Harp Gear harmonica amplifiers for harp amp players.


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Old Knight PA head and 8" self contained combo amp $300

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Once again, thanks to everyone and
as always, feel free to write or call with any questions.

HarpGear Amplification

HarpGear Amplification offers harp amps specifically voiced for harmonica players who are tired of rigging amps to kind of work for harp playing.   There are a plethora of amps out there that can be made to be acceptable harp amps.  Usually you change some preamp tubes and the speaker and then you have something that will work for you.  With our amps they not only come with the correct speaker and tube combinations but, they also come with the circuitry specifically designed to accentuate the tonal qualities most harp players find desirable in an amp.   When you buy a HarpGear amplifier you are buying a quality amplifier that will make you sound your best and last you a lifetime.  We sell a full line of amplifiers from the smaller 5 watt HG2 that Adam Gussow plays to the HG50 50W amplifier that Jason Ricci plays.  We do this because most harp players are looking for an amp that will easily give them what they need in a package they can actually get around with.   These amps also have a line out so you can run it directly to the PA and use the amp as a monitor.  Then you can be as loud as you would like through the PA and get your sound out there while maintaining the nice round brown distortion we all love.  These amp has been very well received by professionals like Jason Ricci, Dennis Gruenling, Larry "The Iceman" Eisenberg and Adam Gussow as well as plenty of other great professional players and amateur players who are looking for an amp to use as they develop their own sound.   Please see our video sound samples and read our reviews section for more on how these amps sound and the great experiences users have had.   You will see the cabinet is beautifully finished with a durable lacquer coating or tolex and the electronics are painstakingly precise to ensure you a great amp you will love for years to come.  If you have any questions feel free to call or email me and ask.  I always love talking to other harmonica players and will do anything I can to help you with the correct decision even if it means not going with one of my amplifiers.     brian@harpgear.com 


I have recently written a few articles talking about tone and bending.  Please feel free to check them out and let me know if you have any questions or comments about them.

1. Acoustic Tone
2. Amplified Tone
3. Efficient Bending

You will find more good information in the news section of the website.  Thanks!

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 custom transformers wound for us 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 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 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 and discuss your playing style as there are options which can be customized to enhance your sound.  These amplifiers can be fitted with international power supplies also to allow overseas customers to use them also.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Brian Purdy