Charlie (Harmony Guitars) Thanks for letting me demo this Guitar
I’ll start off by saying, this guitar is not an Heirloom or Boutique Guitar
What it is, is a fine Retro guitar
A pleasure to play, it sparks your memory of your childhood
It reminded me of when I was growing up (a long time ago) and wanting to learn to play guitar (admit it most of us, started on a Harmony, in one form or another)
It’s not a “Cheap” Guitar”, the first time you hold in your hands, you’ll know
You don’t have to spend 1000.00’s of dollars or sell your soul to own it
But make no mistake, it’s a fine musical instrument
My initial comments
I loved the sound of the pick up thru my Crate DX112 amp
It sounded GOOD on various amp settings (Vox AC 30, HiWatt,Fender Black face, 60’s Marshall, 70’s Marshall, Blue Voodoo, and Vintage Club)
It’s definitely a Guitar you should have in your arsenal, if you’re looking for that Cool Retro sound.]]>
Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus Pedal
I have used this pedal with both guitar and bass, awesome for both.
This Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus pedal is one of the companies best, it comes with a cool booklet that helps you create different colors of sound, remember it is your pedal don’t be afraid to run it through it’s paces.
If you are searching this one out, get the 18 volt, the 9 volt is good but I like the 18v, (what’s 9 volts, a lot believe me)
My son has the 9 volt and he is always stealing my 18 volt Cool Cat!! Because he says it sounds better!
These pickups have some smooth tone even at high rocking volume’s. If you are looking to achieve tone through your pedal effects, keep looking though, this is for the raw rockers.
If it’s the whole package you want and you happened to win the lotto – here’s one to check out if you are a true Angus Young Fan.
Gibson Angus Young Signature SG Nickel Hardware
Blueridge Historic Series BR-160 Adirondack Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
As for Jeff’s dream guitar – take a look at this baby.. I hadn’t thought about one of these in quite some time – Martin D-45V Acoustic Guitar Natural
|Make/Model of Guitar||Blueridge BR 160|
|How long have you owned this guitar?||4 years|
|What are it’s best features?||This guitar has a wonderful tone, great craftsmanship, and it did not cost an arm and leg.|
|What are it’s worst features?||None, so far.|
|Where did you purchase this guitar?||Music Folk, St. Louis, MO|
|Have you modified it in any way?||Yes|
|If yes, please share!||Lowered the action, it is almost equivalent to and electirc!|
|Would you recommend purchasing one?||Yes|
|What’s your dream guitar?||Martin D 45|
Blackheart BH5H Little Giant 5W 120V Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
It was constructed by the same man who made the Epiphone Valve Junior. You can customize the tone to your exact needs on the BH5H Little Giant .
When you get this little amp rocking on 10, you get yourself a sweetness, that most men will climb a mountain to get, and if you still live at home with your mother because you are a struggling musician with the flip of a switch you can knock the watts from 5 to 3 so mom can still watch her soaps without your intense rocking without tearing down her collection of nick-nacks of fthe wall.
The Blackheart has the perfect blend of being a great practice amp, and it is loud enough to keep up with the most crazed drummer and his 24 inch bass drum!
There are several Blackheart Amps to choose from – check out this laundry list
Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1×12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp Black
Blackheart BH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head Black
Blackheart Killer Ant BH1H 1W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
It’s simple interface makes it so easy to use, even the most novice of players can rock out like the greats with this pedal.
Its 3 controls consist of volume, tone & sustain. The volume adds exactly what it says, volume and boy does it add that. Tone gives you that sweet tone you may be looking for.
Sustain gives you some good sustain, but it is more about the distoration, that swee “manic depresive heavy kind of distortion that every body loves. This pedal may not be huge, but the sound it generates is way bigger than the pedal itself. It also features a very rugged metal case.
It’s an A in my book..]]>
The pedal is much more tweakable than most spring reverbs on amps too! Plus it has more than just spring reverb, it has hall, room and flerb too. Hall and room are pretty self explanatory, but Flerb is a great feature, it’s reverb mixed with a flanger. It is great for some of those psycadelic progressive sounds.
The EH Hg is a great addition for amps, without reverb and even with amps that do.
Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail Plus Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal.
It does not distort it just adds more volume, which translates into that sweet, sweet amp gain. It can go from mild to over the top rock god lead tones.
So people listening will say, hey, how did that cat get the sound I have been looking for all of my life? If you play single coil pickups even better, because the P/U switch can make them sound like a vintage humbucker or a new high gain pickup.
Your Strat can sound like a heavy SG one song and then transform back into a clean and twangy strat the next.
A heavy metal songwrites idol, James Hetfield can teach an art that will keep the heads banging Cherry Lane The Art of James Hetfield.]]>