Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Amplifiers for Harmonica Microphones”

Hello Harmonica Lovers!

I’m going to show you how you can get the best amp harmonica quality sound from your Microphone, harmonica  and Amplifier when you put all three together! When your talking about amps,  blues amps come in all shapes, colors, styles and prices. Depending on what your looking for and what style. Most harmonica players want to learn the Blues which has a distorted dirty blues sound like you hear from some of the Great Blues Harmonica Players.

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  1. James Cotton
  2. Sonny Boy Williamson
  3. Junior Wells
  4. George “Harmonica” Smith
  5. Paul Butterfield

Just to Mention a Few!

As I was talking about best Amplifiers for Harmonica Microphones!

Here’s some examples!

  1. “Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp”

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The Hoodoo Tube Amp is class A, hand wired tube amp combo designed especially for Harmonica Players built to produce the fat distorted tones that come from the electric blues harp sound. This Amp is especially suited to reproduce the entire range of harp tones from growls to soulful wailing….

The Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp will bring out the best in your harp playing technique as well as your microphone!

  1. 1959 Fender Bassman Tube Amp

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The 1959 fender bassman tube amp has been the standard for harmonica players ever since we’ve had to deal with loud bands in the 60’s. if you have ever played on a stage then you know important it is to hear enough volume coming from your amp to be able to hear yourself… If you can’t hear yourself then it’s hard to play so with a big amplifier that’s not an issue.

At the start of my post I spoke about tying all three Harmonica, Microphone and Amplifier to get the best quality out of your sound!

Here’s some links to the right Harmonicas and Microphones best suited for this Amplifier!

Click Here…..https://allaboutharmonicas.com/best-harmonica-microphone-review

Click Here……..https://allaboutharmonicas.com/hohner-harmonica-review-plus-harmonica-accessories

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply back as soon as I can….

Thanks for visiting my website please come back again more great stuff to come!

larry@allaboutharmonicas.com

Have a blessed day!

Larry

“Best Harmonica Microphone” Review!

Hello Harmonica Lovers!                                                                                            

What I’m going to be talking about is the best harmonica microphone”  for your needs no matter whether it’s your first time looking at harmonicas microphones or you have been using harmonica microphones already for awhile!

Which ones are they?

(3) Best Rated Harmonica Microphones for 2015!   

#1. Shure Green Bullet 520DX

If your looking for  good features that can improve your microphone tone. Then the Shure Green Bullet 520DX would be what your looking for in the overall improved response and adjustable volume control knob.

Features of the Shure Green Bullet 520DX                                                         

1. Small enough to hold in your hand makes it easy to use

 2. Weights only 1.6 pounds

3. Volume control knob that can be easily adjusted at any time while playing.

4. 100 to 5,000 hertz frequency

5. Comes with a built in cord to plug directly into an amp.

6. High impedance

Pros.

  • Lots of Features
  • Full Customization
  • Really Good Soundstock-photo-445060-harmonica-mic
  • Compact Size
  • Good Price

Cons.

  • Uncomfortable Grip
  • Has a Cord
  • Not Wireless Compatible

Conclusion:

“Personal Preference”

Each Microphone can be used for different applications of playing the harmonica it all depends on the kind of music the harmonica player is playing and interested in using it for.

So I believe it’s all Personal Preference!

If you would like more information on the Shure Green bullet 520DX Mic.

Get Product at Lowest Price Here……

Please leave any comment or questions below and I will reply back.

#2. Audix FireBall V

This microphone is the state of art when it comes to harmonica microphones. It’s designed so not to distort sound at all perfect for live performances and recording. The Fireball V is a light weight clear crisp sounding microphone that can be used with a wireless setup.

Features of the Audix FireBall V

1. Lightweight half the weight of the Shure Green Bullet 520DX

2. Built in volume control easy to adjust while performing

3. No feed back or distortion

4. Used for live studios

5. Wireless capabilities

6. Used for music recording

7. Used in Beat box harmonica

Pros.

  • High quality design
  • Sound quality excellentcefa87397fe0bd7c81d359e1635bf5c1
  • Comfortable in your hand
  • Wireless capabilities
  • Lightweight
  • Studio quality
  • Recording quality

Cons.

  • Priced a little higher than other harmonica microphones

Conclusion:

The Audix FireBall V is one of my personal favorites.

I have been performing live shows with this harmonica microphone for the last 5yrs once I discovered this incredible microphone! It does everything it claims to do and more!

I would highly recommend the Audix FireBall V!

If you would like some more information on the Audix FireBall V

Get Product at Lowest Price Here…….

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply.

#3. Astatic JT30

This microphone is a good all around microphone used in Jazz or Blues great for recording produces a clear distinct sound. This is a good place to start for someone that is learning about harmonica microphones. Competitive price being a favorite of harmonica players looking for a universal microphone.

Astatic JT30 is designed by Hohner great for recording music specializing in Jazz.

Features of the Astatic JT30

1. Competitive Price

2. Lightweight 1.4lbs

3. Male adapter included to plug into amp

4. Replica of the original Astatic Mics

Pros.

  •  Fits good in your hand
  • Lightweightdownload (5)
  • No feed back
  • Great for recording
  • Great Price
  • Looks Good

Cons.

  •  No Wireless capabilities
  •  Harmonica players that know a lot about harmonica microphones this is probably not for you

Conclusion:

The Astatic JT30 microphone is a very good microphone for the price and quality it’s well worth the buy for the harmonica player that’s looking for a good well rounded harmonica microphone

If you would like some more information on the Astatic JT30 please contact me personally for pricing and availability?

I Personally Own all 3 Harmonica Microphones and have used them all in live performances at one time or another. There all great harmonica microphones! But my Personal Favorite and I am using it at the present, in my live performances is the Audix FireBall V because of it’s wireless capabilities. I’m able to go into the audience and play my harmonica directly to them which seems to go over really big with the audience. It’s like there in the Show!

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply back.

Thanks, for visiting my website and please come back again more to come!

larry@allaboutharmonicas.com

Have a blessed day!

“Larry”

 

“Things Women Love” Harmonicas

Hello Harmonica Lovers!

Women of all shapes sizes and nationality’s have played the harmonica for years, things women love about the harmonica is it’s a small instrument so it can be carried easily in there purses. it’s a relatively easy instrument to learn basic playing on. I think the tone of a harmonica is something women like also. It doesn’t matter if your in a wheelchair or in another country all bundled up enjoying the sound of a harmonica. Women enjoy listening to and playing a harmonica also. There’s quite a lot of famous women harmonica players past and present.

Thanks for visiting my website I’ll be adding more exciting interesting content about Women Harmonica Players in the future so please come back and check it out!

Please leave a comments or questions below and I will reply.

larry@allaboutharmonicas.com

Have a blessed day!

Larry

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“Everyone Knows the Original Blues Brothers”

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The original blues brothers was founded in 1976 by comedy actors, Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi for a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live there band was The Blues Brothers Rhythm and Blues  Revue. The band made there second appearance on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest in April of  1978 and there third an final appearance in Nov 1978. The band released an album in 1978 called Briefcase Full of Blues.

Show Business!

The Hollywood film The Blues Brothers was filmed in 1980 using the characters John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues named after (Joliet Prison) was the lead vocalist in the movie. Dan Aykroyd’s character was named Elwood Blues named after the Elwood Ordnance Plant which made grenades & TNT during World War II Dan Aykroyd was backing vocals and harmonica in the movie.

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“Blues Harmonica Players”

 

Hello Harmonica Lovers! 

“Magic Dick”

 I’m going to talking about one of the most famous blues harmonica players in the world his name is (Richard Salwitz) right now you’re probably scratching your head and saying I never heard of a harmonica player named Richard Salwitz. He’s known to the world as “Magic Dick” and was born in New London, Connecticut on May 13 1945′ which makes him 70 yrs. old now and still he is still currently performing which I have a video of on another post that you can see here> Harmonica Players memories of the past!

Magic Dick is known for his Rock blues Style Harmonica with the “The J. Geils Band” which was put together in 1968’ he met the members of the band while attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts where they were studying technical arts together. Magic Dick was with the J. Geils Band from 1968′ to 1985′ then the band parted ways. Magic Dick combined efforts with co-inventor Pierre Beauregard to create the “Magic Harmonica” which hasn’t gone into production yet. In 2007 Magic Dick toured with the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue put together by legendary blues artist Tommy Castro then added Deanna Bogart, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Magic Dick. They toured on the Blues Cruise a floating blues festival that traveled the Caribbean Islands that featured two dozen of the best blues artists!
Magic Dicks very famous for the song “Whammer Jammer” which you can see here below in this video.

Have you ever heard of Magic Dick the harmonica player?

have you ever seen Magic Dick play the harmonica?

have you ever heard the famous song “Whammer Jammer?”

I would love to get your feedback on this please leave any comments or questions blow and I will reply as soon as possible.
Thank you for visiting my website please come back in the future as I’m always adding new and exciting content!
larry@allaboutharmonicas.com
Have a blessed day!
Larry