You can preorder at Rockin Ron’s for $159.99. Expected ETA is early February. Looks interesting but I’ll wait for the reviews and sound clips before grabbing one. I still like my Roadhouse I paid $49.00 for.
I have a few mics, and it’s happened a couple times now that my favourite has developed a problem after awhile of frequent use. I’ve been considering bulletini. Bulletini still looks good to me at this stage. It’s a known quantity. But I am interested in this mic too.
more new gear? why not strive to be that harmonica player that sounds great no matter what mic he/she uses? (understanding that some people just get off on the gear aspect itself)...
I remember reading about the parties/gatherings amongst the 1960 jazz elites - one such party was in a big apartment that just had a spinet piano....and it was reported that all the other pianists were amazed about the fact that when Bill Evans sat down and played it, he made the spinet sound like a grand piano... ---------- The Iceman
Well I have no idea what this one may sound like, used to be a bullet had some hot CM or sweet crystal element in it. I went through all the GAS a couple of decades ago. Probably a dozen amps and that many mics have come and gone. At some point I ended up with a nice hot EV mic modded by Greg Heuman, a Shure 585, and most recently a Shaker dynamic with an IMT. Most times we play acoustic but when we get an amp/p.a. gig it's nice to have a few options.
Playing mostly acoustic does challenge you to find your best sound straight up.
And too, the p.a. we use has some nice effects that deepen a harp tone through an sn57 or 58, so I have all bases covered. But the simpler the better. ---------- Music and travel destroy prejudice.
I’m not chasing a sound from a mic. I mean, I have preferences but these days I’m looking at reliability and comfort. Comfort might be an unwinnable battle but I’m still hopeful. Most of my gear purchases were long enough in the past that reliability has started to become an issue. When something breaks and you figure you’ll repair it, that’s ok. When the replacement breaks and you still haven’t fixed the first one, that’s an irritant. The 3rd time I think it’s looking indicative of a trend.
I'm trying to decide what to buy to replace my Yeti. (The headphone jack has been wonky for a while but now I'm getting shocks.) I'm leaning towards the Yeti pro. It seems to have both an XLR and a micro USB. I like the optional directional recording options for those rare times I have someone over who wants to record (Dear Dan... you haven't been over in a year... your bass amp is still sitting in my living room and I don't have much space!)
The Yeti is a bit of a beast for a stage setting though. I'd kind of like a mic that was designed to be a stage mic but threw in a micro USB (or wireless?) just for when you want to go straight into the computer for recording without having to keep track of an adapter. I see a couple other options on the market, but anyone know of anything relatively inexpensive that would sound good with harp?