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Civet Cat
Jan 04, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
RULES!


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Jan 04, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
Brady Mills Replied:

I agree! Harp Gear Kicks Ferret Butt!


Jan 06, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
Elk River Replied:

It and nails rule equally. That's how awesome it is.


Jan 06, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

harp Gears are really the best amps period though...I've tried them all could have had a few of the competetors for free and chose to role with the HG'S!


Jan 08, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
Christelle Replied:

Ultimate series by Greg Heuman RULES (even if i don't and can't have it)


Jan 08, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

I don't got a HarpGear but they sound good enough for me :)


Jan 14, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
Chris M Replied:

I'm so baddass I don't even need an amp.


Jan 14, 2009 9:18 AM GMT
Manlio Replied:

i've got my HG30 the last year: best amp I've ever had and now I'm looking forward to collect enough money to buy an HG50


Jan 14, 2009 12:12 PM GMT
Todd G Replied:

Love my hg30


Jan 14, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

Manlio, you need more volume? I'm sure they are the same amp otherwise.


Jan 14, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
Manlio Replied:

volume is never enough :p expecially when you fight against a 100w marshall amp of your guitar player. You have two choices: you can kill the guitar player or you can buy a bigger amp with more cones and more surface ;)


Jan 15, 2009 5:52 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

Are you playing some serious Rock!!! Wow!!! I agree, but I think they are obnoxious, they just need to turn down. If he needs to get good distortion maybe recommend to him a SMALLER amp? :-P


Jan 22, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
Deacon Blues Replied:

Jason, Congratulations on the new web portal harmonicaspace.com. I look forward to picking your brain, (as well as the members of this forum) on a lot of unanswered questions that I have about gear, technique. customizing harps, etc. Unfortunately, I missed your act when you came to Jackson Mississippi a few months ago. Let me know when you come through again. Regards Gary


Jan 22, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

Thanks Gary! Ask away man....I'll be back in Jackson on: Febuaray 20th and in oxford ms on the 21st!


Jan 22, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
Kingley Replied:

It's HarpGear all the way for me.
I have used a HG 5F1 (the amps that started it all) and now I use a Double Trouble. I just love the sound of HarpGear amps. They look so cool too!!!!


Jan 22, 2009 9:55 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

Hi, Mr. Jason R!
I play with HarpGear2 at Jazz club and Pub.
HarpGear2 is best amp for me.


Jan 22, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
jht Replied:

Hi, I have the honnor to have a HG30 Jason Ricci signature (dedicated)
I use it with a wireless transmitter, a boss GE-7 and a BBE sonic stomp, and also a shure cm in an old turner shell.
It sound amazing, great tone, a lot of power
great great amp for a nice price


Jan 23, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
HarpGear Replied:

I appreciate the great support from so many awesome players! I wouldn't be anywhere without the great people I have met in the harp world. I really appreciate all the hard work Brady and Jason have put not only into this board but into be great people overall! To everyone here, You Rock!


Jan 23, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
Gex S Replied:

Hi ! I bought a HG30 in June last year. Recently, I showed this nice amp to my teacher, Bonny B, a great swiss blues harmonica player. We were just Bonny B, me, my mic and the HG30 on stage. Bonny was flabbergasted by the sound and tone which come from the speaker and reverberate in the blues club. He use to play through a Peavey Classic 50 410 and an Ampeg... This HG30 (and now the HG35) is designed to be on stage and have a huge bottom.


Jan 24, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
Fugazzi Replied:

Brian is one of the coolest guys around. Total class act!


Feb 03, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
Rush Replied:

After a lot of serious research, I purchased a double trouble amp from Brian at HARPGEAR. The attention to detail and overall quality of the amp have to be seen to really appreciate this amp....but, after burning this unit in all week, the TONE seems to be getting sweeter and sweeter. This amp has plenty of power, when and if you need it. Add a Lone-Wolf delay pedal and you can't ask for anything else, as it is absolutely the best sound going for a harp!


Feb 07, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
Kingley Replied:

It really is a testament to Brian Purdy that he is the only custom harmonica amp maker that offers amps in all sizes for different players needs / requirements / taste.
HarpGear has a great product line - HG Rock Bottom - HG2 - HG Double Trouble - HG35 -HG50.
I really don't know of any other harp specific amp maker that provides such a variety of amps.

The fact that Brian is such a great guy to deal with is also an addded bonus.
Brian also is so modest about the amps, he doesn't blow his own trumpet endlessly like some amp builders. He lets the amps talk for themselves.

Top Quality Products
Top Quality Service
Top Quality Guy

Just 3 of the reasons to buy a HarpGear amp.


Feb 09, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

As many of you know I have been offered many different 'Boutique' amp endorsements over the past five years. Without mentioning any names I can say all of those amps were beautiful, well made virtual works of art, both visually stunning and great sounding in their own right. However, even though all these wonderful amps were offered to me for free or next to no charge, I just couldn't get behind any of them (fine as they are) as none seemed to suit my particular needs the way my old Fender Bassman I nick named the 'Egyptian' did. I tried many times with many different models to get that 'Tone' I had with that old Fender. Fender did not consider me a worthy endorsement decision and would not offer me even the slightest discount on their amps or repair service despite the fact that I was obviously and inadvertently selling many Fender Bassmans for them each year.

I really wanted to get behind a small 'Boutique' company and back the little guy but no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't find an amp I liked by anyone that sounded better than that old Fender, until now... My friend Brian Purdy has been making small 'Boutique' harmonica amps for years now under the name 'Harp Gear'. I loved all those little amps and so did hundreds of other players although due to their small size, the volume of our band, and my dependence on that one tone from the 'Egyptian' I just couldn't find a practical use for a Harp Gear amp outside the recording studio and smaller gigs. The Popularity of Brian Purdy's smaller amps took off and players pro and am alike could be seen everywhere with those little monsters. Eventually almost all the other 'Boutique' amp builders took notice and followed suit in an attempt to sell a smaller harp Gear style amp. After that move Brian Purdy came back with the H.G. 50. A 4/10? 50 watt harmonica beast the size of a Fender Bassman but very different. I had been hesitant to try any Bassman style 'Boutique' amp as I had tried many in the past only to be disappointed and return to the real thing (which was actually not made as well but sounded better), but Brian assured me this was not another point to point wired Bassman mimic. Additionally I was also worried about our friendship should I not like this amp as he told me the amp was built with me in mind. He brought the amp to a gig in Florida and before I plugged in I told him; 'No matter how good it sounds I'm not using it on the gig.' I plugged in and after two or three minutes of knob tweaking I was wondering not if it was 'as good' as my Fender but exactly how much BETTER it was. I played the next two nights on the HG 50 and then gladly signed an endorsement deal with Harp gear! I have never been happier with my sound, the HG 50 has everything my old beloved Fender had with a more balanced, clear, natural, and fuller sound! The H.G. 50 amp has quickly become an extension of me and I feel as close to in love with an inanimate object as a person can be.



Feb 09, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
Elk River Replied:

R.I.P., Jason's Egyptian, I miss it, although the new one is obviously even better. I liked that Bassman so much, I was kind of hoping it wouldn't be.


Feb 09, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
Joe L Replied:

I own a Harpgear Double Trouble and really like it. It's a nice balance of portability, tone, volume and feedback resistance. It isn't quite as loud as a tweed Bassman, but it can be very loud. It sits very comfortably on a chair. It also doesn't cost as much as an annual IRA contribution.


Mar 11, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
Tony W Replied:

I have a problem with my HG 50 amp. It happens every time I play. People come up to me and say Wow that amp sounds great. What kind of amp is it? Where did you get it? I can't believe the sound you get from that thing. Blah blah blah. No one has ever said You make that amp sound good or you have good tone. But all of us here know where good tone comes from right?? Is there any commission on sales for these things?


Mar 14, 2009 10:07 AM GMT
jht Replied:

hi I have burn my two power tubes on my Hg30 in a too long gig in very hot condition.

For not having this problem again, I put a fan inside the amp.

The fan is not place in front of the tubes, but just thetre to make air circulation.

It's a fan like this one

type of fan



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