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Dec 01, 2012 02:48 AM
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HarpNinja
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Willspear
Nov 30, 2012 01:49 PM
Topic Optimizer vs Customizer 28 HarveyHarp
HarveyHarp
Nov 30, 2012 08:39 AM
Topic official Hohner press release 11 kudzurunner
ElkRiverHarmonicas
Nov 30, 2012 08:34 AM
Topic Wich 12AX7? Wich EL84? 22 rogonzab
Georgia Blues
Nov 30, 2012 07:18 AM
Topic Kim Wilson 4 didjcripey
JTThirty
Nov 30, 2012 06:04 AM
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Frank
Nov 30, 2012 04:04 AM
Topic 12 inch cabinet 2 SmokeJS
rainman
Nov 30, 2012 03:47 AM
Topic Working on tone 5 akmarmot
akmarmot
Nov 29, 2012 11:38 PM
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daijoubu
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Nov 29, 2012 08:47 PM
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Frank
Nov 29, 2012 04:24 PM
Topic New Tunes from The Hollerers 4 HarpSlaveDave
Rubes
Nov 29, 2012 03:41 PM
Topic OT: Sitting in for the encore 3 timeistight
nacoran
Nov 29, 2012 09:54 AM
Topic She's Nineteen Years Old 7 DevonTom
Littoral
Nov 29, 2012 05:31 AM
Topic I introduce myself 7 felip
felip
Nov 28, 2012 04:33 PM
Topic Somewhat OT: Rory Gallagher, harp player 4 mr_so&so
bonedog569
Nov 28, 2012 03:17 PM
Topic UK harp player 17 Ray
harpburn
Nov 28, 2012 01:46 PM
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bluzlvr
Nov 28, 2012 01:44 PM
Topic Testing my Bugera V5 9 rogonzab
Aussiesucker
Nov 28, 2012 01:42 PM
Topic Cleanin Harps 3 Aussiesucker
Aussiesucker
Nov 28, 2012 11:43 AM
Topic Recommendations for a reverb 15 HawkeyeKane
bloozefish
Nov 28, 2012 10:53 AM
Topic Little Walter's "Rocker" 14 wheel
Joe_L
Nov 28, 2012 10:48 AM
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jiceblues
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