Harmonica Microphones - Clean Sounding

Dynamic harmonica microphones – medium impedance, clean sounding

A powerful microphone with a clean, strong, rich and full sound across the dynamic range but with headroom for light distortion effects at high gain. Headroom slightly higher, and sensitivity slightly lower than high-z (dirty sounding) microphones

Silver Bullet | Clean Dynamic – Medium-Z 4KΩ

For a clean sounding harmonica mic – choose the 4KΩ clean sounding dynamic microphone

This microphone produces clear and rich sound with clean low, mid and high frequencies without excessive treble and with great bass. The 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. Alternatively, If you like a very light touch of distortion (depending on your rig) it may be possible to drive the mic’ by turning up the gain on the amp and setting the microphone volume to maximum, ideally applying a touch of reverb.

Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – blues, country or chromatic harmonica performance. The microphone is medium (4KΩ) impedance which should be matched to a high (=/>40KΩ e.g. 400KΩ/0.4MΩ) impedance which is sometimes labelled as passive on the socket on your amplifier. Poorly matched impedance may diminish the volume and performance of the mic. An amp input impedance of at least 10 times the amount of the source mic impedance is advised.

These medium impedance, clean sounding silver bullets are awesome little microphones 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.

Check out Ben Hewlett’s video review comparing the 4KΩ (clean) and 40KΩ (dirty) Silver Bullets – which includes some cool playing showcasing the lovely tone of both these microphones when played by an expert!.


  • Volume/gain control
  • Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones and high fidelity
  • Great feedback rejection
  • Lightweight/small bullet
  • Robust construction for rigor of touring
  • Choice of gain or no gain control (on ceramic)
  • Steel mesh grille with choice of 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
  • One year guarantee


  • Type: durable ceramic or dynamic
  • Functionality: performance harmonica
  • Impedance: Medium 4KΩ, unbalanced
  • Sensitivity: -65dB
  • Polar patter: dynamic omni-directional
  • Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
  • 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
  • Case: anodised or plated alloy
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