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Busking amp

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Jan 29, 2009 4:12 PM GMT

What battery powered amps for harp do you guys recommend for busking. I've heard that the Pignose Legendary 7-100 is good and also the Lectrosonics Mouse which was discontinued.
What other options are out there?

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Jan 29, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
Kingley Replied:

I use the Pignose 7-100 as a practice amp in the house. Great busking amp.
The Mouse is probably louder though. I think they might still make the Maxi Mouse?

Jan 29, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

I have a Pignose 7-100, and a Pignose Hog-20. I don't busk, but if I did I would use the Hog-20. I like it because of the rechargeable lead-acid battery. It lasts along time, and its rechargeable !

If you rig-up a delay and even a harp commander (battery version) you can probably get a great sound out of it.

That's my limited little amp experience.

Feb 17, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
Maciek D Replied:

I have an Danelectro Honey Tone amp. It sound great for me, you can hear me playing on it on:

I haven't tried it on the street yet (to cold for harping), but I think it should do fine while busking.

Feb 18, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
Duane C. Replied:

What's (busking)?

Feb 18, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
Zack P Replied:

Busking: Playing on the street.

Feb 20, 2009 12:08 PM GMT
Tim Birdman Replied:

I use a Roland micro cube, very portable and loud, works for me

Feb 20, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
FatJim Replied:

Roland Microcube

Feb 21, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
Kiwi Harper Replied:

I have an AXL thin amp, comes in a bag like a lap top computer, has loads of effects and is pretty good when just used for effects before plugging in to my Fender champ, it was worth buying just for the effect actually as it was cheaper than cheapest equivalent pedals

It has RCA ins so I can use jam tracks from my Ipod with the volume controlled from there and master volume on amp is for the Mic. Use a car Jump starter with cigarrette socket and get 9 Hrs+ playing. Also has own small battery for 2-3 hrs play.

Feb 28, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
Jaybird Replied:

I used a Roland Micro Cube for about a year. I really liked it.

Then I got a Roland Micro Cube RX which is louder and the 3 way equalizer has much better tone control. Works continuously for 8 hours with rechargeable AA batteries.

Cube RX

Cube RX controls

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