Re: Keys of harps and amp setup

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Posted by Blues Lover on July 17, 2001 at 06:01:20:

In Reply to: Re: Keys of harps and amp setup posted by Bluzharper on July 17, 2001 at 03:42:26:

Thanks for the help, Bluzharper. You're awesome! So, after C, A, and D, what other keys might I find useful for blues or rock down the line as I become better?

Also, for a jam, would I usually be required to bring my own amp and mic, or would I usually be able to use existing equipment? You mentioned playing through the PA, and I'm pretty sure that's what you were referring to, but I just want to be sure.

Lastly, what's the difference between harp amps and regular guitar amps? Does it have to be specifically for harps, or will a guitar practice amp work?

I know basically nothing about the music industry, so pardon the questions. Thanks for all the help!

: Ask ten players these questions and you`d proubably get ten different answers. Bare minimum on harps? C A D Whats a decent amp, at least a Fender Pro Junior or older Champ, tube only. Mic Blues Blaster or JT-30. O.K. lets add it up Three harps $60 Amp $300 Mic $75 so were looking at $435 so round it out to $450. Dont forget you can always play thru the PA. A good used amp and mic can also save you money. One thing to keep in mind, when you sign up, if there using a sign up sheet. Write down what keys you can play in, and what song you might want to play. Find out who`s running the jam and talk to him or her and let them know what your comfortable with. Usually they will work with you. Check a jam out prior to playing and see what goes down. Ive played a few that really sucked due to egos and attitudes. This is just an opinion so Good Luck and keep playing..

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