Midi Silver Bullet Dynamic | Medium-Z 4KΩ (no gain)
The Silver Midi Bullet Dynamic | Medium-Z 4KΩ (no volume control) produces a lovely rich tone with full harmonic content and great bass. This element has the widest frequency response and dynamic range of the Silver Bullets with a slightly lower sensitivity and as a result a higher headroom to distortion. This produces clear and rich low, mid and high sound without excessive treble. Alternatively, if you like crunch distortion – turn up the gain to drive the mic’ and achieve a crunchier sound when used in conjunction with reverb – producing a classic “blues” harmonica sound. Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – blues, country or chromatic harmonica performance. This microphone is medium (4KΩ) impedance which therefore needs to be matched to a high (=/>40KΩ) impedance sockets on your amplifier.
The mic has a double foam and mesh build to avoid breath sound and enhancing vocal-sound quality when pronouncing plosive consonants or during harmonica riffs. For vocal application, the mic can be upgraded for greater vocal performance with a separately purchased foam pop-filter/windscreen for effective reduction of wind noise and “popping”. Perfect for outdoor performance.
See link for vocal rig including: foam pop-filter/windscreen, enlarged mic case and rubber microphone holder
You my like to check out a sound sample and video review by harmonica player Jakub Svoboda of the “The Weathermakers” – showcasing this superb harmonica microphone at: Review
The “Silver Bullet Midi” is one of the smallest and lightest harmonica microphones available. Perfect for entry level amplified harmonica playing or advanced playing – if you fancy a small bullet mic that delivers performance. The compromise of a mic without gain control is that you will need to use your amplifier to control any feedback issues and rely on the amp or playing technique to vary your volume through a performance. A preference from some pros!
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. Use the amp volume control to boost your output or control feedback or to increase gain for distortion effect. Like all silverfish harp mic’s, the unit can be stand-mounted and fits snugly in most small (fitting a 30mm barrel) microphone holders. The mic’ connects to a valve or solid state amplifier with a standard 1/4″ (6.3mm) guitar jack-plug socket.
This Silver Bullet Midi 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.
- Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones and high fidelity
- Great feedback rejection
- Lightweight/small bullet
- Robust construction for rigor of touring
- Steel mesh grille with hard-wood 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
- Type: rugged dynamic
- Functionality: performance harmonica and vocal
- Impedance: Medium 4KΩ +/-10%, unbalanced
- Sensitivity: -70dB
- Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
- Polar patter: omni-directional
- Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
- Weight: 86g
- Dimensions: Midi-sized bullet (Ø x H) 3.8cm (head)/3.0cm (max.barrel) x 7cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Case: anodised alloy
Customise your mic with a choice of fascia
When ordering select from one of the range of fascia’s:
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: The 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.