Harp Gear harmonica amplifiers for
harp amp players.
a note to let you know I have one HG1 left and ready to ship
at the sale price of $550 plus shipping. I also
got a picture today form John Sturm out of South Carolina playing at a
gig with the HG30. I love getting these pictures, so
please keep sending them in and I will post them here and under players.
got an email form Paul Routledge ( AKA Kingley ) today. He sent
me a picture of him playing through his HarpGear 1 (5F1 Standard)
amplifier at a gig. Paul is from the UK and a heck of a great
player also. I thought I would share the video with you
guys. There is still a few days left on the sale for the HarpGear 1 amps. If you are interested in
getting one, now is the time.
have been playing a lot lately testing amps and one of the many mics I
test with is the Bottle 'O
Blues Microphone from Jim McBride. I still can't recommend
this mic enough. If you need a feedback resistant mic that kicks
a$$ this mic is a great choice. I play a green label Shure bullet
most of the time on stage because it is what I learned on and it has
that mojo but I carry the BOB mic as a backup and I use if almost
exclusively for practice. If you are looking for a mic to learn
on it is especially useful. It is in my opinion better than the
dynamic shaker microphone and has a nice thick tone to it I really
enjoy. If you have never heard one you should go over to Jim's
site and check it out. On another note, I have a few more HG1s
left on sale. If you are thinking of taking advantage of the sale
let me know so I can hold
one for you.
Levine has claimed the Eminence speaker. Thanks Steve.
It'll be on the way soon.
have an Eminence 8" 4 ohm 75W speaker available for the
taking. Just email me and let me know that would like the
speaker and I will send it out to you. This speaker will go to
the first person who requests it. Thanks!
it's been a few days since the update. I have been busy getting
amps shipped and spending some time with the family. The Mark
Hummel seminar went very well on Saturday. Mark and Larry were
great as always and the group really seemed to enjoy themselves.
I am getting some more pictures taken of the few things I still have to
give away and I will be putting something up fro grabs tomorrow.
I am also going to offer a great discount on the HarpGear 1 this
week. I am going to offer the HG1 for $550 if you order
it unlacquered. If you wish to have it lacquered I will sell it
for $595. That's $110 off if you order it unlacquered and $65 off
if you order it lacquered. This deal is good until the end of the
month. If you have any questions please feel free to ask and as
always thank you for coming by.
thing I have decided to part with from the collection is my mouse amp I
bought from Dennis Gruenling. This was the mouse he carried with
him to the jam camps and seminars and it sounds great. He
replaced the batteries about a year ago and I have kept them
maintained. I haven't used it too much, although I did have a
great trip to NOLA with it. This is something I can't just give
away. I am selling it with the charger in great condition for
$250 plus $25 shipping. There are pictures below and as always
please feel free to contact me
speaker has found a home with Mike Fugazzi. Thanks to all who emailed
about the speaker. I will be putting some more stuff up in the
next day or so. In the meantime, I am here if you need anything
and come see us at the Mark Hummel / Iceman seminar if you get the
been getting ready for the seminar on Saturday at 11am-1pm at the
Captain and the
Cowboy in Apopka, FL with Iceman and Mark Hummel. Sorry I
been able to post much. I have a Jensen 8" 4ohm MOD speaker
to anyone who can use it. If you want it, be the first to let me know and I will send it
out your way.
HG2 with free shipping was bought tonight. Thanks again!
other thing I am going to offer today is free shipping on the next HarpGear 2 order. This offer is good in the
continenetal US only and it's good only on the next HG2 that gets
ordered. I am doing these things because
I really want to give back to everyone who has so generously given to
me over the years. Once again I want to thank you for visiting
and please feel free to get a hold of me anytime with questions you may
Barry emailed me first about the pedal this morning and it's on it's
way to him. I will be putting more stuff up soon so come
back and check it out.
is the first item I will be giving away. It's a DanElectro BLT
Slap Echo pedal (amp not included :o). It is a great way to add
some dimension to your
sound. If you could use an echo pedal be there first to email me and I will send it to
you if you are in the continental US. Otherwise you have to pay
for the shipping if you are outside the CONUS. I will use the
date and time indicator on the email to tell who emailed first.
On another note, Mark Hummel and Larry "The Iceman" Eisenberg will be
putting on a seminar this Saturday from 11am - 1PM at the Captain and
the Cowboy in Apopka, FL. I will be there with some amps setup
for anyone who would like to try one out after the seminar. If
you are interested in attending or need more details please email Iceman.
I've been cleaning up my shop and I have made a collection of things I
am no longer using. From pedals to speakers to mics. I will
putting them up randomly on the news section for free. The first
I get asking for it will get it shipped to them for free. The
thing I ask is that you only ask for it if you can really use it or
don't already have it. I will put the item and a picture of it up
then it's up to you to email me
and let me know you want it. I can't promise it'll be something
want but it will be blues related. Thanks a lot for coming by and
look forward to seeing you again soon.
was talking with Jon Gindick and
we were discussing the great camps coming up. He will have a camp
in Portland, OR
on May 25th-27th with coaches Jon
Gindick, Dennis Gruenling, Richard Sleigh, Grant Dermody, David
Lipkind, Ray Beltran and Frank Vorhees. Two weeks after that on
June 15th-17th the camp will be in Tampa, FL with Jon Gindick, Adam
Gussow, TC Carr, Cheryl Arena, Jimi Lee and Mark Wilson. He
also told me that“Jon’s Interactive
Instructional Video Harp Club” is up and running and has been
doing great and receiving a great response. The core of the
harp club is about three hours of videos that totally review
embouchure, articulation, breathing and the core stuff that helps
people get the sound. Then there are videos teaching songs,
covering aspects of harping in great detail, jam-alongs, and new
stuff all the time. I really can't recommend Jon's camps and
videos enough. When I first started with Jon and his great teachers I
couldn't bend reliably. Since that time I have been to five
or six camps and my playing has vastly improved. It has also
helped me network with some other great players and teachers you won't
meet anywhere else. If you go you won't be sorry. These classes
are very professionally run with the emphasis on you and your learning.
As you might be able to hear in my descriptions, I am totally
for these camps and all the good they do for the harp community.
Now I am off to lacquer cabinets. Goodnight!
back from Colorado and the Rockers in the Rockies event was
great! Everyone seemed to have a great time and the teachers
Jason Ricci, Chris Michalek, Paul Davies, Ronnie Shellist and Michael
Rubin all did
a phenomenal job. All of the students were strong players and
everyone did a great job. I really want to thank everyone who
came to the event. It couldn't have been such a fun time and a
success without all of you. It was a pleasure meeting everyone
and I hope we can meet again soon. I have a gallery of pictures of the
event for anyone interested in checking it out. The next event is
Gindick's Jam Camp Tampa, FL June
15-17. I can't recommend Jon's seminars enough. They will
make you a better player and get you to your next level in no
time. Once again, thanks to everyone who made the event a success
and I hope we can all get back together soon.
am off to Boulder, CO for the Rockers in the Rockies with Jason Ricci
and the rest of the crew. I will be away from the computer this
weekend and I am unsure if I will find a place to get my mail while I
am there. If you need me or have any questions please call
my phone number at the bottom of every page. It 's my cell number
and I am always available and willing to chat. If I don't answer
right away just leave a message and I will call back ASAP. Lord
willing I will be back at my desk on Tuesday to answer any questions
you may have. Until then have a great weekend and remember to
get asked on a pretty regular basis what I use when I play. So I
figured I would post that info for anyone else who was wondering.
I play Hohner Special 20 harps that I customize myself (Thanks to
Richard Sleigh and Jason Ricci for teaching me) I play a green
label 520SL Shure green bullet with a vintage controlled magnetic
element. I use a Boss RV-5 reverb pedal when I use a pedal at
all. Most of the time I play dry (without effects).
As for amps, you probably can guess that I play HarpGear amps. I
usually choose the amp I will play by the venue. I carry my
harps in a Hetrick Harp Case or a Cumberland leather case depending on
where I am at and how many harps I need. When I am flying I carry
a Double Trouble because it works as carry on luggage and has enough
power to work in most venues even if I need to mic it. That
pretty much covers it. To everyone going to the Rockers in the
Rockies I am looking forward to seeing you there. It's
going to be a great time!