[Harp-L] Harp-L Digest, Vol 216, Issue 2

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Sun Aug 15 04:51:02 EDT 2021

I also have a bulletini with volume control.  It's the BEST imho. Blues Girl PhyllisCuriosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.Samuel Johnson    In a message dated 8/15/2021 12:08:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, harp-l at xxxxx writes: 
I have the Bulletini with volume control and cordless transmitter- and loving it🎶

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> On Aug 14, 2021, at 12:59 PM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx> wrote:
> Subject: [Harp-L] bottle o' blues mic -- is there a hidden flaw?
> Peter Beck wrote:
> I learned about the Bottle O' Blues microphone from Richard Hunter's
> website, and I like the way it sounds when he plays it. I think I want to
> buy one.
> The thing is, I'm a pretty regular reader of the posts on harp-l, and I
> don't recall this mic ever being mentioned. So I'm wondering if there's
> something about it -- it's too fragile, or it turns into a pumpkin at
> midnight -- that keeps it from being considered along with the usual
> suspects.
> I'd appreciate any wisdom anyone has to share.
> ***
> The Bottle o' Blues is a good blues mic, albeit with a limited range of
> tones that tends to the grittier.  At the price there's not much I'd rather
> use.
> That's "at the price".  The Silverfish Silver Bullet mic is about $120, and
> it's more flexible than the BoB.  The Bulletini without a volume control is
> about $190, and it's the best of the lot n terms of the range of material
> you can cover with it.
> But if you want tough tones at a low price, the BoB will do the job. It
> took me about 15 years to break mine, so on a per-year basis the price is
> low.  Nothing wrong with it beyond the tonal limitations described above.
> As an alternative, the Bone Daddy mics are also low-priced, and some blues
> players seem to like 'em. I haven't tried it, but it might be worth a look.
> It's the only thing I know of that's price-competitive with a BoB, yard
> sale mics not included.
> Regards, RH
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