Saratoga Springs Guitar Show

I took a few pictures at the Saratoga Springs Guitar show on 3/29/2002. It's a 3 hour drive to this little show, but I always find lots of nice bargains. Here are some cool amps and a mic.

These are a Harmony 415 on the left with two brown 12" Jensens. It sounded great at only $125 and on the right was an old Ampeg with the tweed style layout. It had an arcing tube - probably a bad filter cap. At $125 it was a bargain in spite of the lousy re-tolex. If I was working I would have bought both. As it was, I spent $160 at this table.

This is the same table. These are two $49 Silvertones.

Here is an nice condition 1482 tucked away in the corner for $149.

I don't remember seeing this brand before, but the grill cloth is Magnatone all the way. It had two 6V6's in it for just $100.

An EV with stand for $75. They wouldn't come down to my personal limit of $35 a mic so I left it.

A Premier model 90 at the outrageous price of $250. I left it where I found it.

Very cool, very clean National Valco with 2 6V6's. $300

This Fender Princeton was brought in by a walk-in who sold it to a dealer for $500. It was too clean to be real. The tolex was new but I don't know what else was "off".

Below are a couple of panorama shots.




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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