Posted by Blues Lover on July 18, 2001 at 06:12:55:
In Reply to: Re: Keys of harps and amp setup posted by Nick H on July 17, 2001 at 06:30:43:
: My advice is if you are starting to enjoy playing amplified harp, just go through the pa for the moment.
: Open mic and Jam sessions always have guys running them and they will want to control your sound through the pa. A harp player with his own amp will be a challenge to them.
: I have gone into a bar and been called up on stage, produced my green bullet and asked which channel can I go in? The guy running the show said to the audience " ooh d'ont you just hate those harp players who bring their own mic's!!"
: So my advice/experience is go to jam sessions, may be extend your harps to include F,G, then Bb & Eb and then Am for when you want to get sad!
: D'ont rush out and get an amp yet, relax and start expressing yourself with the Harmonica. Make a friend at the open mic who has got a fender twin at home and play through one of the channels on that mother.
: Unless you are gigging a lot with a band I dont see the need for you to get an amp immediately.
: Besides that they are really heavy to lug around but Im probably a lot oder and weaker than you man!
: Regards Nick H in UK
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