Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gary Smith/Aki Kumar - Rocket Ride

Here is a great vid of Gary Smith (on the right) playing a harp duet with Aki Kumar, an excellent young player.

Both these guys are playing through Sonny Jr. amps: Gary is using his Cruncher and Aki is using his SJ410.

Nice tone...


Anonymous said...

I think this clip,
gives you a better sense of the amp tone. The Gary smith one doesn't leave me wanting to buy a Cruncher.

Rick Davis said...

Whoa... I like the tone from the Gary Smith video a LOT more.

Man, good harp tone is such a subjective thing.

Anonymous said...

'specially trying to figure it out through little bitty computer speakers.

Rick Davis said...

I use KRK Rokit 5 monitors with sub. Sound card is M-Audio 2496 Audiophile. No problems hearing the recording.

To be sure, we are limited by the fidelity of the recording, but what else is new? I think we can form an opinion about tone from YouTube vids, especially when two amps are featured in the same -- or a similar -- recording.