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Microphones Any Good?

Jules

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I've got one on my saw.... very noisy but it works ok. If you put that on a sax I'd anticipate ear shatter levels of keywork clatter....
 

jbtsax

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They work ok when used with a tuner---for amplification purposes not so well. The energy of the body vibrations even at the bell are insignificant when compared with the soundwave inside the tube.
 

Jules

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ever seen Shooglenifty? their banjo player's got MIDI Pick ups......
 

ProfJames

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Sorry guys but can you explain what the "Cherub" actually does?!
 

Jules

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Its clip on microphone (contact mic)... the mic diaphram's inside a suction cup meaning it's very feedback resistant but picks up EVERYTHING its in contact with, whether you want it to or not....
 

Andrew Sanders

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Banjo it is then lol. Turned out nice again.

Colin you have been reported to the Banjo Mafia, (local representative Mr Old Git and you will be having a visit).

Don't you think we have a hard enough time as it is?
 

old git

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Andrew,
It is pointless trying to educate the great unwashed. Best to keep the secrets of clawhammer, double thumbing, pull offs, the 60 odd tunings and inside and outside rolls to the cognoscenti. Seeing they need how many pages of Gary instruction to improvise, would you trust any of them to fit a new velum or adjust a neck?
 

ProfJames

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I wish I understood what is written in some of these threads!
 

Colin the Bear

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My mother used to say " Wish in one hand and pee in the other. See which gets fullest first"

he hey. Never touched me
 

kevgermany

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I wish I understood what is written in some of these threads!

The secret is to nod sagely, memorise it and trot it out sometime in the future when you're sure your audience won't have a clue, but needs to be impressed. They, not wishing to show their ignorance will then play the same game, marking you down as either an expert in the subject, or an expert bulls...ter, both of which will increase your standing in their eyes.


It's just like sax players improvising by quoting each other's standard licks....
 

old git

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The secret is to nod sagely, memorise it and trot it out sometime in the future when you're sure your audience won't have a clue, but needs to be impressed. They, not wishing to show their ignorance will then play the same game, marking you down as either an expert in the subject, or an expert bulls...ter, both of which will increase your standing in their eyes.

World War 3?
 

Colin the Bear

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Well it arrived. I must say I'm quite impressed.

https://soundcloud.com/colin-the-bear/cherub-test

Clipped it on the bell of the tenor and gave it a blow into audacity. No effects, Had to reduce the input on audacity to 2/10.

I can't hear any key clatter.

The cable it comes attached to is quite thin and only 3m. The clip has a rubber grip and there's a rubber pad on the piezo itself.

It certainly has possibilities. And under £3.
 
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