Silver Bullet Dynamic | Special III 4K Copperhead Clean
The Silver Bullet Dynamic | Special III Copperhead 4KΩ Clean (with volume control) provides an extremely small and compact rugged bullet mic in all back – finished with a black leather wrap and lovely dark hardwood fascia. Custom built with an ultra-light thermoset resin shell, when you hold the mic it feels small, solid, industrial and robust. Uniquely the thermoset resin shell is copper lined with an earthed external copper band for FR and EMI protection to provide a professional and fully noise-protected microphone for performance and recording. The mic rejects all unwanted Electrostatic hum, radio frequency, static and ground noise interference.
This mic 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 this cleaner sounding mic is ideal for practice or gigging – especially playing melody, blues, country or chromatic harmonica. 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 provide a durable design which is smaller than a Marine Band and fits neatly in your hand. It is a perfect size for getting a 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 leather and rubber (top) finish 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 than 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. Weighing just 13% of the weight of a Green Bullet you won’t notice you are holding it! 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 to 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.
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 and noise free
- Copper earthed and lined housing for RF and EMI protection
- 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 and leather 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: 95g
- Dimensions: head: 4.8cm, body: 4.0cm, length: 6.2cm
- 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
- Case: Black, hard, thermoset resin shell copper lined for RF and EMI 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.