Rackit!™ Harmonica Microphones by BlowsMeAway This Is The Old Version And Does Not Include the Mic. Includes Free USA Shipping
Rackit! only, no mic $85
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This is the first edition of Greg's Rackit
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“At last! Big-time blues harp amplification for rack players!
This is going to be a game changer.” --Jon Gindick
Jon Gindick is an American best-selling musical instruction author. His books, CDs, and videos on playing the blues harmonica have sold over 2,000,000 copies.
He owns and operates Blues Harmonica Jam Camp, a 5-day blues harmonica retreat for players of all levels in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Ventura, Califoria.
Most players know that cupping a harmonica microphone fattens your acoustic and especially your amplified tone. Unfortunately this is impossible for people whose hands are busy doing something else – like playing guitar, or for people with disabilities that prevent them from cupping a traditional mic. Rackit! cups the mic for you! And the built-in Bulletini™ mic has already earned high praise from beginners to pros. You get world class tone, hands-free!
- Stunning tone!
- 3 Tone Modes: “Huge”, “Fat” and “Bright” - Switch easily between them during performance
- Fits most popular 10-hole harmonicas*
- Fits most popular racks*
- 3D printed, soft and flexible material won't harm your harps
- Incorporates the legendary Bulletini™ microphone
- Switch harps easily and quickly
- Wired or Wireless operation
- Allows a deeper embouchure than some racks permit (more harp in your mouth)
- Use amplified or acoustic, in a rack or hand held
- Light weight, low profile - see your guitar's neck!
- Configurable for left- or right handed operation
*See list below
In this photo, Jon is playing with the tone control end cap removed - for "bright" mode.
Don't believe it? Listen to these pros! You've never heard harp in a rack like this!
TJ Klay is an extremely talented musician dividing his time between Nashville, TN and San Diego, CA.
“I have been chasing an amplified rack tone set-up for years. Rackit! is the answer to my prayers! Even in a low volume acoustic setting you'll get a Big, Fat,BossHarp sound.”
In this video, TJ is running through a Lone Wolf Blues Harp Attack pedal into a 1965 pre-CBS Fender black face Princeton Reverb.
Juzzie Smith is a marvelous multi-instrumentalist juggling rack player and street performer from Australia. His one-man band performance videos on YouTube have millions of views and should not be missed.
Jon Gindick is an American best-selling musical instruction author. His books, CDs, and videos on playing the blues harmonica have sold over 2,000,000 copies. He owns and operates Blues Harmonica Jam Camp, a 5-day blues harmonica retreat for players of all levels in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Ventura, Califoria.
It was Jon's book and accompanying cassette tape, that started me on harmonica eons ago.
Jon loves his Rackit! He says:
“At last! Big-time blues harp amplification for rack players! This is going to be a game changer.”
RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. He began his career in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota an area that has spawned so many famous musicians. RJ cut his teeth with the legends of the Twin Cities’ Blues scene Percy Strother, Mojo Buford, Sonny Rogers, & Lazy Bill Lucas.
RJ is best known for his band work, but loves playing solo shows with a rack, and has confided in BlowsMeAway Productions that such performances are part of his "retirement plan." :)
Harry Harpoon's grandpa taught him how to play harmonicas at an early age. Later, along with his East LA bethren William Clarke, Rod Piazza and Lynwood Slim, Harry was fortunate to come under the tutelage of George Harmonica Smith. Harry has entertained legions of fans as a one man band throughout the Great Basin, from the California's Sierras to Western Colorado where he now resides.
Here's what he says about Rackit!: “Watershed moment the instant I started playing! Start raising sand now!”
Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine says:
“Kia ora folks, Li'l Chuck from New Zealand telling you that if you are serious about playing amplified rack harmonica, then look no further than the Rackit! Trust me - I used the Rackit! at a half dozen shows so far. I reckon Greg has nailed it man! The Rackit! has a heck of a lot more punch than I was previously getting with my Strnad, and I was hearing everything I needed through the Front of house and Monitors. The usability factor matches all my specific requirements. Compared the the Strnad, the output is huge and much fatter. A warm and much bigger sound with a significantly higher volume output” - Davey aka Li’l Chuck, NZ - 8/14/17
As part of Aria award winning Blues trio Collard Greens and Gravy, singer and Harmonica player Ian Collard has established himself as one of Australia’s leading blues artists.
You'll notice Ian has the Rackit!'s End Cap fully removed for a fairly bright tone, and has taken advantage of the Rackit!'s ambidextrous flexibility to move the Bulletini mic to the left side.
How clean does the Rackit! go? A fair question a customer asked recently. I shot this video quick and dirty to answer him.....
More praise for the Rackit! from the pros...
Big Jon Atkinson, perhaps best known as Kim Wilson's guitar player, is a multi-instrumentalist phenom equally at home on harp or guitar. Big Jon says:
“The Rackit! is well designed and is a perfect fit for anyone wanting to fatten up their tone in a rack.”
Jimi Lee is an outstanding entertainer from Austin, TX. Here's what Jimi has to say about the Rackit!:
“Finally someone created a mic for harp in a rack that has great tone, and it's easy to switch harps. BlowsMeAway hit a home run with the Rackit!”
Deak Harp is one of America's best known players for getting huge tone out of his rack harp mic. Deak "rolled his own" with some help from me years ago. Now, hear what Deak has to say about Rackit!:
“Ever since I have been playing harp amped in a rack, folks want me to make them one. I asked Greg way back when I started "can you make one that will work like mine?" Well he did it. We went back and forth on a few things. And now it's just what everyone wants . Easy to change harps. Mine is not . And it has a volume control on it that mine does not. I think it is a great product. For everyone that is looking for big fat tone on a rack, it's a no brainier. If I wasn't so used to mine. I would use the Rackit!. I will sell them in my store, Mississippi Saxophones in Clarksdale.”
Ordering Information: Special SPAH 2017 Introductory Pricing
Rackit! comes in 3 models:
Rackit! - if you already own a Bulletini or Bulletini-VC, you can convert it to a Rackit! You can also use this model, in or out of a rack, to help hold and cup your harp. Players with disabilities can have trouble getting a pleasing, cupped tone from their harmonicas. Rackit! Can be a great help!
Rackit!-B - All of the features of the Rackit!, includes the legendary Bulletini microphone.
Rackit!-BVC - All of the features of the Rackit!, includes the legendary Bulletini-VC microphone with built in volume control.
All Rackit!'s come with removeable tone control end caps. One is solid, the other has a hole allowing "wah" hand effects. When no mic is installed, install the solid plug at one end and the hole plug at the other - the hole plug is for your "wah" hand. When the Bulletini mic is installed, use the solid plug for "Huge" tone. Install the (holed) one for a slightly brigher, but still "Fat" sound with the possiblity of adding hand effects. For the cleanest acoustic tone, remove the end cap entirely.
Specifications: Weight: Rackit! -- 1 oz.
Rackit!-B -- 7 oz.
Rackit!-BVC -- 7.2 oz. Length: Rackit! -- 5”
Rackit!-B -- 6 1/4”
Rackit-BVC -- 6 1/2" Diameter: 1.7” Body Material: 3D Printed Thermoplastic Polyurethane (“TPU”) Mic Material: Cast Zinc Mic Element: “The Heumann Element” - High impedance, dynamic, neodymium magnet, harp-tuned (See the Bulletini page for more information) Mic Connector: Switchcraft 5/8” Screw-on Male
- EastTop 10 Hole
- Hohner Marine Band
- Hohner Special 20
- Hohner Crossover*
- Hohner Golden Melody
- Lee Oskar
- Seydel 1847 (Noble, Classic, Silver, One70))
- Seydel Session, Session Steel
- Seydel Solist Pro (12 Hole), Favorite
- Suzuki Manji & Low Tone
- Suzuki BluesMaster
*The Hohner Crossover has very sharp rear corners that can damage your Rackit! The Rackit! Owner's Manual provides instructions on how to bend the corners slightly to prevent this.
- Hohner HH-01*
- Hohner HH-154*
- Hohner MZ-2010 Flex Rack
- Konig & Meyer*
- Farmer / Seydel Gecko
*These racks may have L-shaped tabs that prevent a harmonica from moving too far rearward. In some cases you can rearrange the rack so these tabs are on the front side – in which case the Rackit! will fit just fine. Otherwise, these tabs must be removed or bent straight to accommodate Rackit! Rackit!. prevents your harps from moving rearward.
**The Farmer Footdrums magnetic racks require installation of an Adapter Kit, sold separately. The kit provides a small steel bar with double-face tape that you mount in the “well” in Rackit!’s lower jaw to attract the magnet.
Need a harp holder to go with your Rackit? Check out the Gecko
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