Author Archives: Randy Landry

HOW PADS CAN BENEFIT HARP PLAYERS

WHAT IS A PAD? In the electronics world, a “pad” is a circuit that lowers the amplitude of a signal while providing a fixed impedance, or load, in both directions.  There are, of course, other ways to lower signals, such … Continue reading

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Introduction to Studio Harmonica Work, Part 3

An Introduction to Studio Harmonica Part 3 In parts one and two of this series I described what being a studio harmonica player means to me and shared a few insights into performing in the studio environment that I have … Continue reading

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Amp Design Myths and Truths

I would like to address some topics that have been hot on the internet lately, namely, PCB vs. PTP wiring, output transformers and line outs. *More information about technical vocabulary can be found at the bottom.   PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD … Continue reading

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Interview with Konstantin Kolesnichenko

Konstantin Kolesnichenko is a blues harp player from the Ukraine. He recently came out with an album titled “If You Want to See This Blues.” For more information, check out Konstantin’s Facebook page here. We thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Amplifiers for Harmonica

My Philosophy I believe that every amplifier has a character or a natural presence, a tone that is fundamental to the components and the design of the amp. When modding, it is necessary to take a holistic approach with the … Continue reading

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