Mini Silver Bullet Dynamic | Low-Z (poker-chip/no gain)
The Mini Silver Bullet Dynamic | Low-Z 40Ω (poker chip – no 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. Similar to the Silverfish ceramic harmonica microphone in all its performance but with no volume control this enables 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 or technique.
The Silverfish bullet mic has at its heart a bulletproof dynamic element with a lovely rich, fat tone and harmonic content and headroom to enable you to drive the mic’ and produce a classic “blues” sound – with a little help from your amp. The mic’ is low impedance which provides a medium powered microphone that may need impedance conversion (low to high) or pre-amplification for large-venue gigging but is perfect for practice or small-venue performance straight out of the box. Depending on your rig the use of an impedance converter is recommended for maximising output and significantly boosting the power output of this microphone. For example using a Shure A85F “low to high impedance microphone-matching transformer” will provide an additional 24 dB of signal gain. Note that this will also require a mono (female) to XLR (male) converter plug to link to your microphone lead and couple (line 1 and 3 to earth) to the in-line transformer. This or similar impedance conversion is really recommended as it releases the beast in this lovely dynamic mic. Dynamic mic’s are also practically bulletproof with proven reliability.
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 and suits a rig with medium and high amp impedance sockets.
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/small bullet
- Robust construction for rigor of touring
- Steel mesh grille with poker-chip 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: performanc
- Impedance: Low 40Ω +/- 10%, unbalanced
- Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Polar patter: omni-directional
- Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
- Weight: 62g
- Dimensions: (Ø x H) 3.8cm (head)/3.0cm (max.barrel) x 6cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Case: anodised alloy
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.
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Please note: Harmonica and cable are for display purposes and are not included.