[Harp-L] Microphones for Harmonica playing
Sat May 29 14:35:16 EDT 2021
An inexpensive (about $20) electret lapel mic will work well. Because of its tiny size, it can be completely enclosed within your hands without interfering with your cupping actions.
Many much-more-expensive harmonica mics use electret elements in some kind of simple enclosure.
Electret elements produce a hi-fidelity signal without characteristic distortion. I use mine with an amp or mixer having equalizer and reverb adjustments.
Electrets require a battery to power an internal transistor. The battery lasts a very long time if you remember to turn it off.
Do not buy an electret mic that does not have a battery pack and an on/off switch. These will only work on a computer or device that supplies the voltage.
Give it a try. If you don’t like it, you are only out $20 and you still have a lavaliere mic.
> On May 28, 2021, at 7:18 AM, captron100--- via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
> Connie Estep <esteplectricco at xxxxx> wrote: I'm looking for a microphone to use with a 10-hole harp. Any recommendations would be welcome!
> Connie, I suggest that you check out this link from one of the most expert and informative harmonica related authorities on the planet - Pat Missin. When on this site, be sure to click the main index link for a look at all the info that is offered - https://www.patmissin.com/ffaq/q33.htmlron
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