I got the mic! It sounds great through anything I've tried it with. Overdrive, effects, etc. are all clear as a bell. I was able to crank the amp and hold the microphone up to the amplifier and not get feedback at all! I may be 18, but I know good tone when I hear it. Thank you for sharing this with me and for sending it so quickly! I'll definately be giving out your card at the next H.O.O.T. meeting (harmonica organization of Texas).
"Josh "The Goose" Rucker from Allen Texas, December 2000
Hi Silk, I have had the chance to play my new mic, and I tell you it is the best mic I have ever played through. Despite its size the mic puts out so much power. The sound is there, clear as a bell,.... feedback,...what's that???,....not with this baby,.... the "honk" is there! With the cupping technique you can either get a nasty down to the alley sound or simply a clean strong sound depending on the mood...a truly awesome mic..very versatile...All this just because your hands are pretty much free to use to cup your harp and create all those effects as you would while playing acoustically..and that, my friend, makes all the difference..The mic will put out anything and everything that you are able to dish out ...I love it and I am going to tell my harp playing friends about it.....Thank so much,...truly this mic is the "Holy Grail"..
"Chili Harp", Tampa Florida August, 2000
Thank you for sending the mic. I've been using it for a couple of days now and I like it better today then the first day I got it.... and l liked it the first day. It has loud volume at the low ends of the harp and I actually
turned up my Sonny Jr #1 amp to 9! But what I like the best is I can get the "Wah Wah" effect which I could never do with the other mics.......At first I missed having a big mic in my hand because it seemed like part
of the process, but now it's better not having a big mic in my hand. The only thing I'm worried about is dropping it then stepping on it, man, that's
one small mic with a big punch..... I like it!
Rick Sr. from Sacramento, Ca. June 2000
Recently, I got to play two full sets as a guest musician with my
"regular band". I ran my full setup with them: the Microvox Harmonica Mic,
through a DOD dvf 94 Digital Delay into a Pignose thirty lined out to their PA.
I asked for a "hot" volume setting on their PA system, turned the Pignose
up to 85% and controlled the overall volume with your harp mic.
That night the sound was great. With those settings, distortion was
easy to get by full cupping, and a full variety of effects was attainable.
The mic's volume control and hand positions were all that was
needed to work with the rest of the group. They repeatedly asked me
for solos.... a surprise "first". Their sax player also plays harp and
he got me into answering his horn licks. Great fun with your mic. It is
truly an improvement over the others I have tried, Silk.
"Doc Lafayette", Dubuque, IA
I promised I would give you a review of the Microvox Harmonica Microphone
System. The first time I used it was at a gig. I should have
played with it for an hour or two ahead of time, but no, I liked it immediately.
There was no awkwardness in holding it at all, it fit through my fingers
and stayed in place without ever thinking about it. It's like playing without
a mic in your hand. The purists who think that only a Green Bullet
or some ancient bus station microphone are the only way to go are nuts.
Those mics won't touch what this baby can do.
What you said about the Microvox Harmonica System was correct, it produced more volume at the same amp settings than any other mic I have tried. At the end of the night I was impressed and proud of my new purchase. On subsequent gigs I began to get wired into the tremendous variation in tone quality that can be obtained from the mic by different hand positions. We have played 4 gigs since I bought the mic 3 weeks ago and I'm still learning some new tricks with this mic. I don't want to sound exactly the same in tone on every song, now I can create the right sound for each song. This mic is for me.
One of its best features is more volume. That first night with the new mic I took my old Supro amp along to the gig. Unbelievably, I was able to use the small Supro amp that night without being overpowered by the rest of the band. Now that I have spent several hours with the new mic I now feel that I have my sound. My band members and the audiances have all been very complimentary of my new, improved sound. This is what I live for!
Dave, I'm very happy that I found your website. You are welcome to use these comments as a testimonial for your mic. I hope to jam with you someday. Sincerely,
Joe"Professor Mojo" Mauldin
Jay Schermer, 2nd Childhood, Classic RocK & Roll, Los Angeles, Ca.
Geo (Harp man for the "Thumpin' Puppies" and the "Depot Boys" in west Texas)
Stan Van Sykl, (Harp and Bass) Ms. Julia & The Blue Cats - San Diego, California
Mike (Harp Player) "The Downsized Blues Band" - Novato, California
Your friend in Pa. David
Your friend in Pa. David
Chris Whitby, - San Luis Obispo, CA
I am truly impressed!! The sound is great, the volume control on
the PSU gives me more
Meg, Flutist from "In His Name" Clinton, New Jersey