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Article on Electronic Effects and the Harp Player


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#1 harmonicatunes

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:26 AM

Randy Landry, owner of the Lone Wolf Blues Company has kindly donated an article titled "Electronic Effects and the Harp Player" to my Harmonica Academy library.

Randy is harmonica player who has applied his professional electronics experience to developing effects pedals for harmonica players. The guitar pedals we normally use, designed for guitar inputs and sounds, generally lead to compromises which Randy's pedals avoid. His article explains this in greater detail.

"Since sixteen year old Christian Buschmann invented the modern harmonica in 1821, harmonica players have been using effects to enhance and add color to their tone. Tongue blocking, articulation and hand cupping were there in the beginning and are still at the heart of harmonica playing today. In this article we will consider the role electronics has played in effects for the harmonica player and guidelines on choosing devices...."

The remainder of the article is at

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#2 BluesMystro

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:30 PM

cool article

#3 Chauncey

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:56 AM

I was wanting to reply to someone's question about bending and I have a question about cleaning up a problem with the volume knob on my mic, not to mention figure out my amp. but, had to register to post and now can't find that thread.




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