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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-07-27T14:35:02+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=12159 2011-07-27T14:35:02+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111285#p111285 <![CDATA[Re: Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]> When I started playin' hard amplified blues I went to bullets for harp and moved the 515 to amp mic'in duty; it's a phenomenal mic for that job.. I love the voice. I've rediscovered it for vocals and cupped harp now. My 58 sits in the gear bag waitin' for somethin' ahead of it to break. I'm not sure if I would like it for mic'in a guitar amp, but it's great for harp. It's just heavy.

It's funny... you run with gear a certain way, depending on what kinda music yer playin', and when that changes, it can take a while to settle into a new gear setup that works for the new deal. I think with the new Sennheiser (I ordered it yesterday), I might be gettin' there.

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2011-07-27T03:06:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111282#p111282 <![CDATA[Re: Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]> Statistics: Posted by jbone1 — Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:06 am


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2011-07-25T20:15:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111271#p111271 <![CDATA[Re: Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]> They're about a $100 and it sure seems like it's worth it to not haul another little mic stand.

I've got arthritis, and some nights it seems like that gear weighs alot more than it should.

It's a shame you can't rent out the gear you're not using all the time. I've got tons of stuff that I only use once in a while: battery powered amps, preamps, mixers,mics, stands, cables, di boxes, effects boxes, ext. speakers.... But, when you need it, you need it.

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2011-07-25T18:50:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111269#p111269 <![CDATA[Re: Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]>
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2011-06-29T17:58:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111077#p111077 <![CDATA[Re: Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]>
I also got a new Switchcraft connector for my old Shure mic ( one of those old cone-shaped things. The model #'s under some electrical tape so I can't read it. :) ) They redesigned the connector sometime in the last 45 years, ha! It's got about three little stacking collars for flexibility instead of a single flex joint. I've had that mic since about 1967 and I still use it for harp, vocals, and mic'ing amps. I've never had to get it repaired and it's been dropped a few times. ( note: the mic's a Shure 515.. I found pics & specs on a vintage harp site.)
The mic's a good compromise for vocals and harp, and it's a good conversation piece for opening conversations with other musicians when I'm playin' out.

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2011-06-27T22:10:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12159&p=111056#p111056 <![CDATA[Harp/vocals thru my keyboard amp]]> I play harp and keyboards at my weekly jam and have been accustomed to hauling my harpcase, harp amp, keyboard, and keyboard amp to the jam.. PLUS, my softside beer cooler of course. My cables,cords,mic, etc. fit in my keyboard case pockets. Our jam host lets me leave a keyboard stand and mic stand at his house, so I don't have to haul those, thankfully.
I found a Crate KXB25 keyboard amp on a closeout deal at my local dealer and snapped it up.
Now I'm gonna try running the mic thru a pre-amp into the keyboard mic channel (It has both lo- and hi-z) and runnin' with just one amp. I gave it a try last week without a pre-amp, using my Shure 58, and let's say it was good enough for jammin'. I can't duplicate the nice harp tones of my harp amp, but we don't play just straight blues anyway, so it's not a big deal.
Actually I'm surprised how good the amp was for boards, with it's 4-band rotary equalizers. The clarity and depth was great! It has enough power to play small clubs.
Crate has been sold, and the reliability of these amps is questionable, but my local shop owner is a good tech, so I'm not worried.

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