From: steven.rousse~mail.amdahl.com
Date: Thursday, 23 November 1995 11:13 ET
Subject: Honner Blues Blaster durability

Last night Sugar Blue was playing at the Cafe Campus in Montreal.
Sugar uses a Blues Blaster thru a small Mesa Boogie. At one point
during the first set, he reached for a harp (Special 20) lying on his amp
and sent his mic flying. The B.B. went up about 3 feet then down 8 feet
with a loud thud. He picked it up, started to play and the mic sounded fine.
My own B.B. has taken several quick trips from my hands to the
cement basement floor when I accidently step on the mic wire. Haven't
had and crystal problems yet but the paint is missing a few chips.
Steve


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