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sidenius

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So, I decided to copy Pete's DIY clip-on mic (http://tamingthesaxophone.com/saxoph...pon-microphone) and purchased a Realistic Electret 33-1063 Tie Pin microphone on the Bay.
My idea was to spend a little more on the materials in my attempt to make it look more "pro".

At Thomann I found the 17£ "Superlux PRA-383 Replacement Clamp" (http://www.thomann.de/dk/superlux_pr...zhalterung.htm) which had the gooseneck and the clip, I was looking for. The clip is originally adapted for trumpet but mounts perfect on the sax.

The Realistic Electret Tie Pin comes with a "needle clip" (or what ever it's called) for attaching to clothes (like a earstick).
This is perfect for mounting the mic on the Superlux clamp. I just drilled a small hole and stuck in the needle.
I put in a little sticky tack (I would have used Sugru but was short of that) between the clamp and the clip to stabilize.

I also considered mounting the microphone reverse in a small cheap foam windscreen and just squeeze it into the two rings on the clamp

Pictures of the De Luxe DIY mic:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/65181365@N02/71Z1DC
https://www.flickr.com/gp/65181365@N02/8Y5618
 
kevgermany

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Looks really good. What does it sound like?
 
sidenius

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Actually I have not tested it yet :)
I totally relied upon Pete's review and the sound clips on his web site, where he compares it to other mics
 
ProfJames

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Looks good. Be interesting to hear the results. What was the total cost?
 
trimmy

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Very professional looking :thumb:

Total cost ?
 
sidenius

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Well - I ended up paying a little more for the Realistic Electret 33-1063 Tie Pin microphone than Pete did.
Included shipping to Denmark it costed med £31.
£17 for the Superlux PRA-383 Replacement Clamp - so all in all £48.
Still not expensive though
 
ProfJames

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Can't wait to hear the result Sid, when are you going to post some sounds?
 
guyfromthesticks

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Looks very professional certainly looks worth the effort. Well done
 
altissimo

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do let us know how it sounds and post some clips if you can :thumb:
 
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nice looking kit
 
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This Audio Technica mount may be another good option. It looks like the wind screen is included, but I'm not positive.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...8&&device=c&network=s&matchtype=b&locationid={loc_phyiscal_ms}&creative=388201626384&targetid=dsa-824852042819&campaignid=6730319002&gclsrc=aw.ds&&mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=984185277&rkg_id=0&campaigntype=dsa&campaign=aaDSA&adgroup=984185277:DSA%20-%20Product&placement=google&adpos=1t1&creative=388201626384&device=c&matchtype=b&network=s&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIysfD6_XO5wIVbxitBh1qeAHFEAAYASAAEgJoEPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
 

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