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Martin Lang talks gear
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767 posts
Jan 11, 2018
2:22 PM
This is the best gear video I have ever seen!! To all those that have dissed Blue Jr amps, repent!!

1897 posts
Jan 11, 2018
3:06 PM
I like the blues junior==had one til last year-sold it off and kept my Princeton because it is more versatile with the built in attenuator

This guy is like the andrew Dice Clay of harmonica
4631 posts
Jan 11, 2018
6:12 PM
i have no idea who the heck this guy is...

but he looks like a genuine blues guy... heck he is even from chicago... how blue can you get?

i have to agree.... we use a blues jr. all the time. you have to understand i have a bassman... a vintage bassman,and it is killer. however it is the loudest sob. ever. that is great when the band is super loud.

but we use a blues jr. all the time, and it kills.... its funny i do not own one. quite often i leave my amp at home and use someone else's blues jr. i would never do that if that amp did not bring it.

looking forward to hearing this harp player. somebody post something.


Last Edited by 1847 on Jan 11, 2018 6:14 PM
5183 posts
Jan 11, 2018
7:01 PM
He is a great player, also somewhat of a shit-stirrer.
2814 posts
Jan 12, 2018
3:19 PM
Martin is a great player who has played with a lot of great guys that have quite often gone under-recognized. I don't consider him to be a shit stirrer. He has a great deal of skill and doesn't require a lot of equipment other than a harp, mic, cable and amp to sound fantastic. He's spent well over 20 years working with Taildragger and is solid. He's got a couple of fine CD's out, but usually people post some stuff he did 20+ years ago. He was good then, but he's very good now. People could learn a lot from him.
2469 posts
Jan 12, 2018
6:25 PM
I thought the amp in that video sounded like s***. But that's just my opinion.
I get the point of what he's trying to say, but quite frankly it comes off like somebody bitchin about "you's kids and your fancy mics and custom harps." Just because he doesn't understand it. Lol.
I've got plenty of cheap tape recorder mics, but there is a reason the good mics are so expensive.

There is also a reason Kim Wilson uses custom harps and vintage amps. Again, I get Martin's point, but .... the fancy stuff is not without its perks.

What amp wouldn't work if you ripped the reverb tank out? Just sayin.

Martin is Hella legit. I got to meet him in Philly a few months ago. I've got a video of him around somewhere. He flew out from Chicago for a benifit.

Last Edited by Killa_Hertz on Jan 12, 2018 6:28 PM

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