Silver Bullet Dynamic | Standard Mini Harp Mic 4K Special III Clean
This is a particularly small pocket-sized and ultra-light harp mic modelled after the vintage harp mics and features a rugged heavy-all-metal casing, dark hardwood fascia and chunky terminal volume control with base-mounted jack-socket. This handmade, artisan harmonica microphone with a very low form-factor provides a great standard for the serious harmonica blues player – providing a powerful, high impedance mic that is rich in tone, robust and comfortable to hold for long periods of practice or gigging.
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. The element has the widest frequency response and dynamic range of the Silver Bullets with a slightly lower sensitivity and a higher headroom to distortion compared with the high-z Silver Bullets range. By varying the degree of cupping you can create a range of clean sound effects and by turning up the mic and amplifier gain (with a touch of reverb) you can also introduce a light-touch of distortion. This is in contrast to the heavy crunch sound of the high-z Silver Bullet microphones. These dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging and especially suits playing cleaner sounding blues, melody, country, funk, reggae, soul 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 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 small and 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 chunky terminal volume knob is 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 added distortion effect or control unwanted feed-back issues. To maintain a set volume level while disabling the mic mid-performance, you have the option to use the “one-click disabling feature” of this mic. This enables you to quietly disconnect the lead by one click while firmly retaining jack-plug connection until you are ready to play again. 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 that looks great but also adds some additional grip, seal and protection.
This high impedance dynamic mic’ is top-of-the range in sound, feel and playability.
- 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
- Two-stage mesh and foam to reduce breath noise
- Shock-mount design reduces handling noise
- Rubber sleeve to improve hand-seal (removable)
- One-click disabling feature (disconnecting sound but firmly retaining jack-plug connection)
- Impedance: Medium 4KΩ +/-10%, unbalanced
- Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
- Weight: ultra-light 110g
- Dimensions: head: 3.8cm, length: 9.0cm
- Copper-plated housing for RF/EMI signal protection
- Dynamic Silver Bullet microphone
- Leatherette pouch
- User manual and 1-year warranty
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.