Friday, January 20, 2012

Nic Clark shows us how it's done

Fantastic tone, phrasing, and discipline.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Few Good Harp Amps

This was the harp amp lineup at the Little Walter Tribute show in Denver last Saturday. L to R:

-My Fender '59 Bassman Reissue
-Dan Solem's Sonny Jr 410
-Dan Treanor's Fender Super Reverb Reissue
-Kirk Vriesman's 1960 Gibson GA-40

Which one sounded the best, you ask? The Gibson.

BTW, that's my harp kit in the foreground...

Dan Solem playing a Sonny Jr 410 amp

Southside Dan Solem at the Little Walter Tribute Show in Denver CO, Jan 7 2012.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Pedal Lineup

With my ’59 Bassman RI amp I’ve gone back to using a few pedals. Here’s what I have now:

Boss EQ7 – I use this only when I have a feedback issue. I prefer the tone without it.

MXR Carbon Copy Delay -- My guitar player bought a new TC Electronics Flashback delay (that thing seriously rocks) so I bought his MXR pedal. So far I’m just using it for single echo slap back, with the settings you see in the photo. It sounds good, really warm.

Line6 Relay G30 wireless receiver – I gave my old Line6 wireless to my girlfriend’s son. (He plays in a very good band in Phoenix.) Having been so happy with it I replaced it with a new Line6 digital wireless. Fantastic sound and performance. It is noiseless and simple. It has no companders like the analog wireless units (Samson, etc), so the sound is uncompressed and natural. It sounds exactly like a cable.

About the TC Electronics delay pedal… I haven’ tried it, but I am greatly impressed with the tone my guitar player gets with it. It is greasy wet without being splashy. Way different than he sounded with the MXR.