Who Likes The Harp Wah? I Do!
What, that’s not enough??
OK, OK. Here’s what some other folks are saying about this unique harmonica cupping device.
Reviews / Demos By Top International Players:
Liam Ward (UK)
Marko Balland (France)
Jason Ricci (US)
Sandy Weltman (US)
Todd Parrott (US)
Paul Lassey (France)
Richard Hunter (US)
Richard Gjems (Norway)
Boris Plotnikov (Russia)
Mathieu Pequeriau: (The Celtic Social Club)
Stéphane Laidet (France)
Kiersi Joli (US)
“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
Liam is an award-winning, leading UK player, instructor & founder of the hugely popular: LearnTheHarmonica.com.
• Winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year
• A regular contributor to Blues Matters magazine
• National Harmonica League’s Harmonica World magazine
“On stage I use the Harp Wah.” It’s just a great muted effect for harmonica! A great invention and a beautiful device!”Marko Balland
France’s versatile harmonica great Marko Balland on his European tour with his Harp Wah.
Ground-breaking US harp great.
Winner of The Prestigious: “Bernie Bray Player of the Year Award” (SPAH 2017)
Multiple Blues Music Award Nominations
Jason’s “First look” at his Harp Wah
“If harmonica was all he played, he’d still be a monster.”
Sandy is an incredibly versatile, high-level musician. If harmonica was all he played, he’d still be a monster, but incredibly, his talent extends beyond that, to Ukulele and Banjo as well. He is also a renowned instructor.
Numerous awards and international recognition in the World Harmonica Competitions
www.sandyweltmanmusic.comHey There Facebook Folks and Friends- Here it is, last post for 2017. This is my harmonica version of Auld Lang Syne. To add a little color into the mix, I’m also using my brand new harp mute designed and produced by my friend Roly Platt. Roly is a killer harmonica player and has come up with this brand new mute that I just got it in the mail yesterday and absolutely love it ( www.HarmonicaMute.com). I’ll be doing a future video dedicated to reviewing it more fully, but for now just enjoy the sounds. Have a safe happy and healthy New Year and many blessings to you for 2018.
Posted by Sandy Weltman on Friday, December 29, 2017
“I just received my Harp Wah, and I already love it! This is THE sound I’ve been looking for in a cup style wah. 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 Parrott
This quote by harp master Buddy Green says it all on Todd’s playing….
“He’s got it all: great chops, killer tone, speed, finesse, and impeccable taste. Todd Parrott is one of the freshest, most innovative and proficient harp players I know.”
– Buddy Green
Paul is a gifted and versatile French harp player and world-renowned instructor.
Check out the awesome effects Paul is getting here:
A French harpist (from Lorraine – France).
As a professional musician since 1998, he has turned his harmonica playing career into teaching.
The harmonica-dedicated websites he administrates are widely popular.
As http://www.apprendrelharmonica-leblog.com blog webmaster , he regularly organizes France-wide sessions, and gives lessons at his home, or to students all around the globe via Internet.
Paul plays BRODUR Harmonicas.
” Wicked. It really is a “wah” in the sense that it acts like a resonant filter. It’s also a perfect tool for acoustic harp players to make Leslie speaker sounds. The Harp Wah is a cool, expressive tool… with a learning curve near zero.”Richard Hunter
Richard is a first-call studio harmonica player in the US.
Author of the Jazz Harp, the world’s Best-Selling method for Jazz and Rock Harmonica.
#28 on Harmonica.com’s list of “the top 100 harmonica players to ever walk the planet.”
“Best harmonica innovation in a long time. It takes harp “muting” possibilities to a new level. Thanks, Roly!”Richard Gjems
Richard is a leading Norwegian harmonica player – specializing in acoustic blues, folk and jazz. He is also a cultural historian, music archivist and currently head of the Music Section at the National Library in Norway and writes his own column on blues literature in the Norwegian magazine Blues News.
Russia’s progressive Harp man Boris Plotnikov has played with dozens of Russian and international stars and opened the first Russian Harmonica class at the Tchaikovsky Music School in Yekaterinburg.
Styles: blues, bluegrass, jazz, funk, traditional Brazilian music, avant-garde. Recently more modern sounds and grooves of hip-hop, trip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, trap and grime.
Mathieu Pequeriau: (The Celtic Social Club)
“This is a great creation!! Fantastic sound – just perfect. 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
The Celtic Social Club is a contemporary adaptation of traditional Celtic tunes, which strikes a perfect and energetic balance between tradition, rock, music, reggae, dubstep, and hip-hop. Their repertoire is a fresh take on ancient Celtic melodies from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Asturias.
“Thank you Roly! I received the Harp Wah. It is really very good!! It sounds great and is very expressive. I thought it would be of some interest to do a video that shows the versatility of your invention with this Hip Hop jam.“Stéphane Laidet
Stéphane Laidet is one of those extremely creative harmonica players who cross many genre lines – from traditional, to hip-hop.
“I LOVE the Harp Wah! I tried Sandy Weltman’s Wah and it worked for me too! Thank you Roly! “Kiersi Joli
10 year old Kiersi is a little treasure. I was fortunate to have been introduced to her while discussing the Harp Wah with master player Sandy Weltman – Kiersi’s mentor and instructor.
Kiersi Joli’s Facebook Page:
Kiersi started playing harmonica at age 6 and already, with only these early years under her harmonica belt, is comfortably navigating the harp, uses overblows and is expressing genuine soul in her playing and singing. Pay attention folks, Kiersi will be a force to be reckoned with as she matures.
I am now a fan for sure.
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!”
“On stage 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
“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 HunterUS Session Player & Best-Selling Harmonica Method Author
“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
“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)
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!
As a Female Harp 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
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