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I was intrigued by the gritty Chicago blues harp tone heard in many old and new blues recordings, and thus started my investigation I guess you could say, into finding out how they were getting these incredible sounds out of a simple 10 hole diatonic harp.
It's here to share the information that I have gathered over many years of collecting and researching harmonica mics, and looking for ways to get the tone that we're all looking for by using different mic's, amp's, and other gadgets.
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Like many beginners, I thought that the right mic and a tube amp was going to give me this great tone that I was hoping for.
Well, it helped, but I quickly found out that playing ability and technique are just as, if not more important to getting good tone.