Morry Sochat of The Special 20’s loves harmonicas so much, he even named his band after one. So it’s no surprise that he takes his gear pretty seriously. Here’s a list of the equipment that the vocalist and harmonica player takes with him on stage every night:
Hohner Special 20 – almost identical to classic Hohner Marine Band harmonica, except comb is made of plastic for comfort and ease of play
Seydel Super-Low in keys of F, C, and D – hold low tones better than Hohner harmonicas.
Fender ’61 Concert and ’61 Fender Deluxe – original “brown era” Fender amplifiers that break up early and provide overdrive without maxing out volume
MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay – used minimally for “slap-back” effect
Harmonica: Shure 520DX “Green Bullet”- the definitive blues harmonica microphone, provides tone and crunch
Vocal: Shure Super 55 – Designed to look identical to the vintage Shure 55, but with modern audio performance. Also incredibly durable and conducive to on-stage shenanigans.
For more information on Morry Sochat and The Special 20’s, including tour schedules, visit special20s.com.