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smokey amp,

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Tim Birdman
Jan 29, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
hey guys, anyone use the smokey amp, and bottle blues mic,if so wondering if you got any tips for getting more out of this little amp,i like the sound of it, and i guess i shouldnt be expecting to much from this combo.

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Jan 29, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

I bought one several years ago when they 1st came out... Its kind of cool, but I don't use it much... although I had it out a couple of months ago, trying out my different mics with it.

The lil' bastard seems to feed back alot depending on the mic.

I liked the Shaker Madcat and my AirMojoFied Shaker Retro Rocket (photo of it in my photo album here) best.

I need to fool around with it some more... never enuff time.

Jan 29, 2009 8:45 PM GMT
Kurt M Replied:

I've had a smoky for a couple of years now..Great little guy to practice with..I run a jt30 with a Shure CR element in it with a volume control through it...You REALLY need the volume control, as it does feed back and you have to turn down in a hurry....Tho it does have a great dirty overdrive sound if you trick it right...One time during a gig I had the sound guy just mic that little bad boy....Whoa.....Nasty down and gritty....

Jan 31, 2009 11:20 AM GMT
Dan M Replied:

Mr Mojo, quite a setup you have in the photos. Must do a bit of performing. What do you have on that pedal board? NExt time my wife tells me I have too many harps I am going to show her your suitcase! I was a mainframe guy for a long time in Operations, but left it in 1980. Getting old!


Dan M

Jan 31, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

DanM... No, I don't perform, its been my favorite hobby since 1978, so I've managed to accumulate a lot of harps over the years and some gear. I use to play out years ago before I got married since I knew alot of local musicians and bands (wasn't as good of a player back then though).

I like alternate tuned harps, so I have alot of natural minors, some harmonic minors, some melody makers, some paddy richters, some low keyed Seydel harps, a few extras here and there... they add up!

I like having them in one place too.

If I do go out to sit-in or play to someone's house, I just use one of my smaller cases, like the soft-sided zipper cases that hold 7 or 14 harps, or my Fender harp case.

The pedal board has a Boss DM-2 analog delay, a Boss OC-2 Octave, a Holmes Harp Commander I, and a Samson wireless AP1 receiver.

My wife never knows what to get me for Christmas or Birthdays, but I can always find something harp-related.

I look forward to retiring someday, and just getting together with some local musicans to do some jammin' and hangin' out.

Feb 05, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

Hi, I have smokey amp. But I don`t play it now.

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