Jake, of “Jake Knows Harmonica” is one of the most well known sources online for harmonica gear reviews, harps and related harp equipment demos. I’ve been wanting to get my Harp Wah in Jake’s hands for him to try for quite some time now, and finally we connected on this. If you enjoy learning about, […]
Review: Harp Wah™ Harmonica World Magazine (UK) by Neil Warren April, 2018 Canadian harp player, Roly Platt, has developed the Harp Wah, a mute/resonator accessory based on the diatonic harmonica trick of playing into a glass. This produces a pronounced wah sound. The glass trick has long been a gimmick to pull out for a […]
“The Harp Wah is a cool, expressive tool for acoustic harp players, with a learning curve near zero.” – Richard Hunter
“The ‘Harp Wah’ is great Idea for the Harmonica. It is really a great invention and a beautiful device!“ – Marko Balland
“This is cool.” – Jason Ricci
Rayne Donkers Demos his techniques using a Chromatic harp!! Canadian Rayne Donkers has managed to use this cupping technique with his Chromatic and the Harp Wah Although the Harp Wah was specifically designed for the diatonic, perhaps there’s a way to use a Chromatic – to some degree at least.
Didgeridoo Harmonica Using Roly Platt’s Harp Wah with a Seydel 1947 in Low Low E
“I was skeptical because I really love hand-wahs and using cups and glasses to get wah sounds, but this is a different beast with its own rich tone and definitely a valuable addition to the harp player’s toolkit. Nice one Roly!” – Liam Ward
Check out the amazing tones Paul Lassey is getting here (and he’s just getting used to the Harp Wah he told me!)
USA great, JD Taylor shows how, in a traditional blues style, he can use the Harp Wah to create resonator/cupping effects that go far beyond regular hand cupping techniques.
What a Wonderful Adaptation!
I always wanted to find a way to get the “wah” sound with a mug but got discouraged. This really makes it easy. Thank you!
“I was skeptical … but this is a different beast with its own rich tone.
Definitely a valuable addition to the harp player’s toolkit.
Nice one Roly!”
“The Harp Wah is a cool, expressive tool for acoustic harp players, with a learning curve near zero.”
Richard HunterBest-Selling Harmonica Method Author – US Session Player
A great investment!
It (the Harp Wah) arrived this morning and it is brilliant, everything promised and more. It adds a lovely tone to the playing, much better than cupped hands. I would certainly recommend everyone to get one, a great investment.
Sounds Like a Trumpet Mute…
“Very much sounds like a trumpet mute… produces very crisp wah-wahs when you want.”
“Best harmonica innovation in a long time.
It takes harp “muting” possibilities to a new level. Thanks, Roly!”
Do you need to practice harp at a lower volume?
I live in an apartment and use the Harp Wah to play quietly in the evening. It works!
Ken BrightmanHarp Wah User
“This is THE sound I’ve been looking for in a cup style wah.”
I just received my Harp Wah, and I already love it!
It’s waaaay more comfortable to use than a coffee or tea cup, plus it’s much easier to direct the sound into a mic. I look forward to recording with it.
Todd ParrottUS Top Gospel/Country/Blues
As a Female Player…
As a female harmonica player with small hands, I found the Harp Wah very similar to the grip for holding a microphone and I did not need to use the grip tape provided.
Love it love it….love it. Cant say enough about it.
Judy KotylakCanadian Harp Player
“It’s just perfect. Fantastic sound and very expressive!”
It’s the best wah sound effect I’ve ever tried – beautifully designed and easy to hold in your hand.
Mathieu Pequeriau (The Celtic Social Club)Harmonica Player: The Celtic Social Club (France)
“On tour, I use the Harp Wah.
It’s just a great muted effect for harmonica! A great invention and a beautiful device!”
Marko BallandFrance's great
“Everyone loves it!”
“In my Intermediate Harmonica Course at Niagara College, I include the Harp Wah as part of my gear seminar.”
Max HillierMusic Instructor - Niagara College
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