into the BOSE PAS and
played. It sounded great - plenty of
room for punching notes as well as finessing
them, all with that rich, dark and
savory Chicago tone.
Brian muffled his amp completely,
front and rear, with heavy duty moving
blankets, hugging them into place. It
effectively cut off the sound eminating from
the "Standard SF1". What was left was
only the sound of the BOSE PAS.
The sound was almost exactly the same,
a very satisfying crunchy Chicago tone
with plenty of headroom.
We pushed the volume up. The result
was a full bodied representation of a
wonderful vintage harmonica amp sound
that filled the air around the industrial
park without feedback concerns.
Here is a new concept that combines an
affordable small tweed amp with an
output for direct into the pa (a la
harp commander) that actually works and