Are you able to install either Astatic crystals or vintage Shure magnetic elements into any of the popular harp mics? Either of those elements and others can be installed in most bullet style mics. In most cases, connectors, volume pots, and on-off switches can be fitted as desired.
This tutorial guides you through building your own tone-filled blues harmonica microphone from easily sourced, inexpensive parts. It sounds great. Your labor is free.
Ask any person on the planet to think of a vintage microphone, and the Shure Model 55 is what probably comes to mind. This iconic mic was introduced inand two models that sport the distinctive box shape are still in the Shure catalog. Pretty good for a design celebrating more than 75 years!
The following mics are all suitable for use by harp players. I am not a mic builder. I do not install volume controls and normally do not do repaint jobs. If a volume control is working, I leave it alone, but if it is defective I remove it.
Item - BCRD Note: This is the element only without the transformer. The foil diaphragm provides a thick gritty tone and has fantastic frequency response for harmonica with great bottom end.
Mounted with a fixed cable, vintage black tweed. JOB modded JOB modded - It has a tone-to-die-for!
Last time aroundwe described two kinds of elements used for amplified blues harp — dynamic and crystal elements. These elements came in the Shure and D microphones, among others. The current DX has a more modern dynamic element which is less desirable tone-wise.
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I am also very happy to install a few of inches of high quality wire lead at the asking. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described. Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.