Instruments

Ben Harper: Guitares et équipements

Ben Harper reconnaît avoir une grande quantité de guitares, ils aiment les collectionner. Pour ces raisons, il est impossible de toutes les lister. Nous vous proposons aujourd’hui un petit aperçu de sa collection et du materiel qu’il utilise sur scène.

Guitares

– Martin Model M38 Acoustic
– Martin 00-18 Acoustic

Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar

– 2005 Martin HD-28VE
– Martin Ben Harper guitar

Martin Special Edition HM Ben Harper Acoustic Guitar with Case Natural

– Asher BEN HARPER SERIES II SIGNATURE MODEL LAP STEEL GUITAR
– Asher guitars (Electro Hawaiian, « Dual Tone » Lap steel)
– Weissenborn guitars (Canopos, Kona)
– Weissenborn Teardrop (circa 1930s)
– Two Style 4 (1925 and 1927) Weissenborns

Goldtone Weissenborn SM Solid Mahogany Top Acoustic Guitar

– Dart guitars (Bowl Back, Hawaiian)
– Maton guitars (custom lap steels, a ECW80 acoustic and a MS 2000 STD electric)
– Cole Clark Guitars (Fat Lady acoustic, Mistress Electric, Violap)
– The Black Lap by Rob Mondell
– 2004 and Custom 2005 National Reso-Phonic
– Model D Western squareneck
– Various slide and steel guitars

– ’40s Gibson LG-2 Vintage Acoustic

Gibson Acoustic Icon '60s LG-2 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst

– Gibson J-50 Vintage Acoustic
– Gibson J-45

Gibson Acoustic J-45 Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

– ’50s Gibson J-160

Gibson J-160E Standard Acoustic-Electric

– 1957 Fender sunburst Strat

Fender American Vintage  57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst

– Fender Telecaster (custom shop)

Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Arctic White

– Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar Faded Cherry

– ’50s Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar TV Yellow

– ’50s Gibson Melody Maker

Gibson Melody Maker Dual Pickup Electric Guitar Ebony

– Gibson Double neck (6-string/12-string)
– Gibson EDS-1275 Double neck

Gibson EDS 1275 Double-Neck Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry

– Gibson ’56 Les Paul Special (singlecut, TV yellow)

Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special Single Cutaway Electric Guitar TV Yellow

– Fraulini 12-string

Amplis and Cabinets

– Dumble Overdrive Special and a Dumble 1×12(has a variety of these from different years – 80’s, 70’s, and new)

– Demeter 100 watt head TGA-2
– Demeter 4×10 and 2×12 cabinets
– ’50s Fender tweed Bassman

Fender 59 Bassman

– 1969 Marshall 100-watt amp head

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

– Marshall Cabinet

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet Straight

– Roccaforte HG100 Amp
– Roccaforte 2×12 cabinet
– Custom built Roccaforte non master 100 watt head

Effets et micros
– Seymour Duncan ’59 pickups

Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model Electric Guitar Pickup Black Neck

– Sunrise pickups
– Seymour Duncan Mag Mic

Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup

– Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer (also uses Maxon)

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

– Vox V847 wah wah pedal

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal

– Ibanez Analog Delay

Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal

– Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phaser

Electro-Harmonix USA Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

– Boss compressor

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

– SCHEERHORN Chrome Plated Slide
– Demeter Fat control
– Demeter Tremulator
– Demeter Compulator
– Ernie Ball Volume pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

– Dunlop Crybaby wah

Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal

– Boss TU-2 tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner
– Line 6 Echo Park pedal

Line 6 ToneCore Echo Park Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

– Neumann KMS 105 vocal microphone (live)

Neumann KMS 104 Handheld Vocal Condenser Microphone Nickel

– Hermida Zendrive

– Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo

Electro-Harmonix XO #1 Echo Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

– Univox U-1093 Super-Fuzz

– Budda Budwah

Budda BudWah Wah Pedal

– Zvex Super Hard-On

– Radial J48 active direct box

Radial J48 MK2 48V Phantom Power Active Direct Box

– Scheerhorn steel slide bar
– Dunlop Ben Harper Signature

 

 

 

Cordes
– D’Addario EJ16 light-gauge phosphor bronze strings (acoustic guitars)

D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single

– D’Addario EJ17 medium-gauge phosphor bronze strings (lapsteel)

D'Addario EJ17 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings Single

– D’Addario EXL115 Strings for Electric Guitar

D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings Single

Special Martin Editions: HM Ben Harper Guitare

 

 

Voici les caractéristiques de la guitare:

Model Specifications

MODEL HM Ben Harper
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: M (0000) – 14 Fret
TOP: Solid Adirondack Spruce
ROSETTE: 3 Ring – Bold Herringbone
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard  »X » Scalloped, Forward Shifted
TOP BRACES: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16 »
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: Style 45
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/Maple Fiber
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY STYLE: Bold Herringbone
SIDE INLAY: Black/Maple Fiber
BACK INLAY: Black/Maple Fiber
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony /Target – Mandarin Orange/kiwi Reconstituted Stone /Large Old Style

(Less Est. 1833)

HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid with Black/Maple Fiber Inlay
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4 »
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16 »
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8 »
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 28 Blue Paua & Ebony Targets
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner
FINISH NECK: Satin w/ Polished Headplate
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8 »
SADDLE: 16 » Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Chrome w/ Large Buttons
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin Studio Performance Light PhosphorBronze (MSP4100)
BRIDGE & END PINS: Fossilized Ivory w/ Pearl Dots
PICKGUARD: Delmar Tortoise Color – Beveled & Polished
CASE: 570 Geib style
INTERIOR LABEL: Signed by Ben Harper,Numbered in Sequence
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend

Plus de d’informations et de photos sur le Forum www.benharperfrance.com

Ben Harper: Martin HM Ben Harper Signature

 

Martin célèbre ses 175 ans avec des modèles spéciaux. Dont un modèle Ben Harper…

Chaque guitare sera signée par Ben Harper et numérotée. Voici la liste des ces guitares exceptionnelles:

D-28M ELVIS PRESLEY COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION (175 total)

D-28 ELVIS PRESLEY COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

000-42M ERIC CLAPTON LIMITED EDITION (250 total)

D-41 PORTER WAGONER CUSTOM EDITION

HM BEN HARPER SPECIAL EDITION

OMC-18 LAURENCE JUBER CUSTOM EDITION

OM-28M Rosanne CASH SIGNATURE EDITION

HJ-38 STEFAN GROSSMAN CUSTOM EDITION

Ben Harper: weissenborn guitars

Ben Harper : « Hermann Weissenborn est un émigré Allemand qui s’est installé à Los Angeles. Il construisait ses guitares avec du bois de Koa (une essence hawaïenne). Le bois de cet instrument a une résonance unique qui reste dans l’air longtemps. Le son de la Weissenborn ne s’éparpille pas autour de vous, il vous pénètre, vous traverse. Tout slide guitariste qui se respecte cherche à en posséder une un jour. »

« Ca m’a demandé énormément de travail pour arriver à faire sonner une guitare slide comme ça mais c’est un tel accomplissement. Je commence juste à sentir que j’arrive enfin à quelque chose, à un point où je contrôle vraiment ce que je fais. »

« Même électrifié le son reste différent. A l’écouter, tu peux dire que ce n’est pas une Strat ni une Les Paul. »

Leon Mobley: Leon Mobley Djembe Signature by REMO

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Le djembe Leon Mobley Signature de REMO a connu un grand succès. Il est considéré comme le djembe le plus facile à utiliser dans le monde. Avec des innovations concernant la portabilité, l’accordage, la longévité, et l’accessibilité ce djembe est une merveille qui fait le bonheur de nombreux batteurs professionnels et amateurs depuis des années. Ce djembe admirablement conçu amplifie, la passion de Leon Mobley pour jouer du djembe, ainsi que son respect et sa dévotion profondément enracinés pour les traditions de ses ancêtres d’Afrique. Leon Mobley croit en Unité, Paix et Passion en jouant du djembe et partage sa joie avec tout le monde, en particulier lorsqu’il joue aux côté de Ben Harper.

La nouvelle finition du djembe Leon Mobley est conçue par les meilleurs graphistes REMO employant un équipement du dernier cri, tout en travaillant étroitement avec la vision et l’inspiration de Leon.

Histoire:

Les symboles d’Adinkra représentent des proverbes et des maximes populaires, des attitudes ou comportement particulier, des concepts uniquement liés aux formes abstraites. Les symboles d’Adinkra sont trouvés sur plusieurs tissus traditionnels produits au Ghana. Un autre tissu bien connu est le tissu de Kinte.

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REMO’S key-tuned djembe has had great success as the most user friendly djembe in the world. With features like portability, tunability, durability, and playability it’s no wonder why it is the choice for thousands and thousands of professional and recreational drummers for years. This beautifully designed drum exemplifies Leon Mobley’s passion for playing the djembe drums as well as his deep rooted respect and devotion for the traditions of his ancestors from Africa. Leon Mobley’s believes in Unity, Peace and Passion for playing the djembe drum and shares his joy with the world whether on stage with Ben Harper or in a drum circle.

The new Leon Mobley fabric finish is designed by REMO’S top graphic artists using state of the art equipment and technologies while working closely with Leon’s vision and inspiration. The Leon Mobley finish is one of the new fabric finishes in REMO’S DESIGNER’S TOUCH graphic arts line. Designer’s Touch Finishes by Remo Featuring original designs created by our own graphic artists, the Designer’s Touch finishes use state-of-the-art technology to transfer artwork directly onto fabric. This process enables us to create unique graphics on our instruments with incredibly rich, vibrant and durable imagery.

History
The Adinkra symbols represent popular proverbs and maxims, record historical events, express particular attitudes or behavior, or concepts uniquely related to abstract shapes. The Adinkra symbols are found on several traditional cloths produced in Ghana, Africa. Another well known cloth is the Kinte Cloth.[/lang_en]

BEN HARPER: Concour / Contest Lifeline – Guitar to win

Petit concour organisé par EMI Music,
Il s’agit simplement de donner le nom du premier single de l’album LIFELINE.
Vous pourrez ainsi gagnerune guitare Epiphone AJ 500 M
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Ben Harper: Asher Series II Limited Edition Guitar

Voici le premier article consacré aux instruments utilisés par Ben ou ses musiciens:(extrait de www.asherguitars.com)

« Bill Asher and Bern Harper have teamed up once again to create an amazing modern-day lap steel drawing on inspiration from the classic ’59 Gibson Les Paul. The Harper Series II Limited Edition will feature a flame maple top with cherry sunburst finish in nitro cellulose lacquer, a pair of Seymour Duncan Custom Shop ’59-Style Humbuckers, T.O.M. bridge and tail-piece by Tone Pros.
Production will be limited to only 100 instruments, each bearing signature logos of both Ben Harper and Bill Asher. The model will also come with a special signed limited edition certificate of authenticity. »

SPECIFICATIONS:

* style: lap steel
* scale length: 25 inches
* neck & body: neck through solid Honduras mahogany with cylindrical tone chambers
* top: flamed maple
* pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan Custom Shop ’59-Style Humbuckers
* pickup switching: three-way toggle
* controls: master volume and master tone for each pickup
* knobs: gold top hat
* fret board: koa
* bridge: T.O.M. by Tone Pros
* tailpiece: Featherweight by Tone Pro
* machine heads: Kluson Deluxe with keystone buttons
* nut: bone
* string spacing: nut: 1 3/4 inches, bridge: 2 1/8 inches
* color: cherry burst
* finish: nitro-cellulose lacquer
* number of frets: 22
* strings: Asher Electro Hawaiian Lap Steel strings
* case: custom hard shell case by Cedar Creek
* price: $2800 US dollars (plus shipping); deposit required: $1400 US Dollars

[lang_en]Ben Harper: Guitar effects[/lang_en][lang_fr]Ben Harper: Pédales d’effets guitares[/lang_fr]

[lang_en]List of the guitar effects Ben Harper like to use on stage.

• Ernie Ball volume pedal

• Vox V847 wah

• Teese RMC wah

• Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Original

• Ibanez AD99 Analog Delay

• Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser, Demeter Tremulator

• Line 6 DL4[/lang_en][lang_fr]Pour les musiciens voici la liste des pédales d’effets, qu’utilise Ben Harper.

• Ernie Ball volume pedal

• Vox V847 wah

• Teese RMC wah

• Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Original

• Ibanez AD99 Analog Delay

• Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser, Demeter Tremulator

• Line 6 DL4

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