@BnT what do you think òf the Zajac combs any good?
Yes, I think they’re good. I exclusively play Suzuki Manji’s . They come with a nice quality resin material comb - good sound, no swelling, etc. I experimented with a couple of the Zajac combs and over time converted most of the 19 harps in my case to them. I like the finish, fit (reed plates), colours, and quality. I don’t know that they sound better or different than Suzuki resin combs, but sound being equal, they have other pluses. Worth trying one if they’re in the budget.
I have some pro master reed plated on my blues masters might try a Zajac comb I think the cover plates will be ok.
Hey Bnt, did you get my address
Did it arrive today?
Yes it did and I liked the whole thing from beginning to end. You must have a really nice studio, sounds pretty sharp. Quite impressive all the way around, the songs, the playing, the production, this would’ve been fantastic at my last house where I had a very busy pool table. Thanks very much!
My pleasure. Glad you like it. Fortunately, I had some very nice friends willing to participate. (Nobody ever asked about money, but they were each fairly paid, unlike some people who think “friends” should work for free. Like the Cab Calloway song, “Everybody Eats When They Come to My House “) As noted in the booklet, no rehearsals, six songs in one take and six only existed in my mind - I had never tried them. So, it all worked out well. I was fortunate to have those guys.
I have the fender 20 champion, I like it but wish I was better at figuring out how to get that Chicago Blues raw sound.
What kind of microphone are you using?
@bubby.graves a distorted mic like the bulletin would help. I take it that this is not a tube amp. Good price though. I’d be interested in your question because of possible I might get one of these at these prices.
@bubby.graves here is a video to give you an idea if this is what you are looking for.
These are the amp settings for the second video:
Thanks for listening! I’m not sure what the exact settings were on this clip, but I always use the Bassman voicing, typically with the treble set low and the bass set high; probably gain on 4 or 5; some reverb to taste; and volume as loud as I can before feedback. Hope this helps!
I find the Bassman voicing to be the best for harp with my bullet mics. Try lower gain for a cleaner sound and more gain for a more distorted tone. Thanks for listening!
First video settings:
Thanks for listening! While I’m not sure what my exact settings were in this clip, I just now checked the settings I used last time I played my Champion 20 with a JT-30 with a CM element, and they were as follows: gain = 3; vol = 5; voice = Bassman; treble = 1; bass = 9; fx level = 2; fx select = reverb+ch. Hope this helps! How do you like your Harp Blaster? I hope I can try one sometime.