[Harp-L] Chromatic mic

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Sun May 1 13:03:26 EDT 2016

Hi, Daniel. I have a Fireball and a regular 58. The Fireball is bassier sounding (perhaps even muddier) for vocals, which can be a good thing for harmonica. Haven't done a detailed A/B between the Fireball and 58 for chromatic. Toots went from using the standard 58 to Greg's version, possibly due to shorter stick and lighter weight. Hermine Deurloo also uses it.
For a completely acoustic sound, I have an Audix tiny condenser that I mount on my wrist and aim up at the opening between the heels of my hands. I run this thru an AKG wireless, with phantom power provided by the belt pack. Winslow Yerxa
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      From: Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at gmail.com>
 To: Robert Hale <robert at dukeofwail.com> 
Cc: harp-l harp-l <harp-l at harp-l.org>
 Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 10:25 PM
 Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Chromatic mic

What do you see as the relative strengths of the Fireball V compared to the SM58 or BlowsMeAway's version of the SM58?


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> On Apr 29, 2016, at 8:33 PM, Robert Hale <robert at dukeofwail.com> wrote:
> Yes, it's a clean tone mic.
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:49 PM, Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Robert
>> Do you use the fireball V with a chromatic harp? I want a clean sound.


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