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Harmonica Mics (Microphones)

Mics & Amps- Mics (microphones) and amps (amplifiers) are what harmonica players use to be heard when playing with other amplified musicians. Mic and amp setups are also responsible for creating a more distorted and saxaphone-like sound a la the "Chicago Blues" sound. Mics are a very personal choice and will function and sound different depending on what kind of amp you use with it.


Buy Hohner Blues Mic Blues Blaster Harmonica Mic w/ Cable Package- This is one of the standards and favorites of blues harmonica players (especially Chicago Blues stylists). Unlike some of the other microphones available for harmonica players, this mic comes complete with a volume control for better on stage volume control. This mic/cable package includes a Rapco XLR to 1/4" 20 ft. high-impedance mic cable for plenty of length to plug directly into your harmonica amp, guitar amp or PA system.
Hohner Hoodoo Hand Harmonica Wireless Microphone System Hohner Hoodoo Hand Harmonica Wireless Microphone System- The Hoodoo Hand system allows you to use your natural hand cupping and playing techniques while eliminating the need to deal with bulky bullet-style wired microphones that have traditionally been the primary choice for live performance among blues harp players. The mic nestles in a clip with two finger holes that slip over your middle and ring fingers. Hohner includes two clips with different finger hole diameters to fit a wide range of finger sizes. Without a bulky mic occupying most of the cavity formed by your cupped hands, an acoustic space is created for producing a wide range of effects like flutters and tremolos. And because it's easy to create a tight seal between your hands and mouth, your sound has all the punch and dynamics you could hope for.
Shaker Madcat Harmonica Mic Jack Shaker Madcat Harmonica Mic- The Madcat is a miniature, handmade mic made expressly for the harp player. It cups easily in the hand letting you produce very natural wah-wah sounds while putting the lid on the harp player's biggest enemy--feedback. It's equipped with a volume knob, short 1/4" cable, and comes with an extender jack for connecting a longer instrument cable. This is a great alternative to bulkier, heavier bullet-style mics which doesn't compromise on the filthy tone blues players demand.
Dave Gage Thoughts: A slightly smaller and brighter, with more high end, version of the Mad Dog. The sound is more similar to the blues harmonica mic sound of the past. With good breathing, it's easy to over-drive the mic for a distorted blues sound. Because of the emphasis in the high end range of this mic compared to the Mad Dog, it tends to feedback at a lower volume (which is not much of a problem in the recording studio or if you mic your harmonica amp on-stage).
Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone- A second generation Madcat microphone for those who love the ease of using the Madcat, but want a BIGGER bottom end. What does it sound like? The tone is very "Butterfieldish". Definitely unique. Same ergonomic shape as the Madcat, but with a bigger bottom pod. Very technique sensative due to its large diameter dynamic element. This mic has a big bite!
Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone- The Retro-Rocket is Shaker's newest addition to their line of harp mics. As its name suggests, this mic has a look reminiscent of the older stylized bullet mics. The Rocket is smaller than the older bullets, making it easier to cup in the hands while playing. A volume control is located on the rear of the mic for convenience. Features: Aluminum-Zinc Alloy Cast Body, Pewter Cast Grill, Crystal Mic Element, Hand-made in the USA, Switchcraft Screw-On to Female 1/4" Adapter Included. Like a lot of the vintage bullet mics, the Rocket requires the old style Switchcraft screw-on connector.
Buy Nady VHM-7 Bushman Torpedo Vocal/Harmonica Microphone Nady VHM-7 Bushman Torpedo Vocal/Harmonica Microphone- The VHM-7's cardioid pattern, dynamic cartridge produces the thick, fat tone needed for cupped use with a harmonica as well as extremely smooth, clean vocals. The VHM-7 allows singing harp players the convenience of playing and singing through the same mic without sacrificing sound quality. The chromed aerospace metal casing not only looks retro-cool, it's bullet-proof tough and comfortable to hold. Fluted design allows shaping of wah-wah sounds and altering tone while virtually eliminating feedback. Engraved model number and supplied chromed mic clip complement the mic perfectly.
Shaker Dynamic Handmade Harmonica Mic 1/4 Shaker Dynamic Handmade Harmonica Mic 1/4" Jack- "This tiny, handmade dynamic mic is designed for the harp player seeking huge, fat tone without the bulk and feedback of traditional mics. It cups easily in your hand so that you can produce cool acoustic effects normally limited to players who use a mic on a stand. The built-in, detented volume knob cuts you free from your amp's volume control and the feedback-resistant design lets you get as loud and nasty as you want. Equipped with a 1/4" guitar jack."
Shaker Dynamic Handmade Harmonica Mic 1/4 Shaker Crystal Hand Made Harmonica Microphone 1/4" Jack- "This tiny, handbuilt mic mimics the sound of traditional, bulky crystal mics beloved by harp players. Its diminutive size lets you easily cup the mic and it reproduces wah-wah effects beautifully. The handy detented volume knob lets you roam free from your amp control panel or independently set your own level when playing through a PA. The Crystal Shaker is also very feedback-proof so you can get loud without painful squeals. Equipped with a 1/4" jack."
Shaker SCXLR Crystal Element Harmonica Microphone Shaker SCXLR Crystal Element Harmonica Microphone- This tiny, handbuilt mic mimics the sound of traditional, bulky crystal mics beloved by harp players. Its diminutive size lets you easily cup the mic and it reproduces wah-wah effects beautifully. The handy detented volume knob lets you roam free from your amp control panel or independently set your own level when playing through a PA. The Crystal Shaker is also very feedback-proof so you can get loud without painful squeals. Equipped with an XLR jack.
Audio Technica Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Mic (PRO41) Audio Technica Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Mic (PRO41)- This cardioid dynamic step-up is built to survive the realities of day-to-day use and still produce clear, full-range vocal reproduction every time. Its superior internal shock mounting reduces handling noise. The microphone's cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.....
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