Ugly ass amp
I've seen amps made out of old suitcases (cool), gasoline containers (not cool), beer cans, and backpacks, but this is the ugliest of them all. It's made from a PVC sewer pipe T. That's just the image that you want for your harp playing.
Actually, he shape of the six inch "T" is pretty good. There may be a certain odd aesthetic to the amp. I guess the guts would be the telling point on the quality.
You can buy a good IC stereo amp circuit board for about $20 and the T costs around $5. A 6 inch speaker goes for $10 at the electronics hobby sites. Throw in $5 worth of hardware and the thing can't cost much more than $40 before labor. $149 may be too steep, I'm guessing $79.99 is the right price for this. 

 

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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.

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Harp Frequently Asked Questions