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Silverfish Harmonicas
Silverfish Harmonicas

Business as Usual! I hope you, your families and fiends are safe and well in the current situation.  Silverfish Harmonicas are still open for online sales and shipping of orders with trading continuing almost as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. However there is a slightly extended lead-time of 2-7 days dispatch delay due to a once-weekly shipping arrangement for all orders. Just as a precaution the microphones and their cases are disinfected prior to packaging for complete piece of mind.  Thank you for your patience during this difficult period – normal trading arrangements will return as soon as possible! Apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused. 

Silverfish Harmonica Mics

Silver Bullets are handmade, artisan harp microphones that are rich in tone, robust and comfortable to hold for long periods of practice or gigging. Used by an increasing number of discerning harmonica players at all levels who appreciate their full rich sound, unique rugged heavy-duty construction yet light-weight small design.  Silverfish harmonica mics provide musicians with an alternative, unique artisan microphone that has proven outstanding reliability to stand up to the rigor of practice and touring!  A high quality yet affordable performance harmonica microphones that will become a “keeper” as part of your amplified harmonica rig.

There is a choice of either dirty or cleaner sounding Silver Bullet harp mics. The two contrasting dynamic elements also reflect different output impedance (Z) and have differing amplified sound characteristics. They will both match most amplifier or PA rigs that have a high impedance input-socket.

Silverfish harp mics are available in two basic designs: the “Standard Harp Mic” which is modelled after the vintage mics featuring a terminal volume control and angled base-mounted jack-socket with a low form-factor; and the a range of mics with a terminal jack-socket and minimalistic side-mounted volume control. Both designs feel good in your hands, are enjoyable to use and easy to cup and hold – even with sweaty hands. These mics look extremely cool on stage when, as a harp player, you may be the centre off attention! 

Silver Bullets | Harp Mics

Silver Bullets | Harp Mics

Keith Parker reviews Silverfish Harp Mics in the Harmonica World mag (Aug-Sept 2020): I was expecting a sound reminiscent of a Shure Green Bullet, but no, WOW! I was not expecting this – a glorious fat crunch with good bass and very very hot, I couldn’t put it down I had to keep playing and I even had to turn it down a bit and you don’t hear electric harp players say that very often. I know I shouldn’t compare mics and players from the past – but just think Paul Butterfield and the Pistol 545

Each genre of mic (clean or dirty) offer different performance characteristics but both deliver a rich, full sound that responds to cupping and pressure changes and are technique-sensitive: 

For a cleaner sounding harmonica mic – choose the 4KΩ dynamic microphone. This is a microphone for the  harmonica player who is looking for a cleaner sound – providing a  mic that is rich in tone with more top end – resulting in crisper higher end-frequencies. This is ideal for playing cleaner sounding blues, and especially suits playing melody, country, funk, reggae, soul or chromatic harmonica.
For a dirty (Low-Fi) distorted-blues sounding harmonica mic
– choose the 50KΩ dynamic microphone. This is a very hot high-Z  mic for the serious harmonica blues player – providing  a powerful and dirty low-fi sound that is full bodied with a glorious fat crunch tone.

Features:

  •  Dynamic capsule – full, warm sound that responds to cupping and pressure changes
  • Great feedback rejection
  • Quality components and build
  • Rugged all metal housing with leather finish and hardwood fascia
  • Choice of clean or dirty sounding mic
  • Two-stage mesh & foam to reduce breath noise
  • Shock-mount design reduces handling noise
  • Rubber o-ring /sleeve to improve hand-seal

Contents:

  • Dynamic Silver Bullet microphone
  • Leatherette pouch
  • User instructions and warranty

For the “High-Z dirty/Lo-Fi” a microphone  with “no volume control” is offered as an option. This is particularly for the pro’ players who prefer to leave the balance to sound engineers at initial EQ and sound-check. 

Silverfish Harmonicas rely on word-of-mouth rather than expensive advertising in order to keep the price down for harmonica players who need a quality but affordable professional-level harp mic for practice or performance. Microphones are sold exclusively online with great pre- and after-sale customer support.

Made in the United Kingdom - Wales
Made in the United Kingdom – Wales

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