Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp 889406862395

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The Hoodoo Box is a 5W, Class A, hand-wired tube amp combo designed especially for harmonica players. Built from the ground up to produce the fat, distorted tones that are the cornerstone of the elect... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Hoodoo Box is a 5W, Class A, hand-wired tube amp combo designed especially for harmonica players. Built from the ground up to produce the fat, distorted tones that are the cornerstone of the electric blues harp sound, it is equipped with a single EL84 power tube and a 12 AX7 plus 12 AU7 tube complement in the preamp stage. Its classic spring reverb will add drama and air to your performances while the Celestion Super 8 8" speaker is especially suited to reproduce the entire range of harp tones. The XLR direct output can be used for recording or as a send to the front of house PA.

The Tone control helps you dial in the right sound with a range that goes from Dark to Bright to Scooped, the latter setting giving you a flat-out, heavily distorted sound. The Hoodoo Box will bring out the best in your harp technique as well as your mics. From growls and soulful wailing to dynamic virtuosity, the Hoodoo Box will bring these sounds and more to your harmonica playing.

The roadworthy Hoodoo Box cabinet features classic styling with rugged Tolex covering, white piping, and special Hohner grille cosmetics.

Features
  • Hand-wired 5W Class A amp designed specifically for harmonica
  • EL84 power tube
  • 1 - 12AX3 preamp tube
  • 1 - 12AU7 preamp tube
  • Celestion Super 8 - 8" speaker
  • Spring reverb
  • Gain, Tone, Volume, and Reverb knobs
  • Roadworthy cabinet covered in Tolex
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 15-1/2"W x 13-1/2"H x 8"D
    Weight: 19lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on concertinas.
2 year warranty on microphones.
Contact manufacturer for harmonica warranty information.


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HohnerHoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

hoodoo box 1

I am a gig musician with several amps. I wanted a reasonably priced tube amp that was easy to transport and had PA capabilities. The hoodoo box was well packed (double boxed) and...Read complete review

I am a gig musician with several amps. I wanted a reasonably priced tube amp that was easy to transport and had PA capabilities. The hoodoo box was well packed (double boxed) and in perfect condition when received. I currently have about 35 hours of break-in on the amp, and it gets better with time. I use a Behringer UB802 powered mixer for a strnad shp10v mic' and a Shure sm58 mic'. The mixer allows me to apply additional gain to both mic's. The amp overdrives very well with this set-up. I recently used this configuration in a studio setting with the amp output cable plugged into the PA system with excellent results. I would recommend this versatile tube amp to any harp player serious about how they sound in various venues.

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Don't Do It !!!!

What a piece of ! I was hoping to get a harp only amp that would embellish/honk give some growl that my guitar amps of same size could deliver before feedback...did not...Read complete review

What a piece of ! I was hoping to get a harp only amp that would embellish/honk give some growl that my guitar amps of same size could deliver before feedback...did not happen! Green Bullet/Astatic JT-30 RH both sound thin..better off playin threw the P.A.Very dissappointed

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Amp.

By littlejohn

from Moscow, Idaho.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

    This is certainly the best amplifier for harmonicas I have seen on the market. The quality and workmanship of the cabinet is top shelf. The amplifier I received works extremely well.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    finally here

    By DAVID

    from Peoria Illinois

    Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

    The hoodoo is what the accomplished harp player has been waiting for.Iv'e been told to change the pre-amp tubes in a guitar amp to get that chicago Fat blues sound Hohner did it for me. Thanks hohner!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Small But Not Mighty

    By Doogie

    from Bailey, Co.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

        It has to be pushed to the point of feed back to be heard. As a monitor during live performance..can't be heard. The Sound Guy likes the feed to him.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Performance didn't match cool retro look

        By MC Harpenheimer

        from Ocala, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Looks Well Made
        • Quality Craftsmanship

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Not Enough Gain

        Best Uses

        • Possibly For Recording

        Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

        This little amp looked great, but I could not get the gain level I wanted without unpleasant distortion, regardless of the control setting combinations used.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Don't Do It !!!!

        By Jethro

        from Davie Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            What a piece of ! I was hoping to get a harp only amp that would embellish/honk give some growl that my guitar amps of same size could deliver before feedback...did not happen! Green Bullet/Astatic JT-30 RH both sound thin..better off playin threw the P.A.Very dissappointed

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little amp

            By FRETWERX-76VQ8

            from penfield ny

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            I bought one of these that had been badly damaged in shipping and didn't even power up, I repaired it and substituted a 12ax7 for the 12au7 to use it as a guitar amp. I was pleasantly surprised how good this amp sounds at this price point. Bottom line this amp is a total winner for guitar and/or harp!!!!

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            @texharp

            By @texharp

            from West Texas

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            I've been playing with this for the last 2 years gigging almost every weekend. The only thing that has broken is the Hohner name plate fell off along the way. I'm living fine without the name on the front. This has been a great beginners to intermediate amp for harp players because it has a "ready made" harp player tone control knob, it's compact, the power chord can be replaced by any computer power chord, the line out makes up for it's small stage volume or you can mic it, it's very very sturdy, and it doesn't look half bad. The cons i've come across are it's low overall volume capabilities, there is only that "tone" knob a volume and a gain, and the face plate may fall off. Eventually I'll probably move on to a larger amp, but only because I want something louder and something with more knob choices.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hoodoo fun

            By bluesberry

            from New England

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            I use the Hoodoo for practice and gigs and I have been very happy with it. This amp adds some great tones to the average players' chops. If you have been looking for an amp with some cool blues sounds, I recommend the hoodoo. The amp is small and can't compete on its own with wailing guitars, but the line out allows you to feed the mains. Very solid construction and it looks great too.

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Review

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            I purchased the hoodoo box to use it with an electric guitar. I switched one of the tubes to a tungsol 12AX7. After the switch the amp sounds much better (for guitar). I can only compare it with kustom tube 12a, roland microcube and the entry level solid state fender amps: the hoodoo box sounds better than those. The eq/tone settings are designed for harmonica so it takes some tweaking to avoid a "boxy" sound. The spring reverb sounds good.

            (32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            hoodoo box 1

            By Bob -N3fgB

            from southwest

            Comments about Hohner Hoodoo Box 5W Harmonica Tube Amp:

            I am a gig musician with several amps. I wanted a reasonably priced tube amp that was easy to transport and had PA capabilities. The hoodoo box was well packed (double boxed) and in perfect condition when received. I currently have about 35 hours of break-in on the amp, and it gets better with time. I use a Behringer UB802 powered mixer for a strnad shp10v mic' and a Shure sm58 mic'. The mixer allows me to apply additional gain to both mic's. The amp overdrives very well with this set-up. I recently used this configuration in a studio setting with the amp output cable plugged into the PA system with excellent results. I would recommend this versatile tube amp to any harp player serious about how they sound in various venues.

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