Silver Bullet Dynamic | Special I 4K Clean
The Silver Bullet Dynamic | Special I 4KΩ (with volume control) has a heavy-duty metal design, finished with a lovely dark hardwood fascia. This is a very nice look which is solid, industrial and robust which feels great in your hand. The microphone produces a lovely clean sound – rich tone with full harmonic content and 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. At lower to mid gain settings this produces clear and rich low, mid and high sound without excessive treble. Alternatively, if you like a very light touch of distortion – turn up the gain on the amp and set microphone to maximum to drive the mic’, ideally used in conjunction with reverb. Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – blues, country or chromatic harmonica performance. This microphone is medium (4KΩ) impedance which therefore needs to be matched to a high (=/>40KΩ) impedance sockets on your amplifier.
The microphone’s size and shape provides a durable design which is smaller than a Marine Band and fits neatly in your hand. 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. A really nice feature of this mic is the inset rubber seal and gnarled ring at 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. Smaller then the Special II this mic may suit a player with small hands or who prefers a very small and neat mic!
The mic’ is exceptionally 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 or to increase gain for a light distortion effect (at very high gain) or control unwanted feed-back issues. The mic’ connects to a valve or solid-state amplifier with a standard 1/4″ (6.3mm) guitar jack-plug socket.
The microphone is supplied with a hand-crafted leather finish that wraps tightly around the microphone. The “black leather” wrap is now provided as standard for the “Special Silver Bullet Microphones” (Special I, II and III or Switchable) unless you specify clearly a preference for “rubber” or “gun-metal blue/grey” leather at the point of sale. The leather is a nice finishing touch for your microphone that reflects the artisan craftsmanship of the mic while providing some additional grip, seal and protection.
This high impedance dynamic mic’ is top-of- the range and special in terms of sound, feel and playability.
- Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones & high fidelity
- Great feedback rejection
- Lightweight/small bullet
- Robust construction for rigor of touring
- Steel mesh grille with dark hardwood fascia
- Two-stage mesh and 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
- Rugged industrial feel
- Type: rugged dynamic
- Functionality: performance harmonica
- Impedance: Medium 4KΩ +/-10%, unbalanced
- Sensitivity: -65dB
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Polar patter: omni-directional
- Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
- Weight: 110g
- Dimensions: head: 3.8cm, length: 7.0cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Case: antique brass copper-plated for durability and RF/EMI signal protection
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.