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

£73.95

  • Rich in tone, high in performance
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    Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (coloured/gain)

    The Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (with volume control) is a custom built microphone for blues and chromatic harp players. 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.

    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 acrylic 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: 82g
    • 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

    Customise your mic with a choice of fascia

    When ordering select from one of the range of fascia’s:

    Silver Bullet - Black Cat

    Silver Bullet - Ivory

    Silver Bullet - Wood

    Silver Bullet - Jade Green

    Silver Bullet - Hot Pink

    Silver Bullet - Lime Green

    Silver Bullet - Mellow Yellow

    Silver Bullet - Red Hot

    Coloured Fascia Options

    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.

    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. As a natural material the colour and grain of the wood fascia may vary slightly from the photographs.

    Additional information

    Fascia colour

    black cat, blue, brown, bugundy, hot pink, ivory, jade green, lime green, mellow yellow, orange, purple haze, red hot, white, wood

    Reviews

    1. Brian – The Harmonica Man

      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

    2. Tom

      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. Famousfieldy

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

      Famousfieldy
      Sept 2013

    4. Typhoons_2007

      Excellent piece of kit

      Typhoons_2007
      Nov 2013

    5. Bart de Vos

      Very nice, light, small, outstanding!! Good communication!!

      Bart de Vos
      Netherlands
      Feb 2015

    6. Chris Brady

      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

    7. Brian – The Harmonica Man

      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

    8. Chris Brady

      Fast delivery, well packaged, great comms & great mic!!

      Chris Brady
      UK
      July 2015

    9. Tomlin Leckie

      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/

    10. Tomlin Leckie

      “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

    11. Andreas Rassow

      Nice light, little Micro. Easy to handle. Sounds good. Vielen Dank!!! I am happy 🙂

      Andreas Rassow
      Germany
      September 2015

    12. Robert Park

      Excellent buy *****A+++++ star all the way thank you 🙂

      Robert Park
      Glasgow
      October 2015

    13. Dean Hinchcliffe

      Sweet!

      Dean Hinchcliffe

      Western Australia
      October 2015

    14. Shane Chamberlain

      Awesome!

      Shane Chamberlain
      Melbourne, Australia

      December 2015

    15. Shane Chamberlain

      Awesome!

      Shane Chamberlain
      Melbourne, Australia
      December 2015

    16. Julia Sokolova

      Excellent Thank You

      Julia Sokolova
      Tulskaia, Russia

      February 2016

    17. Brian Hughes

      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

    18. James Robbie

      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

    19. Rick Park

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

      Scalone Alessanra

      Bergosesia V.C. Italy
      2016

    20. Petr Wohlmuth

      Light body, great sound! Quickest delivery! Thanks!

      Petr Wohlmuth
      Rokycany
      Czech Republic

    21. C Ellis

      Little miss-communication was quickly rectified – love the product

      C Ellis
      Cutler Bay, Florida
      United States

    22. Damon Green

      Superb product, amazing service

      Damon Green
      Hampshire
      United Kingdom

    23. Georgios Trakadas

      Really sweet tone and light weight microphone, thank you

      Georgios Trakadas
      Athens
      Greece

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