Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (coloured poker-chip/gain)

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    Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (coloured poker-chip/gain)

    The Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (with volume control) use a modified stainless/polymer poker-chip as a fascia. Apart from the novelty factor this creates an exceptionally nice looking and ruggedly constructed custom bullet-mic that is one of the smallest performance harmonica microphones on the market.

     
    It has at its heart a ceramic element that provides a rich sound texture and harmonic content with plenty of headroom for distortion to produce a classic “blues” sound. This element uses the same old technology as the original crystal microphones from the 50′s but with the benefit of durability. It’s a fairly clean sound but when you cup it firmly, and with a little help from the amplifier, you can get some very tasty, creamy overdrive without the annoying mid-range honk you get from a lot of microphones.

    Tomlin Leckie, a well-known UK harmonica player and teacher, describes the sound as: ” ..you can get some very tasty creamy overdrive without the annoying mid-range honk you get from a lot of microphones. So, you can really cover all the bases..”.

    The microphone’s size and shape provides a durable design which is smaller than a Marine Band and fits neatly in your hand and pocket. It is a perfect size for getting a really good seal for amplified harmonica playing which is much easier than with a larger bullet mic. Another nice detail is the rubber around the head of the mic’ which serves two purposes: firstly it means that the harmonica isn’t going slip out of your hands when they get sweaty (a real issue!); secondly it helps achieve a consistent airtight seal around the harmonica and microphone to get the biggest “tone” you possibly can.

    The mic’ is very light in your hand and is easy to hold with a harmonica while performing so you don’t get hand cramp after a long practice or performance. The volume knob is small and very firm which means you are not going to accidentally twist it in the middle of a particularly enthusiastic harmonica solo. The sensitive volume control provides you with excellent control to boost your output or control feedback.

    The mic’ connects to a valve or solid state amplifier with a standard 1/4″ (6.3mm) guitar jack-plug socket.  The mic’ is high impedance so no audio transformer is needed.

    This silverfish harp mic’ is truly an awesome microphone with technology and craftsmanship that delivers a compact design with many of the features a harmonica player wants and needs and is very technique sensitive.

    Features:

    • Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones
    • Great feedback rejection
    • Lightweight bullet design
    • Robust construction for rigor of touring
    • Steel mesh grille with pokerchip fascia
    • Two-stage mesh & foam to reduce breath noise
    • Shock-mount design reduces handling noise
    • Rubber sleeve to improve hand-seal
    • Quality electronic components and connector
    • Holster-style case

    Specification:

    • Element: Ceramic
    • Impedance: High impedance output
    • Weight: 105g
    • Dimensions: (Ø x H) 3.8cm (mic’ head) x 9cm
    • 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
    • Anodised alloy housing
    • Omni-directional and unbalanced
    • Built-in volume control
    • Standard Bullet (black poker)

      Standard Bullet (white poker)

      Standard Bullet (black poker/dice motif)

      Standard Bullet (white poker/dice motif)

      Standard Bullet (red poker)

     

    Order details

    Goods are sent out within 3-5 working days from receipt of payment. UK orders are sent out by Royal Mail (tracked). Orders to other worldwide destinations are sent standard tracked airmail.

    Please note: the microphone differs very slightly from that shown in that it now sports a finer stainless steel grill.

    Returns & cancellations
    Please do not buy to try. Goods delivered correctly and in accordance with your order will not be accepted for credit or refund without good reason.

    Please note: Harmonica and cable are for display purposes and are not included.

    Additional information

    Coloured poker-chip fascia

    black, white, black – dice motif, white – dice motif, red – dice motif, blue – dice motif, green – dice motif

    Reviews

    1. Scalone Alessanra

      Veloce e serio, professionale , consigliato 100%!!! ottimo affare

      Scalone Alessanra
      Bergosesia V.C. Italy
      2016

    2. Rick Park

      I love the look and layout of your mic’s, very modern and logical but with a nice industrial feel as well, nice job.

      Tom
      Aug 2015

    3. Rick Park

      Great Mic and very helpful seller. Couldn’t ask for more
      Famousfieldy
      Sept 2013

      Excellent piece of kit
      Typhoons_2007
      Nov 2013

      Item received in good order… well pleased!
      Daveguitarlewis
      March 2014

      Very nice, light, small, outstanding!! Good communication!!
      Bart de Vos
      Netherlands
      Feb 2015

      Hi Rick,
      I’ve been impressed by the Silverfish Harp Mic III since it arrived a couple of weeks ago. Sounds great through my valve combo and is comfortable to hold and work with. I’m recently back to harmonica playing after a 20 year absence from the sport and found that my old harps were very much past their best so invested in some new ones.
      The combination of this harp and the mic gives a whole new perspective on what can be done with such a simple instrument !
      Thanks
      Chris Brady
      Bedfordshire UK
      July 2015

      Hello Rick
      The Silverfish Mic III works exceptionally well and I am pleased. My friend who is a guitarist thinks its just great . Thanks again for your service and keep in touch. Best wishes for the future.

      Brian – The Harmonica Man
      (Chromatic harmonica player)
      Manitouwadge
      Canada
      July 2015

      Fast delivery, well packaged, great comms & great mic!!
      Chris Brady
      UK
      July 2015

      Harmonica Player Kenny Boag of the “Blues Devils” uses a Silverfish Harp Mic as part of his rig and loves its size, terrific tonal range and versatility: “This beauty is easy to cup and easy to get a good seal on – one of the most important aspects of great amplified tone”
      For full review: http://www.silverfish-harmonicas.com/recommendation-harmonica-player-kenny-boag-blues-devils/

      “Hello, Tomlin from tomlinharmonicalessons.com here to give you a review of the Silverfish Harmonica Mic III.
      ” ..you can get some very tasty creamy overdrive without the annoying mid-range honk you get from a lot of microphones. So, you can really cover all the bases..”
      “What does it sound like when you plug it in? The answer is, good and very versatile”
      I am a full-time harmonica teacher and player based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I teach people all over the world through Skype and my online harmonica school. Personally, I play a lot of blues, Jazz, R&B and funk/soul which sees me playing in function bands, original bands as well as recording sessions.

      The Silverfish Harmonica Mic III microphone is specifically designed for blues harmonica players and features a ceramic element which can go from clean to creamy overdrive. The first thing that is a big plus for me is how nice and compact the microphone is. I personally don’t have the biggest hands in the world and I often struggle with the typical harmonica mic; The Green Bullet. As a result, I normally use a stick microphone such as a Shure SM57. The reason that it is so important to have a microphone that fits your hand size is that you want to create an airtight seal around the harmonica and microphone in order to get the biggest “tone” you can. Already, without plugging in I could tell that the Silverfish would make it easy to get a decent seal.
      Furthermore, it has a big advantage of the SM57 in that it is much lighter so you don’t get hand cramp after a long practice or performance. There are a couple of nice details which confirm that Rick knows what harmonica players want and need. For example, the volume knob is small and very firm which means you are not going to accidentally twist it in the middle of a particularly enthusiastic harmonica solo. Another nice detail is the rubber around the microphone element itself which serves two purposes. Firstly, it means that the harmonica isn’t going slip out of your hands when they get sweaty (a real issue!). Secondly, it also helps the airtight seal by making sure that no air can get out of the pop shield around the microphone element.
      Okay, enough about the nice design!
      What does it sound like when you plug it in?
      The answer is, good and very versatile. It is naturally a very clean microphone but when you cup it tightly and with a little help from the amplifier you can get some very tasty creamy overdrive without the annoying (in my opinion) mid-range honk you get from a lot of microphones. So, you can really cover all the bases which is great for me as I will quite often find myself playing some old Chicago blues then some jazz standards in the same set.

      Finally, it is so affordable that everyone should have one either as your only microphone harmonica or as a spare in your gig bag.”

      Tomlin Leckie
      tomlinharmonicalessons.com
      Strollers Music School

      Nice light, little Micro. Easy to handle. Sounds good. Vielen Dank!!! I am happy
      Andreas Rassow
      Germany
      September 2015

      Sweet!
      Dean Hinchcliffe
      Western Australia
      October 2015

      Awesome!
      Shane Chamberlain
      Melbourne, Australia
      December 2015

      Excellent Thank You
      Julia Sokolova
      Tulskaia, Russia
      February 2016

      Hi Rick
      Received the Mic this morning, first class service, top quality product. Have tried it through my Roland FX mobile cube which I use to practice – sounds superb on this … I play with a small band in drinking holes, lots of varied music. I play the harp solo on “Dirty Old Town” great with your Mic – normally on a G diatonic but tried this morning with a Tremolo harp. Sounds really crisp and clear – another good selling point for anyone playing this type of Harp.
      Thanks
      Brian Hughes
      Eccles UK
      March 2016

      Rick
      Got the mic couple of days ago, really happy with the way it fits in the hand. I used it at a jam through the pub PA system with a bunch of rowdy guitars and drums it carved really good and not even a hint of feedback. I was hoping to get on my banjo or cigar box guitars but the bandleader just made me play harmonica on set for over an hour. Anyway hopefully I can really get some nitty gritty through my amp today … it also fits neatly in my pelican case, I really like it so far. Some of the gig was being filmed I’ll let you know if it pops up somewhere on the net.
      Cheers
      James Robbie
      South Brisbane
      Queensland
      Australia

    4. Petr Wohlmuth

      Light body, great sound! Quickest delivery! Thanks!

      Petr Wohlmuth
      Rokycany
      Czech Republic

    5. C Ellis

      Little miss-communication was quickly rectified – love the product

      C Ellis
      Cutler Bay, Florida
      United States

    6. Damon Green

      Superb product, amazing service

      Damon Green
      Hampshire
      United Kingdom

    7. Georgios Trakadas

      Really sweet tone and light weight microphone, thank you

      Georgios Trakadas
      Athens
      Greece

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