Wireless Mic Question/Setup for Dan Kelly
- Subject: Wireless Mic Question/Setup for Dan Kelly
- From: "Kevin Taylor" <kdtaylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 21:11:25 -0500
I've tried to reply to list member Dan Kelly at dankelly26@xxxxxxxxxxx
and it keeps bouncing. Here's my original message which may be of
interest to harp-l at large.
I use a Sampson Airline wireless unit for guitar (~$300). I can get
maybe 80-100 yards away - far enough that I can't hear my amp. (I
tested this by walking down my street with my wife waving at me when I
said, "Can you here me now - good!") Fresh batteries are crucial!
Sampson sells one for Stratocasters that points out at a 45 degree angle
and a Gibson one at a 90 degree angle. I use the Strat model since the
Gibson would be a bit more cumbersome. Here it is:
I have the old switchcraft jack on my JT30. I have a switchcraft to
1/4" adapter that I plug the Sampson into. I used to use it for the
entire gig, but realized that it does affect the tone. I think it's the
input impedance mismatch and I don't see how I could alter it on the
transmitter unless I built it into the mic. If I cut the treble on my
amp some it improves the tone, but not as good as straight in with a
I usually have two mics on stage. To setup, I set the amp volume with
the wired mic (I don't use volume pots on my mics). I then leave the
amp volume alone and connect the wireless. The wireless receiver has a
gain control and I use that to set the wireless volume. As I mentioned
above, I usually cut the treble with the wireless.
Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, let me know. I have
no affiliation with Sampson or Same Day Music - your mileage may vary,
etc, etc, etc.
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