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Harp Tone+
Price: $165.00
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Product Description:
ABOUT
The Lone Wolf Harp Tone+ is the answer for: those who want a bassier tone, a fat bottom, more depth; those who want to keep their vintage amp original and unmodded; those who are tired of trying all of the different combinations of tube brands and types; and those who are tired of chasing that silver bullet mod that promises to make their amp a great harp amp. The Harp Tone+ really stands out with tongue blockers, chording, and train rhythm; higher-keyed harps suddenly have depth you have never heard before.

The Harp Tone+ is essentially a 2-band equalizer with a range of 20dB in gain to a reduction of 20dB in level for both bass and treble frequencies. You can increase or decrease your BASS and TREBLE frequencies as well as lower your VOLUME to control feedback or increase your VOLUME if you want a little gain for solos. The Harp Tone+ does not eliminate feedback, but it does help control it. And it has a true bypass. Give yourself more control over your tone by being able to set your BASS, TREBLE, and VOLUME levels more easily with the Harp Tone+.

Why 20dB in gain? The 20dB in gain for bass frequencies is necessary because they are so low in comparison to the mids and the highs that are produced in harps. They are there, but they are at a very low level. This pedal is ideal for increasing bass frequencies in you tone. It is also ideal for amps with no tone control, for increasing volume during solos, for decreasing feedback, and for giving the harp player more control over his tone when playing through a PA.

The Harp Tone+ improves any guitar amp for use with harp. How? By addressing the shortcomings of the guitar amplifier itself: the coupling caps, the excessive preamp gain, and speakers that do not have a good bass response. The Harp Tone+ provides the gain necessary to drive bass frequencies through the low-value coupling capacitors. If feedback is a problem and the amp starts to feedback too early due to the excessive preamp gain found in all guitar amps, then by lowering the VOLUME on the Tone+, you can counter that excessive gain and now turn the amp's volume up to a much higher level where the VOLUME control setting will not be as critical in relation to feedback. Plus, if you have a speaker that is poor on bass response you will now be able to push it harder with higher-level bass frequencies and bring it to life. If you have a vintage amp without tone controls or with an inadequate tone control, you can now have a quality tone control without expensive mods to your amp.

How does the Harp Tone+ make any mic a better mic? This ability is possible by the ultra high input impedance, the gain available in the bass frequency range, and the VOLUME control that helps control feedback or add volume, whichever your needs are.


POWER
The pedal can be powered with a 9V battery or a DC adapter. The DC adapter requirements are a regulated 9V DC with a minimum 100mA output and a 2.1mm x 5.5mm connector with a negative center. The battery is switched OFF when an external power adapter is used, and the "IN" jack acts as the pedal ON/OFF switch. Power adapters for US and EURO customers are sold separately.


FEATURES
  1. BASS control
  2. TREBLE control
  3. VOLUME control
  4. 9V DC input (barrel with a negative center)
  5. True bypass with LED indicator
  6. High impedance input
  7. Reverse polarity protection
  8. 10 year warranty on parts and labor
  9. If not satisfied, return within 60 days, undamaged, for a refund minus 4% cc fee and shipping
 


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The real deal
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Scott Harper (Panama) - January 26th 2018
Have you ever done a blind taste test of several wines (wine labels are covered up) and at the end of the evening it's the cheap wine that beats all the "big names?" That's what this pedal does for tone. Yes, it's tough to beat a Harp Train or Sonny Jr. or many other amps but this simple, little, inexpensive, LIGHT WEIGHT pedal is a great rival. I play directly through the PAs and practice through a monitor. That's as "clean" as you can get. My "tone" is all me and [...read more]
really IS Tone+
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Ricki T () - November 3rd 2010
Bought this specifically for a BJr I've had for several years, during which time I've swapped the pre tubes, done a tone stack mod, and added a Weber 12A125-O speaker w/ harp cap, all of which helped (especially the Weber), but it still had a little of the "guitar" amp edge to it. After dialing in the Tone+, I've really gotten to love this little amp! I'm old, it's light, and now it's got killer tone with my jt-30 w/black cr. It's become my primary amp for small/medium bar gigs Randy w [...read more]
Excellent pedal /Gives you options!!
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Corrin Huddleston (Ct. USA) - August 13th 2010
I have numerous amps and a couple of very powerful boutique amps.Some of the amps I have lack sufficient tone control as they are primarily made for guitar.This pedal allows me to find a much bigger and round sound using a conventional Shure or EV dynamic mike from the 60's or 50's.I have older bullets and shure elements etc.and this really pumps them up but its nice not having to mess with different combinations and just being able to take a standard amp and mike and tune in a very strong punch [...read more]
Magic pedal !
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Philippe Géhanne (Normandy France) - December 20th 2009
Pure magic... This little pedal will turn your mic and amp into the gear you've always been dreaming of... Each note you blow gets warmer, bigger, clearer... And it kills feedback too.
Amazing.
Thanks a lot Randy.
Fat and round!
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Mark Prentice (Dubbo, Australia) - October 14th 2009
I thought my 5f1 champ clone amp gave me a decent amplified tone. When I plugged the tone+ into it, it was like night and day. A rich, fat round tone eminated. It gave me much more control over feedback than I ever had. My amp has two inputs. I now plug my guitar into one and set the amp for the guitar sound I want. I then plug in the tone+ and mic and use it to set my volume and tone for harmonica. It means taking only one amp and using only one spot on the PA that the amp is miced through. Eve [...read more]
HARP TONE PLUS
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Paul Burke Harp Mic Paint 'aka' Harmonica Slim (RIO RANCHO, NM) - April 25th 2009
I PLAY AND GIG WITH A KALAMAZOO II AND A SONNY JR410 AMP. I GOT THE HARP TONE PEDAL A FEW DAYS AGO AND HAD A GIG TONIGHT, IT WAS A SMALL VENUE, SO I BROKE OUT THE LITTLE TONE MONSTER ZOO II AND PLUGGED THE HARP TONE PEDAL IN AND HID IT BEHIND THE AMP, SO MY SECRET WEAPON IS NOT IN SITE, AFTER PLAYING I HAD A FEW COMMENTS ON THE FULL BOTTOM AND GREAT TONE OOZING OUT OF THE AMP I WAS ASKED WHAT ALL WAS DONE TO THE AMP, WHAT KIND OF MIC WAS I PLAYING WITH, WHAT KIND OF HARMONICAS I USED, ONE OTHER [...read more]