Harp Gear harmonica amplifiers for harp amp players.



Welcome to HarpGear harmonica amplificiation!!!
My name is Brian Purdy and since 2005 I have been helping blues harp players find the right harp amplifier.  Whether it be Jason Ricci, John Nemeth, Charlie Musselwhite, RJ Mischo, Les (Survivorman) Stroud, Jon Gindick or many other talented players I have been here to help them along on their quest for the best in amplified harmonica tone.   I want to help you find your next step in acquiring your best amplified tone.  If you have any questions you are welcome to contact me directly at 352-817-3679
and discuss your needs.  I am a harp player and teacher and I know what we are looking for when it comes to harp amps and tone.  Even if my amps are not the solution I will try and guide you to the correct solution for your needs and current level of play.


5/31/2017
We just got back from Jon Gindicks Harmonica Jam Camp.  We can't wait to ship the existing orders!  



I have written a few articles talking about tone and bending.  Please feel free to check them out and let me know if you have any questions or comments about them.

1. Acoustic Tone
2. Amplified Tone
3. Efficient Bending

You will find more good information in the news section of the website.  Thanks!


All HarpGear Amplifiers include:

-Solid pine finger jointed cabinet.

-Solid 3/8" Baltic birch baffle for the best sound reproduction.  The baffle acts just like the sound board on a guitar and unlike particle board baffles which absorb the tone the Baltic birch reproduces your tone accurately.

-High quality transformers for a truly awesome sound as well as oversized transformers to add more honk to your amp and give you plenty of sweet round distortion.


-Mil Spec G10 Garrolite eyelet boards to prevent both tweed disease and moisture absorption common on pressed fiber boards which produces false capacitance and causes crackle and hum.  You will not have that problem with our boards and they will last a lifetime.

-Highest quality components including Sprague Atoms capacitors, Xicon Capacitors, Sprague Orange Drop, IC or Mallory 150 tone caps, phenolic sockets, switchcraft jacks and custom transformers.

-All amplifiers are hand wired one at a time with the utmost attention to detail.  All component leads are straightened and cleaned before the are soldered to the G10 board.

-Values of components are increased in key areas to make the amplifier more responsive with all the bass and crunch a harp player needs. 

-Weber VST speakers, Real Vintage and Jensen vintage speakers.

-An additional line out jack to run to the PA so you will never have a problem being heard over the rest of the band.  You can still use your amp as a monitor to hear yourself while plugged into the PA.  The line out can also be used to record directly into your computer line in or into a sound board.





These amplifiers can be fitted with international power supplies also to allow overseas customers to use them also.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.