Auburn Guitar Show

The Auburn Guitar show was a nice trip in the rain for 3-1/2 hours, but I scored $100 worth of mics. I am putting a couple on eBay, but the rest go into my personal collection. I got a 1941 Shure Brown Bullet and a 1960 JT-30. I also picked up a Shure 510C with a very hot controlled reluctance element. (They are not for sale).

Here are some pics.

This is an old Premier Twin 12 chassis sitting neglected in the corner.

Hiding under the corner of a table was this nice Premier Model 120.

This clean 1963 120R went for $275.

This Premier model 90 remained unsold with a $300 price tag, but the older two-tone at $225 was out the door before I remembered to get my camera.

This table had some nice old mics and cool amps - prices were a little high for me.

My favorite was this cool old Premier Twin 12 hiding under a table. It remained unsold at $275.


The next show is on Long Island, but the prices there are too rich for my blood. I'll be spending a weekend in Toronto on vacation in June to check out the guitar show there. It's not very big, but the prices are in Canadian dollars which seems to make things cheaper.


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Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

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The JT30 Page Popular links

I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles

Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.

Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


Harp Frequently Asked Questions