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Moz

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I use a Shure M87 mic at gigs but am tired of being fixed to one place. I have looked at sax mics and in general they are so bloody expensive. However I have come across the Sennheiser E608 SAX Mic at about £125 and am tempted. I thought I would seek the experience of fellow giggers out there before committing....

...so, anyone know about this mike, especially with regard to the microphone picking up the clatter of the pads?

Cheers

Martin
 

johnboy

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Hi Martin, I don't have any experience of this mic. but I'm sure you'll get replies. However, one thing you'll find, is that you will need a volume control (unlike a stand mic., you can't pull away from it!).
On page 3 of Horns & Accessories, I've posted a thread (Bell Mics.) you might like to look at.

John.
 

saxnik

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Can't do better for most gigs than SD Systems - I use an LCM94 condenser with built in volume control on the preamp (Johnboy prefers a dynamic mic, and fair enough). I also use a Shure Beta98 radio pack, but there's no volume on that, you're at the mercy of an engineer.
In general, find a quality mic by checking the frequency range of the mic and the suspension of the capsule. Ideally the range should be <20hz to >20kHz, and if the mic head is damped on rubber shockmounts to prevent key clatter through the system, you can't go far wrong.

Cheers,

Nick
 

Jules

Formerly known as "nachoman"
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+1 for SD systems if your budget stretches to one. Better sound reproduction, physically more rugged and more volume before feeding back.....
Audio Technica are good, but watch out for any cheaper radio sytem- even if the mike's good, the transmitter/reciever will probably 'colour' your sound quite a bit....
 
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