Welcome to the Harp-L archives project.

These pages represent about 111,000 messages dating from 1992 to 2002. You can browse the archives or read about the technical details as to how the archive engine works.

You can also read Harp-L messages after 2003 at Harp-L.com


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Please note that messages in this archive can be over 20 years old. Most of the contributers have moved on or changed email addresses and for the most part cannot be contacted.


Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

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

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.

Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul

Silvertone 1448 Amp in case Rare Used Electric Guitar w/H・Case From Japan F/S

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1960's Single Fisher 12'' Speaker For Sears Silvertone Amp Amplifier Model 1482.

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SILVERTONE TWIN TWELVE Vintage Tube Guitar Amplifier

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Silvertone Black Amp Smarts 3s

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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 JT30.com 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 Harpamps.com 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


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