Microphones Clip-on sax mics

Col

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Sorry, I know this has been discussed before, but I'm thinking of getting a clip-on mic and want to know what's best.

I use a Shure 57 which is great but I can't play and look at the drummer at the same time, so thought a clip-on would be the solution. However I need a mute switch as with one band I dep. with don't tell me the key or even song before it starts ( and never rehearse), so I have to work it out during the first few bars.

I'm out of work to add to matters, so can't afford a lot I've seen (wireless ones mainly).

What's a good bargain?
 

dooce

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I use a Shure 57 which is great but I can't play and look at the drummer at the same time,
Why on earth do you want to look at a drummer? Most of them look like the cast of ChimpWatch......

To be serious, not sure if there is such a thing as a clip-on with a built-in mute switch, unless you route it through a foot pedal or use a belt-mounted pre-amp with an on/off switch. Look on sax.co.uk - they have pretty much everything that is available.
 

thomsax

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I tried to paste a pict here with some info about CC's sound equipment anno 1984. Didn't work!!!
 
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Col

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Thomas that is great, I love CC as well and I love the idea of attaching a SM57 like that, I wonder how he did it without hurting the bell?
 

thomsax

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A saxtech helped me to do a stage/brace in flat aluminum. They were about 25-35 cm (the shorter for tenor and the longer for bari). They were shaped after the bell and in the end a micholder for a SM57 were mounted. I used "silver-woven - tape" to get it on the bell. The dog collars of our fox terrier also worked. They didn't leave any marks. A simple and cheap way to get a clip-on mic.

Thomas
 
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