THE HARP TRAIN 10 is truly a unique harmonica amp; it provides a punchy, fat, vintage tone, while being the most affordable harp-specific amplifier on the market. This amp has a plywood casing with tough covering, it comes with a power cable and a dust cover.
The Harp Train 10 was inspired by a desire to offer a true harp amp at a reasonable price; an amplifier that is voiced for harmonica and provides the gritty compressed tone that harp players love.
At the heart of the amplifier is the BALLS circuit, a truly unique circuit not found in any other amplifier. This circuit replaces a traditional tone circuit, providing a boost to the bass and lower mid range frequencies. The increase in this frequency spectrum allows for the balancing of frequencies within the spectrum of the harmonica; you can have the bottom fatness you desire without limiting your tonal range.
The first stage of the 12AX7 preamp tube drives the BALLS circuit and the second stage drives the 6L6 power tube set to 8 watts. The power section drives the proprietary 10-inch speaker with a 20-ounce magnet and a 1½-inch voice coil. This speaker is loud and produces serious vintage tone. Probably the loudest small amp on the market, the Harp Train 10 also features a LINE OUT jack to run the amp through a PA.
The rectifier is solid state, which reduces heat and improves the amplifier’s response over a vacuum tube rectifier. The preamp and power tubes are Sovtek and are included in the warranty. This amp does not have an over sized output transformer like other harp amps. Why you may ask? Take a look at any vintage amp and you will see an output transformer designed for the load and not over designed. The output transformer is a critical component to the tone the amp produces and our transformer is selected to optimize vintage tone. Controls are simple, LOUDNESS and BALLS, or you could say volume and boost.
Although this is a small and inexpensive amplifier, don’t think this amp is just for beginners. The tone produced by the Harp Train 10 is studio quality; and using the LINE OUT feature into a PA you can play any venue. The Harp Train 10 is not an amp you will outgrow. This amp is affordable enough to buy two, and by using the Lone Wolf Terminator pedal to split the signal, you can produce stereo sound on stage and double your projected sound.
This amp is designed by Randy Landry of Lone Wolf Blues Co, USA, with production collaboration from Peter Blyth of Harmonicas Direct, England and manufactured in China.
We could have produced another hand-wired boutique amp or a hybrid; i.e., have it built in China and assembled in the US, but that would have defeated one of our primary goals: to offer an affordable harp amp for everyone.
Harmonicas Direct will ship the Harp Train 10 to most European countries and The Lone Wolf Blues Company will ship within USA, Asia and Australia.
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