I am going to purchase an inexpensive Fender amp for practice at home. Either the Champion 20, for $99.00, or the Mustang I V.2 for $119.00. Which would you buy and Why? I will pair the amp with a Shure mic. Thanks for the help!
The fender champion have a distinct sound for the harmonica. Its a good amp to have.
Another good choice would be the fender excelsior.
Any cheap 5-watt tube amp will give you the blues harmonica sound.
I would not recommend the mustang. It dont seem very harp friendly, and all the electronic bell and whisle wont help you get a good sound.
Check out David videos on mics. The new ones are not real good.
I always prefered vintage equipement. My first mic was a 585SA I paid 30$ on ebay. My first amp was the kalamazoo model 2.
i havent used those amps, but i recall a discussion about SS modelling amps with a lot of harp players a year or two ago. The mustang series was generally lauded as a good thing. the preamp voice chips are similiar to those in the XD hybrids. most if not all who had used them recommended as a good choice if going SS