HARP EFFECT PEDALS
- Harp Attack
- Harp Break
- Harp Delay
- Harp V2 Delay
- Harp Frontman
- Harp Octave
- Harp Reverb
- Harp Shield
- Harp Tone+
- Flat Cat
HARP AMP PROJECTS
LONE WOLF BLUES COMPANY
EFFECT PEDALS AND AMPLIFIERS DESIGNED FOR HARP
HERE IS OUR LINE-UP OF HARP PEDALS
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Lone Wolf Blues Company is proud to offer a quality line of effect pedals designed specifically for the harp player. Our pedals feature the absolute best tone production with no loss or negative effect to your original tone. The all-original HARP DELAY® is an awesome delay pedal that adds a range of echo from the tiled room effect to a slap-back to a distancing echo; the echo is lightly filtered to produce a rich, dark tone. The HARP V2 DELAY® passes an uneffected dry signal and adds an unfiltered echo effect to produce an unchanged tone for your highs as well as your lows. The HARP ATTACK® is designed around a subminiature pentode tube that produces Bassman-like tone. The HARP BREAK® is an effect pedal that produces a tube-like distortion and has a BASS BOOST for an awesome fat tone. The HARP OCTAVE® is a cool pedal that produces a raspy tone with a rich midrange that really cuts through a mix. The HARP TONE+ has an outboard two band equalizer and volume control to fatten tone, add or lower volume, and trim highs; it can also add up to 20db of low end tone. The HARP SHIELD® is an anti-feedback pedal that utilizes noisegate technology, which mutes the microphone to eliminate feedback. The FLAT CAT® is our Jason Ricci signature pedal; it is an optical compressor producing a clean and compressed tone to balance your frequency range and provide a more articulate tone. The HARP REVERB features a tone adjustable spring reverb effect that sets this pedal apart, not only from other reverb effects but also actual reverb tanks. The HARP FRONTMAN is a DI pedal for low impedance microphones with an effects loop. The TERMINATOR is a 10 Meg FET Buffer with 2 isolated amplifier outputs. The 10 Meg buffer circuit is ideal for crystal mic elements and more than adequate for all other high impedance elements like CM elements. The amplifier outputs are isolated to prevent crossover noise and hum. These are the only effect pedals on the market designed specifically for harp.
CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE - "Hi Randy, I sure love the new Harp Attack. I had been using the Harp Tone+ whenever I had time to be in Cyndi Lauper's band, but recently I joined her in Boston for a show and got to use the Harp Attack and it was a BIG HIT"
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WE GET EMAIL - "Hi Randy, Yesterday I received my Harp Octave pedal, and I just wanted to thank you. It's my 4th Lone Wolf Blues pedal and I just cant say enough about them! I play through a '59 Bassman clone that was built specifically for harp, so my tone starts off sounding pretty damn good. I started off with the Harp Break to add a little more "chunk" to my sound (especially when playing at a lower volume) it fit the amp beautifully! (It also goes with me when I take a small Fender Pro Junior for an open mic, or very small venue) next I bought the Harp Shield. I find that I don't always need it, but it's like having feedback insurance on my harp rig. (better to have it and not need it, than not have it and need it) Then I found that a few of better jam sessions in my area didn't even have the room for a small harp amp, so I played through a friends harp attack into my H&K RedBox DI, and couldnt believe the tone! Other than losing some stage presence by not having an amp, I was really impressed. (ordered mine the very next day) I'm really diggin' my new Harp Octave, and can't wait to use it at a gig! Thanks again for the great products! I think the next one on my "need" list is one of the delays. I have been using a Delta Labs Digital delay, and while it works ok, I find the tone to be a bit "thin".
P.S. i've let several guys "test drive" the pedals at different open stage events, and they're always impressed. I have also passed along your website info at gigs to a few people asking me about my gear or tone. Chuck"
HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED
Born out of a love for the blues and a lifetime desire to be able to play music, I began learning blues harp. And anyone who has ever played harp knows that as a natural part of the process, you will become interested in vintage tube amps. Being an electronics tech by trade (30 yrs exp.) and having began my electronics education by studying vacuum tube amplification in ancient times passed, I purchased some test equipment, obtained a Silvertone 1482 in disrepair, and started restoration.
I enjoyed the process so much that I began a quest to build the perfect tube amp designed specifically for blues harp. I purchased an old tube stereo chassis and built a test bed to mock-up and to test my designs. The blues harp player is unique in that he typically uses a microphone connected to a guitar amp that has too much gain for a mic, which causes feedback issues, and if that isn't bad enough the frequency response is too high. I have worked extensively to engineer a preamp that overcomes these problems and to match it to a final stage, giving the harp player the tone and range in distortion that they love.
Returning to my roots in electronics has been very rewarding. Over the last few years I have re-educated myself in the world of vacuum tubes, reading tons of technical material and designing amps as well as filtering out fact from myth. For those interested, the technical writings of Norman Crowhurst are about the best you can find, filled with facts and explanations in common sense audio amp design.
Looking for a new project, I decided to build a delay pedal designed for harp. I did my due diligence, as they say, and created the HARP DELAY®. I mentioned the delay on a forum, where Ryan Hartt expressed interest. I sent Ryan the delay, and he loved it. I then decided to try building a few and offering them to the harp community, and it has grown from there.
Next came requests for guitar versions of my pedals. Several guitarists had tried the harp players' pedals and had really liked the tone, so they contacted me about guitar versions. I made a few, and after a while I decided to go ahead with production on three versions.
I want to offer thanks and recognition to all of the great people on the internet who share their work and knowledge regarding blues harp, harp amps, and tube amplification in general. There are links throughout this website to some of the great sites whose resourses I found helpful.
INTERNATIONAL RETAILERS OFFERING LWBC PRODUCTS
UNITED KINGDOM - Harmonicas Direct, The UK's premier harmonica retailer, established in 1994.
ITALY - Harp Elite, Harp Elite knows what harp players want.
AUSTRALIA - Harp Attack Harmonica, Australia's renowned harmonica teacher and Lone Wolf retailer, Brad Capper.
New Zealand - Pedal Shack, offering handmade boutique effects pedals.
BRAZIL - Harmonica Master, Harmonica Master is the number one retail outlet for harmonica gear in Brazil.
FRANCE - Bonnaventure Harmonicas, your online shop dedicated to the small world of the ruin-chops.
NETHERLANDS - Fox Amps, Specialing in building, modding and repairing harp amps and now offering LWBC pedals.
SWEDEN - Fatharp.com, Specialing in customized harmonicas and your supplier for Seydel and Lone Wolf Blues Co products.
GERMANY - Musik Schlaile, Germany's complete music source now stocks Lone Wolf Blues Company effect pedals.
JAPAN - LEP International, now stocks Lone Wolf Blues Company effect pedals.
Christell Berthon: The most viewed harp player on YouTube shows off her new pedal board.
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