amplified rack harp/keys/drums 1 man band

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amplified rack harp/keys/drums 1 man band

Postby watertore » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:17 pm

I ran my $5 homemade tie clip mic into my empty paper roll that is attached to my harp rack into a fender princeton reverb. Recording everything at once makes for the acoustic harp to bleed into the vocal mic and the vocals to bleed heavily into the tie clip mic which is heavily distorted. Finding the balance is a challenge that maintains the vocals and amplified harp tones. All words and music spontaneously created and recorded. Walter







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Re: amplified rack harp/keys/drums 1 man band

Postby jeffl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Very nice Walter. I love that brassy tone; it reminds me of you. :D
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Re: amplified rack harp/keys/drums 1 man band

Postby watertore » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:45 pm

jeffl wrote:Very nice Walter. I love that brassy tone; it reminds me of you. :D



Thanks! I prefer a bright harp tone over the big bassy stuff of today. The amplified guys I played with and grew up listening to had a much brighter sound than todays players. They also didn't have custom harps, mics, amps, boxes, etc, to make the super fat sound. Sophisticated then was a stock mic into a stock fender amp. Walter
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Re: amplified rack harp/keys/drums 1 man band

Postby jeffl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:03 pm

Well, Tony Glover and Sonny Terry were my first heroes, so there ya' go Walter. Although blues harp is my first love, currently I only play about 20% blues harp; the bulk is rock, folk/blues, and country rock. Half the blues I play is on keyboards now (sadly), but my tone tends to be somewhere in between the light and the dark. I'm not one of these guys who buys every piece of gear-- and molds my embrochure-- to get the darkest tone, although I love that tone too.
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