Mini Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z 200KΩ (no gain)
The Mini Silver Bullet Ceramic | High-Z 200KΩ (no gain) is one of the smallest performance harmonica microphones you can get. Similar to the Silver Bullet harmonica microphone (with gain) in all its performance but with no gain or volume control this enable miniaturisation and lower cost. The mic is perfect for entry level to amplified harmonica playing or if you fancy a really small bullet mic that delivers, but don’t mind boosting your output or controlling feedback through your amplifier.
The Silverfish bullet mic 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.
The microphone’s size and shape provides a durable design which is as long as your thumb and therefore 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 extremely 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 lack of gain-control on this bullet microphone could be considered a small sacrifice to achieve a performance bullet mic of this size. The mic’ connects to a valve or solid state amplifier with a standard 1/4″ (6.3mm) guitar jack-plug socket. Ceramic microphones need to be matched to an amp which offers a high impedance socket.
The ceramic High-Z (200KΩ or high-z range) needs to be matched to a very high (=/> 2M Ω) impedance sockets on your amplifier; normally labelled as passive and designed for non-active piezo pickups. The jack socket is often labelled “passive”.
This silverfish harp mic’ is truly an awesome microphone with technology and craftsmanship that delivers a really compact design and is very technique sensitive.
- Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones
- Great feedback rejection
- Lightweight bullet design
- Robust construction for rigor of touring
- Steel mesh grille with hardwood or 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
- Element: Ceramic
- Impedance: High impedance 200KΩ output
- Weight: 50g
- Dimensions: (Ø x H) 3.8cm (mic’ head) x 6cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Anodised alloy housing
- Omni-directional and unbalanced
Customise your mic with a choice of fascia
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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.