Need opinions on an Amp choice

Here’s my own home-made gigging amp.
HARPSOLO
6J5-6SN7-6V6
Jensen P10R and C10R speakers
Shure controlled magnetic microphone

I have lots of extra parts if anyone wants one.

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Hey @Rob3 welcome to the forum. I love the sound of it man. Great work!

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Thanks! It took a long time, but I finally figured out where that sound comes from.

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If you do busking may I suggest a good a battery powered one?

Rob - Welcome! Great sound from your amp. It helps that a player with pretty nice tone and chops is behind the mic. How many watts?

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Thanks!

It’s about 5 watts, more or less. I’ve never measured it electronically. My band maintains a pretty reasonable volume level, so it’s plenty for playing at bars. If I ever need more volume I put a microphone in front of it and run it through the PA.

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I just finished building a harp amp for the guitar player in our band. We were recording on the day I brought it along to give it to him, so I went ahead and tried it out on the recording. This amp is about 3 watts, with a circuit very similar to the one in the clip I posted above. It’s in a 1x12 cabinet, with a Shure controlled magnetic microphone.

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Smooth vocals too.

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Is there a mic that is specifically designed for free reed instruments like accordion, concertina, or in our case harmonica?

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You talking clean? This one’s pricey but nice:

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That is going to be quite an investment. But I’m sure you get what you pay for.

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Depends on your ear and your budget. It’s a subtle difference. But that subtle difference means a lot to your truly.

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Hundred percent agree with you Mr. Luke, the difference in quality will be barely noticeable, especially if the amps came from good brands, however people with long back ground in sound systems can tell it instantly. I think the audience should also be considered.

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