Re: [Harp-L] Microvox, Audix Fireball

Hi Steve,
I know how to make that Fireball enclose and grind more, if one wants more
grind.  I've done this mod several times to other ball grill mics and once
to SlapBackSlim's Shure 565 and turned it into one of the hottest mics
you'll ever run into.  Those 2 mics aren't even in the same category as the
565 just smokes the fireball.

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 1:32 AM, Steve Baker <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've used a Microvox condenser mic on numerous occasions since the late
> 80s. It was primarily developed for stringed instruments and consisted of an
> electret element enclosed in a rubber surround to avoid contact noise,
> connected to a battery & volume control belt unit with a 1/4" jack output.
> Like that you could hold it between your fingers and I met a number of chrom
> players who liked it for a clean acoustic sound. Personally I cut it out of
> the rubber, put the element into an Astatic shell, embedded in a circular
> piece of foam rubber behind the grill, and played through whatever amp I was
> using at the time. I still quite like the sound for some tunes and used this
> rig for several titles on the recent BluesCulture CD such as this version of
> Bill Withers' "Who is he?" (playing through a Fender silver face Princeton
> Reverb):
> I tried an Audix Fireball a couple of years back but was not really
> impressed as the ball shape makes it impossible for me to enclose it
> properly. I personally feel the subject is overrated and have gone back to
> playing acoustic harp on stage through my vocal mic, generally a Shure SM58,
> after using a Beyerdynamic M160 for some time. Too much trouble having 2
> mics.
> Steve
> Steve Baker
> steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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