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John Popper's Harps?!


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#1 Dean Heuke

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:47 AM

Hey,

I really would like to know, what harmonica-brand John Popper from Blues Traveler is using.
Does he use the "standard" Harmonicas from 30-100$ or does he has a "special harp with features"


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#2 FatJim

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

Popper is a Hohner endorsee and as far as I know uses Special 20s out-of-the-box

#3 ChAnOoD_bLuEs

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

Jim´s correct, he uses Special 20 with a mesa boogie and other stuff to get the effects he usually does with Blues Traveler.
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#4 Dean Heuke

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:00 PM

I have to buy now a Special 20, or two. One in A and one in C.
I used only the beginner harps of Hohner. And a Lee Oskar harp in A.
So, next buy, 2 Special 20's.

#5 Dean Heuke

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:20 PM

I was asking myself....."Dean, how long do i need to practise, do play like John Popper"........

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

Jim´s correct, he uses Special 20 with a mesa boogie and other stuff to get the effects he usually does with Blues Traveler.


There are the effects he uses.
Pedals:
Clone EH 4600 Full Chorus
Boss Fuzz FZ-3
Boss Octave OC-2
Guyatone WR-2 Wah Rocker
Boss Flanger BF-2
Boss Super Phaser PH-2
Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer Ring Modulator EH 5000
Electro-Harmonix Micro-Synth
Two (2) Boss Digital Delay DD-3

Rack Effects:
Mesa Boogie Tri-Axis Pre-Amp
Behringer Ultragain Microphone Pre-Amp
Digitech IPS 33B Super Harmonizer
Alesis Quadraverb
Eventide H-3000 Ultra-Harmonizer

Heads:
Two(2) Mesa Boogie Heartbreakers (harmonica)
Soldano (guitar)

Speaker Cabinets:
Mesa Boogie 4x12 (harmonica)
Mesa Boogie 1x12 or 4x12 (guitar)
Goff Leslie Cabinet (harmonica)

Found this on Blues Traveler website, years ago, and saved it.

#7 Dean Heuke

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:41 PM

When I was new in Blues Traveler, I saw this massive harp microphone, which is really big. And I thougt, "wow, so much tape at this microphone, does they didnt had enough money, to buy a real harmonica microphone?!" :D:D:D

#8 Dean Heuke

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:49 AM

I looked for the price of this thing ... USED and NEW

Clone EH 4600 Full Chorus 158$
Boss Fuzz FZ-3 51$
Boss Octave OC-2 16$
Guyatone WR-2 Wah Rocker 90$
Boss Flanger BF-2 79$
Boss Super Phaser PH-2 45$
Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer Ring Modulator EH 5000 150$
Electro-Harmonix Micro-Synth 259$
Two (2) Boss Digital Delay DD-3 250$

Rack Effects:
Mesa Boogie Tri-Axis Pre-Amp 1580$
Behringer Ultragain Microphone Pre-Amp 46$
Digitech IPS 33B Super Harmonizer 600$
Alesis Quadraverb 210$
Eventide H-3000 Ultra-Harmonizer 562$

Heads:
Two(2) Mesa Boogie Heartbreakers (harmonica) 1351$ and 1351$
Soldano (guitar) 3650

Speaker Cabinets:
Mesa Boogie 4x12 (harmonica) 1300$
Mesa Boogie 1x12 or 4x12 (guitar) 1898$
Goff Leslie Cabinet (harmonica) 2500$
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16146 $
but the price must be more than this, because this list also includes used stuff ;)

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:36 AM

heh...then maybe my first blues harp instructor was right when he said, "John Popper thinks he gets paid by the note."

#10 Dean Heuke

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

heh...then maybe my first blues harp instructor was right when he said, "John Popper thinks he gets paid by the note."


but you have to say, that he plays excellent. I think, there is no other guy out there who can play the harmonica like this ... but wait ... i think ... FatJim can ... I also want this stuff that Popper uses ...

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

I wish I had his breath control...




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