I’m going for a Paul Butterfield distorted harmonica sound, so I’ve been looking for the perfect mic/amp to make it happen. Here’s what I’ve found so far:
Every resource points to this microphone as the gold standard for the Chicago-blues distorted sound.
It may not be the priciest amp out there, but I once saw a professional player play a performance hall with one of these. The best part is you can charge it up and play for up to 8 hours with no AC power – perfect for busking!