Silver Bullet Dynamic | Low-Z 400Ω(gain)
The Silver Bullet Dynamic | Low-Z 400Ω (with volume control) is a powerful harmonica microphone with a strong rich and full sound. Adapted from an acoustic dynamic element this is a flexible microphone with a really “hot” signal that is fat – packed with full harmonic content and great bass. The mic has perfect mid-sound without treble – with clear intonation. A high fidelity sound that can be used as both a powerful performance harp microphone and a vocal mic – perfect for blues and country singers. 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.
The dynamic element provides some headroom to enable you to drive the mic’ and produce a classic “blues” harmonica sound – with a little help from your amp. Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – especially mixed (harp/vocal) performance.
The mic has a double foam and mesh build to avoid breath sound and enhancing vocal-sound quality when pronouncing plosive consonants. However, 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. Like all silverfish harp mic’s, the unit can be stand-mounted and fits snugly in most small (fitting a 30mm barrel) microphone holders.
See link for vocal rig including: foam pop-filter/windscreen, enlarged mic case and rubber microphone holder
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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.
- 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 wood 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
- Type: rugged dynamic
- Functionality: performance harmonica and vocal
- Impedance: Low 400Ω, unbalanced
- Sensitivity: -75dB
- Frequency response: 40-16,000 Hz
- Polar patter: uni-directional
- Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
- Weight: 105g
- Dimensions: (Ø x H) 3.8cm (head)/3.0cm (max.barrel) x 9cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Case: anodised alloy
Fit a larger gain knob on to your Silver Bullet harmonica microphone (push fit) to increase grip and control during performance.
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: 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.