Posted by Bluzharper on August 02, 2001 at 03:44:26:
In Reply to: Re: Harp King posted by Frogger on August 01, 2001 at 18:52:38:
: : (also have a SM-57). Any comments on the Ruskin mics?
: : That Pro Junior is an excellent Harp Amp, at a jam I used to go to in Detroit the house bands singer and frontman used one. When not in smaller clubs he used a 57 to mic it into the PA on a radio shack short stand. A Green Bullet into a PJ is a simple yet very good sounding set up. You can also do the tube swap thing with it. As far as Ruskins go, a local player uses one and loves it. This guy knows his stuff. He said its slightly smaller and easier to cup. It took him awhile to get it due to a fire they had at Ruskins office and shop. Ive heard alls back to normal now. Good Luck to Ya and Harp On..
: Really appreciate the help, Bluzharper! Was going to re-tube the Pro Junior anyway--Ruby Tubes EL84's and EH preamp tubes--Torres recommends 5751's (not sure of the gain rating but it's a lot less than 12AX7's. We guitar tubeheads love tons of gain--guess I need to re-align my brain cells for harp! (am nuts over the Little Walter 'growl' and assumed it was gain/overdrive).
5751 gain is 70% best known for 2nd harmonics used by SRV in his amps.
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