Monday, April 22, 2013

Nic Clark Solo

This is from the Mile High Blues Society Jam at Ziggies in Denver last night. In this clip Nic does a good job of illustrating a couple of the soloing strategies we teach at our "Blues Jam 101" seminars. He starts out simple and repetitive, with mostly single notes low on the harp. Through the solo he builds tension by moving up the harp and playing more double stops and chords. He does some interesting things here.

Nic is playing a Mission 32-20 1x12 amp that Bruce Collins built for a good local player. He is using my 1959 Shure 440SL microphone and zero effects.

The jam was packed! Great music and great people. All jams should be like that.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New "Family Photo"

Clockwise from upper left: 1962 Premier Twin 8, 1970 Fender Champ, 1964 Marvel, Mission Delta Sonic, Mission 32-20, 1991 Fender Bassman. 

And right in the middle is the Electro Harmonix 44 Magnum.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blues Harp Solos - Mission Delta Sonic Amp

Gregg MacKenzie and Nic Clark at The Mile High Blues Society Jam at Ziggies Saloon in Denver CO, April 7, 2013.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Delta Sonic from Mission Amps

A new small harp amp from Bruce Collins at Mission Amps - 15 watts from two 6V6 power tubes, with a single 10-inch speaker in a tweed "Harvard" cab.  In this video I'm using an MXR Carbon Copy pedal for a touch of slap back.