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Old 29th Jul 2020, 2:27 pm   #43
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Default Re: Marshall Amps

Originally Posted by tritone View Post
Originally Posted by Radio Wrangler View Post
You've now got me wondering what a harp would sound like with a serious fuzz pedal and a lot of crunchy watts rather like Jon Lord did to his hammond especially the intro to 'Lazy"

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Hi David,

I have read somewhere in the past that many harp/harmonica players liked the sound they got when using a valve amp with a very un-balanced phase inverter valve installed that created a more a-symmetrical wave form that resulted in a more distorted type of sound. Something like that I think.

Would that be about right David ?
I don't know about that, and I doubt many musos would that that was the case so long as they got the sound they wanted. What I do know is, it's quite normal for harmonica players to mic up their instrument into a small, 'practise' valve amp turned up full, and then mic that up into the PA. That way they can easily overload the practise amp with it being too loud.
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