Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Stage 5 Amps - Jake vs JD




This video is an excellent demonstration of the tonal differences between two of our blue harp amps: The Jake Friel model and the JD Taylor model. Here, Jake and JD play their amps, cutting heads, swapping riffs. Each of these amps is under $300.

Lots of caveats: Different players, mics, and settings, but the difference in the tonal philosophy of the amps comes through loud and clear. Jake amp is slightly sharper and crunchier; JD amp is slightly warmer and smoother. Both amps rocked the juke joint in Memphis.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Phillip Fouquet on his Stage 5 RS amp

Tony Holiday's Porch Sessions


This is one of the best contemporary blues harmonica albums in many years.  Produced by Greaseland Records, distributed now by Vizzone Label Group.  It is available on Amazon.com here:  https://www.amazon.com/Porch-Sessions-Tony-Holiday/dp/B07KMK6BMJ