The HarpGear 50

Harp Gear harp amp 50

The HarpGear 50:

The HarpGear 50 is HarpGear's next step in building a full sized amp which achieves 50W using a fixed bias 6L6 setup.  This is the amp that Jason Ricci has recently endorsed and now uses exclusively on the road.  This amp is setup specifically for harmonica and uses all of our standard harp amp modifications we have become known for.  This amp was designed to add flexibility to our amp line and allow you to play in any size venue with the confidence of knowing you won't need to mic the amp or connect the line out to the sound board.  The standard HarpGear 50 uses four (4) customer Weber Red Alnico 10" straight cone  30W  8 ohm speakers with one 12AX7 and one 12AX7WC preamp tube 2- 6L6 power tubes and 1-5AR4 rectifier tube.   The amp has three adjustable tone controls being Bass, Middle and Treble.  This amp  has an oversized custom wound output transformer like the other amps and even more great bass to really accentuate those low notes while you're playing.  The tube configuration for this amp is as follows:(1)5AR4  (2) 6L6 power tubes (1) 12AX7WC (1) 12AX7 preamp tube.  This amp is 23"H X 24"W x 10.5"D and weighs 45 lbs.  This amp will generate 50 watts of power which comes across very loud.  This amp is available in heavily lacquered tweed. 


$1999 120V US / Canada
$2040 240V Export

Here is Jason Ricci playing through the HG50 without any effects.

Here is Jason explaining his gear featuring the HG50 for those interested.  This includes effects.

There is some clipping in the following videos due to the high volume at the festival.  I hope you still enjoy them for what they are.  Any clipping you hear in his playing appears to be a problem he was having with his wireless transmitter.  Every time it happens you will see him pushing his transmitter back into the bottom of the mic and it goes away.

New Jason Ricci videos with the HarpGear 50 at the Jacksonville Blues Festival.

All HarpGear Amplifiers include:

-Solid pine finger jointed cabinet.

-Solid 3/8" Baltic birch baffle for the best sound reproduction.  The baffle acts just like the sound board on a guitar and unlike particle board baffles which absorb the tone the Baltic birch reproduces your tone accurately.

-High quality transformers for a truly awesome sound as well as oversized transformers to add more honk to your amp and give you plenty of sweet round distortion.

-Mil Spec G10 Garrolite eyelet boards to prevent both tweed disease and moisture absorption common on pressed fiber boards which produces false capacitance and causes crackle and hum.  You will not have that problem with our boards and they will last a lifetime.

-Highest quality components including Sprague Atoms capacitors, Xicon Capacitors, Sprague Orange Drop, IC or Mallory 150 tone caps, phenolic sockets, switchcraft jacks and custom transformers.

-All amplifiers are hand wired one at a time with the utmost attention to detail.  All component leads are straightened and cleaned before the are soldered to the G10 board.

-Values of components are increased in key areas to make the amplifier more responsive with all the bass and crunch a harp player needs. 

-Weber VST speakers, Real Vintage and Jensen vintage speakers.

-An additional line out jack to run to the PA so you will never have a problem being heard over the rest of the band.  You can still use your amp as a monitor to hear yourself while plugged into the PA.  The line out can also be used to record directly into your computer line in or into a sound board.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Brian Purdy