harp train 10



The Harp Train 10 was inspired by a desire to offer a true harp amp for the masses, an affordable amplifier that is voiced for harp and provides the gritty, compressed tone harp player's love. At the heart of the amplifier is the BALLS circuit, a truly unique circuit not found in any other amplifier. This circuit replaces a traditional tone circuit, providing a boost to the bass and lower midrange frequencies. The increase in this frequency spectrum allows for the balancing of frequencies within the spectrum of the harmonica; you can have the bottom fatness you desire without limiting your tonal range.

The first stage of the 12AX7 preamp tube drives the BALLS circuit and the second stage drives the 6L6 power tube set to 10 watts. The power section drives the proprietary 10-inch speaker with a 20-ounce magnet and a 1 -inch voice coil. This speaker is loud and produces serious vintage tone. Probably the loudest small amp on the market, the Harp Train 10 also features a LINE OUT jack to run the amp through a PA.

The rectifier is solid state, which reduces heat and improves the amplifier's response over a vacuum tube rectifier. The preamp and power tubes are Ruby (optional upgrade tubes are JJ) and are included in the warranty. This amp does not have an oversized output transformer like other harp amps. Why you may ask? Take a look at any vintage amp, and you will see an output transformer designed for the load and not overdesigned. The output transformer is a critical component to the tone the amp produces, and our transformer is selected to optimize vintage tone. Controls are simple, LOUDNESS and BALLS, or you could say volume and boost.

Although this is a small and inexpensive amplifier, do not think for a minute this amp is just for beginners. The tone produced by the Harp Train 10 is studio quality; and using the LINE OUT feature into a PA, you can play any venue. The Harp Train 10 is not an amp you will outgrow. This amp is affordable enough to buy two, and by using The Terminator to split the signal, you can produce stereo sound on stage and double your projected sound. The amp weighs 22 lb and measures 10" deep, 15" wide, and 15" tall.

Truly a unique harp amp, it provides a punchy, fat, vintage tone while being the most affordable harp-specific amplifier on the market. The Harp Train 10 is made in China and backed by the best warranty on the market, covering parts and labor for 1 year. In addition to our industry-leading warranty, you also receive a 14-day 100%-satisfaction guarantee. The amplifer is designed by Randy Landry of Lone Wolf Blues Co and production is in partnership with Peter Blyth of Harmonicas Direct. All European interest in Harp Train amplifiers should be directed to Peter, Peter can be reached by email or visit the Harmonicas Direct web site.

Shipping will be UPS Ground, shipping size is: Weight 26 lb, Depth 16", Width 23", Height 19" (measurements of the box, not the actual amp itself). We ship from Zip Code 70403 and you can calculate shipping here.

10 Watts of Fat 6L6 Overdriven Tone
Single Ended Class A Design
Improved Feedback Reduction
BALLS Circuit
Line Out Jack
PCB Design to Reduce Cost
Voiced for Harmonica
Preamp Gain Set for Harmonica
Solid State Rectifier
10" Speaker by Lone Wolf Blues Co
Plywood Cabinet
Optional Tube Upgrade for $35
Dust Cover Included

We offer an industry leading 1 Year parts and labor warranty on manufacturing defects and part failure.

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Interview with Johnny Sansone and Randy Landry on the Harp Train 10, Johnny Sansone's web site

Ian Collard straight into the amp, no effects, Ian Collard's web site

Marko Balland shows the amp has tone and punch at low volume, Marko Balland's web site

Deak Harp demo's the Harp Train 10 using a Bulletini microphone.
Deak's Mississippi Saxaphones and Blues Emporium located at 13 3rd Street, Clarksdale MS., carries a full line of Lone Wolf Blues Co products.

Harp Train 10 vs. Premier 50
Mats Rosen provides some insight on how the Harp Train 10 compares to a vintage classic.


Johnny Sansone writes:
"It kicked ass the entire show!!! The tone and volume were perfection on this trio gig. Thanks, 'you win hands down'"

Ian Collard writes:
"Even with very light playing I had no trouble getting the big fat greasy tone that I love, this is not just another variation on a fender champ, the Harp Train will be my go-to amp for recording and small gigs."

Marko Balland writes:
"Here is a brief account of the masterclass with Harp Train. This is a great amp, it's big and especially lively for small a club. I played with the BALLS circuit of the amp and it is very very good; Randy, it is a complete success. This amp is like a small Bassman, it has a real clear sound and a sound that saturates gradually."

Kim White writes:
"First off, a bit about me, I have been playing harmonica since 1971, I have over 90 mics and appx 22 amps from vintage 40's to a few newer ones, So I have a bit of experience. I gave the Harp Train a thorough run for its money and Oh My, This amp is hands down a WINNER!! Diatonic harp I used was a seydel 1847 SS reed in Bb, Chromatic was a Hohner CBH 2016. Mics I used were, two shures, one a 1952 black label CR and a 1961 CM. Those 2 were by far the grittiest as that is their character, two Vintage Turner dynamics, of which both sounded great through the HT, Bit cleaner than the shures with a nice bit of grittiness, yet with a semi hollow smooth aspect. Couple of vintage astatic crystals which both had a very hollow wood like sound, 1970's shure ceramics were quite similar to the crystals, Kent mic with original AIWA crystal gave it a Big sound, Sonotone Voice of Music mic was quite like the shure ceramics.With each mic. and both harps, each note came through at pretty much the same volume, so no variation there at all. Now all that was straight into the amp, balls circuit all the way up, yet I also, earlier played with that circuit and it does change how the amp reacts in a very good way, from relatively clean to a very nice overdrive, but not overkill. This amp also is not a champ clone yet has its own voice which I found cuts through real well. Prior to that testing of the HT, I do have some LWBC pedals and yeah man, had to check them. First I used the harp break, with the gain on it down as I use that pedal more for the Bass boost and it sounded great, gave it a lot more bottom end, then I checked the Harp Octave, and again OH MY, I loved what it did.So there is my review of this new line and I heartily recommend it to anyone thinking about getting a small, yet very powerful amp."
-Regards, Kim White

Ben McMorris writes:
"I got my harp train amp today...all I can say is wow! You've nailed it it's an absolute tone machine...I have a 1-15 30 watt peavy delta blues that I gig can't touch the tone you have with this amp....great job... Thanks for making something that is everything that you claimed it to be.."
-Cheers... Ben McMorris...

Jarred Goldweber writes:
"I am playing through a Harptrain 10 and I absolutely love the sound I get out of that amp and have never been so comfortable playing in any club with such a small amplifier. I can confidently say that the Harptrain is my sound. I use a regular Sennheiser e835 microphone through the Harptrain 10 and it is everything and anything that I have been looking for in a harmonica amp. Everything is there; Tone, volume, grit, clean, no hum, stylish, compact, and for a great price (which is important for a full time college student)."
Jarred Goldweber

Johnny Sansone AB's the Harp Train 10 with vintage amps, Johnny Sansone's web site

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