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3683 posts
Jan 12, 2014
5:19 AM
Anyone have harp things or music things and the like that they would consider bartering?


Looking to buy, sell or barter? Note, we now have a For Sale Page for people who have something they want to sell, a Barter Page, for people who want to swap something or swap for something, and a Wanted to Buy thread, for people who are looking to buy something specific.

2014 For Sale Page

Looking to Buy Page

Last Edited by Guest on Jan 12, 2014 6:23 PM
489 posts
Jan 12, 2014
6:57 AM
Good idea, Frank.
52 posts
Jan 12, 2014
7:38 AM
I have a Tech 21 Sans Amp Blonde and a Dan Echo DE-1 delay.
May be interested in trading for a Lone Wolf Harp Break, or Flat Cat.
Mainly interested in the Harp Break, though.
This thread is a good idea.

Last Edited by Tblues1 on Jan 12, 2014 12:19 PM
242 posts
Jan 12, 2014
11:28 AM
I have a Digitech RP 155 that I'd like to trade for the Tech 21 Sans Amp. Or maybe just buy the Sans Amp...PM me if you're interested.

Last Edited by KingBiscuit on Jan 12, 2014 11:34 AM
53 posts
Jan 12, 2014
12:08 PM
Sorry KingBiscuit, but I have no use for the RP155.
I'm really just looking for the Harp Break, or possibly a Flat Cat.
243 posts
Jan 12, 2014
2:59 PM
Tblues, what $$ do you want for the Sans Amp?
55 posts
Jan 13, 2014
4:38 AM
KingBiscuit, sent you an email.
I'd like to gaet about $100/OBO ?
62 posts
Jan 13, 2014
6:39 AM
I have an old bullet mic (SHURE 707A) from MR MICROPHONE in Kansas CIty - www.mrmicrophone.com

He hand picked the crystal element and installed a screw on connector as well as a volume control. It is my back up mic - great sound but I don't need a back up these days...

Harpwrench will likely agree that Dennis is meticulous and does great work...

Looking for a loaded 2x10 cabinet -or- an old vocal mic like a Uni-sphere or RE-10...

63 posts
Jan 13, 2014
6:47 AM

OKay... As you know it is slightly smaller and easier to cup. As for the element, it is not original but is one that Dennis chose... You could always try it and see if you like it - not sure what rig you are using these days...

If you did like it and no chance to barter then we could just do a sale deal...

Do you have an RE-10?

752 posts
Jan 13, 2014
6:59 AM
No RE-10 but I have a nice 533SA Spher-O-Dyne.

Last Edited by harpwrench on Jan 13, 2014 7:17 AM
266 posts
Jan 13, 2014
7:33 AM
I have a limited edition, white tolex, Pignose 7-100 but would like to have a Gretsch g5222.
3052 posts
Jan 13, 2014
11:47 AM
Hands down! The 533SA Sphere-O-Dyne is a far better mic than an EV RE-10.
just my two cents.
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495 posts
Jan 16, 2014
3:37 PM
I have a Special 20 in Db, with a nice Andrew Zajac custom bomb on it. I'm just not a Special 20 guy.
I'd like to barter/trade - or I'm open to selling - this rig for something more to my liking, like a nice Golden Melody, maybe also with a custom comb, or..........?
Contact info in my profile.
1524 posts
Jan 17, 2014
11:32 AM
I have four shure 444 mics with cm elements from the 60's to 77. I think the 73 and 77 element mics are original and the two mics with the 60's cm's I put in.
Honestly they all sound the same to me!
They are plastic housings. Very light and easy to cup.
They aren't bullet shaped. They taper a little and are flat on the back side (which is the reason I got them). Very easy to hold on to!
I'll trade or sell a couple of them.
656 posts
Jan 17, 2014
5:05 PM
I have a Lone wolf reverb,hardly used,as new.
No power supply.
Would swap for an Ultimate 57 or 545.
(I am in NZ so you would have to factor in postage rates to see if it is worthwhile to you)
53 posts
Jan 17, 2014
5:32 PM
I have a Lone Wolf Harp Tone+ Pedal. Barely used. Looking for a shure 545, among other things. If you are interested email me what you are willing to trade.

no longer available sorry.

Last Edited by BluesJacketman on Mar 06, 2014 8:03 PM
1615 posts
Jan 17, 2014
5:54 PM
Jehosaphat, I'd do some kind of deal on that reverb. Dunno what though. I don't have any ultimate mics, but I do have a barely used stock 57,
Also a stock EV 630, which I've never plugged in. May be the one Jon (big tone)used on the silver kings album. Or maybe not. He also sent me a LOZ 585 ( in need of work...probably more work than it's worth),
Also have a spare jt30 type mic...(probably a blues blaster originally, it's been customised by Dave wren, has a working but weak turner crystal and volume control)
There's always money...


657 posts
Jan 17, 2014
6:07 PM
What if we give it say a week to see if any ultimtes come out of the woodwork. If not we can do a deal on your 57?
1616 posts
Jan 17, 2014
9:38 PM
No wuz, J. I'm just over on the SW island. Post shouldn't be too exxy.


27 posts
Jan 18, 2014
7:21 AM
I have a flat cat pedal that is new ....never gig gigged out....would consider offers
57 posts
Jan 18, 2014
10:27 AM
I have a Turner Bullet mic with a boosted Shure CM element.
Dark Blue powder coat, 1/4 inch female connector, rear mounted volume control.
Interested in a trade?
You can email me if so and I'll send pictures.
My email is listed in my profile here.
360 posts
Jan 18, 2014
11:32 AM
Bluedawgbluesacrat: My interest is purchase only, in that I probably don't have anything necessarily worth of a trade. only maybe a couple of guitars or cigar box gittars, How do I make contact with ya ? My contact info is also in my profile.
And I Thank You !!

Last Edited by KC69 on Jan 18, 2014 1:57 PM
3696 posts
Jan 20, 2014
7:10 PM
Long shot....anyone want to trade a brand new Golden Melody in Bb for a brand new Marine Band in Bb?

Also, an Eb Special 20 for an Eb Marine Band?

I don't want used...I want new. Thanks!
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3697 posts
Jan 21, 2014
9:13 AM
Optimized Seydel 1847 for sale - SOLD

Flat sanded maple comb
Vented Noble Covers

These harps are not a full custom. Each is a blues harp with moderate work (same as the optimized 1847's from Mantra Harmonicas). Superior to stock set up with light embossing, the same reed profiling as my top customs, and the same flat sanding. The six overblow is set up. Loud, fast, and gapped for moderate to hard attack. Message me if interested. These are the last Seydel harps I plan on doing. All are ready to ship immediately. Thanks!

I'd also be interested in a Micro POG, Zoom G3 (maybe), Zoom MS-70CDR (for sure), a Filikso harp, or NEW Marine Bands/Special 20's (not used)...
My Website
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Last Edited by HarpNinja on Jan 24, 2014 10:20 AM
3702 posts
Jan 23, 2014
7:43 AM
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1528 posts
Jan 23, 2014
9:00 AM
I have about 30 NOS Hicksville Marine Bands I would be willing to trade for.
I would trade for an amp, one or more mics or sp 20's.
I'd also sell them for $25 each or $200 for 10.
223 posts
Jan 23, 2014
8:09 PM
chromaticblues,what keys do you have in those MB's?
95 posts
Jan 24, 2014
1:35 AM
Hey All. Got a really cool Metallic green jt30 with an MC151 element inside. Told at the time of purchase that it was built by Rod Piazza. It is a great sounding powerful machine.
I'm after a Boss RC2 looper pedal,second hand is cool.
I'm based in Scotland but would be happy tae cover the postage cost.
I can email pics if needed.

Cheers the noo,Al.
1529 posts
Jan 24, 2014
4:09 AM
A Bb Dd D Eb E F
I don't know how many F's I have left.
Plenty of the other keys though!
35 posts
Feb 02, 2014
8:18 PM
I've got 4 vintage mics for trade:

* Sphere-O-Dyne PE53V - excellent shape
* Unisphere PE585V - pops and crackles
* EV - looks like a small 638 but not quite, excellent shape and modded with screw-on connector by Greg (Super) Heumann
* Astatic 333-6 - excellent shape and also modded with screw-on connector by Greg (Super) Heumann

Would like to trade several for a Kinder AFB. Offers strongly considered. Thanks. joek18@aol.com

Last Edited by joek18 on Feb 02, 2014 8:18 PM
3893 posts
Feb 23, 2014
7:19 PM
For Barter - a new ROCKET, key of "Bb" - lightly played just to try it out...

Bartering it for a newish Hohner Marine Band Deluxe...Or a Crossover... or a couple of regular Marine Bands - preferably Bb key :)

press name for email contact, thanks a lot!

Last Edited by Frank on Feb 23, 2014 7:20 PM
2 posts
Feb 24, 2014
2:01 AM
for Barter

I've got 3 brand new, never used Steve Baker Special harmonicas. Keys C, G, and D

I got a full set of these about 3 or 4 weeks ago but after trying the A and F I decided these are not the harmonicas for me so I'm trying to trade the unused harps for something I will use.

I'm looking for harmonicas, mics, and accessories. I'm particularly interested in some Hohner blues harps and standard marine bands. I'll split the three up or trade them all together.

Last Edited by rockmonkeyguitars on Feb 24, 2014 11:44 AM
533 posts
Mar 03, 2014
6:27 AM
For barter: a new-ish ROCKET. Key of Bb. I just traded for this one with Frank, and it turns out it's not for me. Like new, only tried by both of us.

Would like to trade for a couple of new-ish Golden Melody's. No "vintage" harps, please. Current issue, like new or new only. Keys might be negotiable. Thanks a lot. My email is in my profile.

BTW, this harp comes with original packaging and includes a free month of lessons on David Barrett's website.

Last Edited by harp-er on Mar 03, 2014 3:21 PM
534 posts
Mar 03, 2014
7:46 AM
Thanks anyway rbeetsme. I'm not really either a MB player or a vintage harp guy. Thanks for the offer though.
90 posts
Mar 03, 2014
12:22 PM
Anyone interested in a Tombo Unica Young Chromatic Harmonica made in Japan. Plays but could use some work. It was giving to me as a gift a few years ago and I hardly ever played it. Email me @ bluestomiv@gmail.com
3811 posts
Mar 10, 2014
11:50 AM
I want a Sennheiser 441. I have limited trade bait, but can do custom Hohner harmonicas (no Seydel or Suzuki) in exchange. Thanks!
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38 posts
Mar 25, 2014
5:42 PM
VHT Special 6, all stock in the box that I don't need. I do need harps, pedals or a mic(s). Make me an offer. I am in Milwaukee.
118 posts
Mar 25, 2014
11:09 PM
I could probably find you some nice harps-for the amp, I've wanted one and have too many harps. I'll get in touch tomorrow with a idea of what I have.

39 posts
Mar 26, 2014
6:22 AM
Sounds good John.

Email me @ chuck@thegethotband.com
119 posts
Mar 26, 2014
4:41 PM
Chuck, I sent an email.

136 posts
May 11, 2014
10:03 AM
2 Customized Marine Band Harmonicas in C & D.

Sealed comb with the corners rounded. Flat sanded draw Reed plate. All nails have been taken out of Reed plates and covers and has been replaced with nuts and bolts.

Would like to trade one harmonica for a Shure 545 or PE54. Would be willing to trade both for a Jt-30 style microphone. Other offer will be considered.

Contact at bluestomiv@Gmail.com for inquiry. I.can show you pictures via email.
1650 posts
Jun 10, 2014
4:22 AM
I am spring cleaning here. I'll list what I have by brand and you can speak up if you have an interest. I'm looking for some good harps in trade, Manji, Pro harps, maybe some optimized Marine Band or Sp20's.
All harps have been tried out by me, the good ones are quite playable.
1 Comet in C, good.
1 Echo in C, good and probably 20 years old or better
Set of Piedmonts, A, Bb, C, D, E, F, G like new.
Chromonica 270 in C, good.
Sp20 in B, good.
Sp20 in G, flat 5 draw.
Big River boxes, 10
Sp20 boxes, 3.
MB plastic box 1.
Sp20 comb, 2.

like new Overdrive in D, with box.
Manji reed plates, blown draw reeds, A-1, C- 2, D, LoF.
Bluesmaster covers, 1 set
Manji boxes, 4, Bluesmaster box 1

Free Jazz Chromatic in C, actually built by Suzuki, good harp, works nice.
Delta Frost Db, good
C bad 4 drawp-1, Bb bad 4 draw 1, A bad 4 draw 1, D bad 4 draw 1, Lo F bad draw 5 1, G bad draw5 1
Several reed plates w/ blown reeds, abour 7 draw plates and 5 blow plates which are good.
Delta Frost boxes 10.

Hering Chromatic:
5148 in C, draw 10 bad squeal.
5148 or 7148 in G, needs wind savers and possible reed repair.
I have 2 Hering comb/reed plate sets I think in C. Both with bad reeds and need wind savers.

I have 1 Astatic 332 shell only.
I have a harp holder which came with the Bushman?Nady torpedo mics, screws on a mic stand.
I have a sharp looking medium brown slim old briefcase, good harp case project, with burgundy cloth liner material.

All of this stuff is going one way or another, I would like what is useful to go to a good home. I'd be overjoyed if one person wanted all of it for a few nice harps.


173 posts
Jun 10, 2014
11:45 AM
CarlA I'll trade you.......I'll go do some work on the house, and you stay away from commenting for a few hours????? ('^')
174 posts
Jun 10, 2014
5:45 PM
@CarlA....fair enough.......I stayed off the forum long enough to get some work done, also stopped in at the music store and ran into my harp teacher buddy and jammed a bit....
My playing would be so much better if I practiced with all the time I spend reading here on the forum.

Oh well. Michael

Have a good one!
184 posts
Jul 21, 2014
10:59 PM
I have an Vintage American made Shure SM57 Unidyne III. Sounds ALOT better than the models being made currently. It has a some scratches on the body and the previous owner carved MK - 32 into it. Still works great!

I would really like to trade for a an American made Shure 545SD, or a Mexican 545SD with some cash thrown in. The 545 must have an on/off switch and an XLR connection.

I would also sell this item for including shipping(U.S. only) for $150.

You can see pictures of this Microphone here:


Email me @ bluestomiv@gmail.com

Last Edited by BluesJacketman on Jul 21, 2014 11:00 PM
139 posts
Aug 13, 2014
10:47 AM
I've got a strong MC 151 Crystal I'd like to trade for a CM or CR element.

Barley Nectar
481 posts
Aug 13, 2014
4:40 PM
Email sent on the 151...BN
1533 posts
Dec 20, 2014
11:52 AM
I am looking for a Marine Band 364 in the key of C in good condition for a personal project. I am willing to barter any of the products found on my website.

Please contact me on this page


Edit: I found one, thanks!

Custom overblow harps. Harmonica service and repair.

Last Edited by arzajac on Dec 22, 2014 12:39 PM
366 posts
Dec 23, 2014
6:11 AM
I have a Lone Wolf Harp Delay that I'd like to swamp for a Harp V2 Delay. Within Europe is no problem, as that's where I live. mnessmith @ gmail dot com
187 posts
Jan 01, 2015
12:18 AM
I am still looking for stock Spl20 cover plate screws, if you have pile of them I'd be willing to trade harp setup/repair, or if you happen to have a huge pile then a reconditioned harp......or whatever makes sense, we can figure something out


edited for clarity

Last Edited by Sherwin on Jan 01, 2015 12:20 AM

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