I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned Lone Wolf pedals that are designed with the needs of the harp player in mind at lwharpamps and I just mentioned Stephen Schneider in the previous post (and several times throughout the blog). Stephen has been putting Lone Wolf Randy's pedals through real world stage tests and they have all met with his stamp of approval. The Lone Wolf Harp Attack pedal is designed to be able to plug directly into the p.a. (similar to the Harp Commmander) and get a decent amped up sound going on. Those who have bought this pedal have been impressed with its capabilities. Here is a vid of Stephen in Harp Attack action playing with Bobby Mack at Antone's during the SXSW. There was very little set up time and the sound man hadn't EQ'd his input initially when they took flight, but with his confidence in the pedal (and his playing), he was able to travel light and plug in and go. Sounds as good as an amplifier to me up there.
Stephen turned me on to Bobby Mack recently and let me tell you something. The man can SING the blues as well as any white man that I've heard. Darned fine guitarist, too. Shame is, I can remember see Bobby Mack's name featured at various club gigs back in the day and never checked him out before and then he sort of retire for awhile, but is back gettin' it. I will have to catch up with what he's doing out there. Anyway--Check out them pedals.
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