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

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Description

Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (wood/with gain)

The Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z (with volume control) is the original design of the range of specialty precision built custom microphones 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
Silver Bullet - Wood

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.

Additional information

Wood

Microphone Grill Fascia

Reviews

  1. 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

  2. Famousfieldy

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

    Famousfieldy
    Sept 2013

  3. Typhoons_2007

    Excellent piece of kit

    Typhoons_2007
    Nov 2013

  4. Daveguitarlewis

    Item received in good order… well pleased!

    Daveguitarlewis
    March 2014

  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. Kenny Boag

    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/

  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. Rick 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. Julia Sokolova

    Excellent Thank You

    Julia Sokolova
    Tulskaia, Russia

    February 2016

  16. Shane Chamberlain

    Awesome!

    Shane Chamberlain
    Melbourne, Australia
    December 2015

  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. Scalone Alessanra

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

    Scalone Alessanra
    Bergosesia V.C. Italy
    2016

  20. Scalone Alessanra

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

    Scalone Alessanra
    Bergosesia V.C. Italy
    2016

  21. Petr Wohlmuth

    Light body, great sound! Quickest delivery! Thanks!

    Petr Wohlmuth
    Rokycany
    Czech Republic

  22. C Ellis

    Little miss-communication was quickly rectified – love the product

    C Ellis
    Cutler Bay, Florida
    United States

  23. Damon Green

    Superb product, amazing service

    Damon Green
    Hampshire
    United Kingdom

  24. Georgios Trakadas

    Really sweet tone and light weight microphone, thank you

    Georgios Trakadas
    Athens
    Greece

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