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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-08-05T12:34:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=10092 2009-08-05T12:34:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=97474#p97474 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> Statistics: Posted by JakeyVimto — Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:34 pm


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2009-08-05T11:35:38+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=97470#p97470 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]>
JakeyVimto wrote:
hey kenny! Just to say, the mic I bought off of you is a beauty, Mickey I would listen to Mr blues devil. He knows good gear...


Hey Jakey - thanks dude - it is a great mic and frankly the tip of the iceberg when it comes to technobird's products. I will be doing an article for our website (http://www.bluesdevils.co.uk) on it as an extension to my amplified tone guide which is up there just now (check it out and ignore the spelling mistakes).

If you are at a loose end we are playing in the Scotia Bar on Sunday at 4.00pm.

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2009-07-22T02:34:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96969#p96969 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]>
http://www.planetharmonica.com/ph2/VE/TMI-micUK.htm

And use a 'hearing' element from an old land line phone handset, and you can get the cost down to a couple of quid.

And a Mitchum roll-on deodorant bottle makes a great shell (just punch out the ball and drill lots of small holes in the cap) - and it certainly is a talking point.

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2009-07-21T18:38:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96963#p96963 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> Statistics: Posted by JakeyVimto — Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:38 pm


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2009-07-20T21:05:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96918#p96918 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> Statistics: Posted by blues devil — Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:05 pm


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2009-07-19T18:20:40+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96889#p96889 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> i truly believe all musicians should own a shure sm/57 and a 58 before they own anything else.
i would suggest that if you are playing into a PA to first get a shure sm/57,sm/58 or 545,unidyne etc.a great option is to get one customized with inline VC by greg at http://www.blowsmeaway.com i have no affiliation with him,but he has good stuff that pros like jason ricci and charlie musselwhite use.i bring it up because you specified a desire for a VC.an electrovoice re-10 is also a nice choice.

if you are planning on playing into an amplifier,i would suggest a bullet mic with a shure CM/CR element.
Image there's a few of mine,but of course i have more.

good shells are astatic JT-30's,t3's.200's(with the handle,that could be chopped)turner bullets,shure 520's and 707's,EV 605's and 606's etc.or you could put a CM in a bullet motorcycle turn signal like a ruskin mic,which is a very nice option.

ultimately i think it is good for a harmonica player to have both a straight mic and a bullet,but i think a good start if you don't have an amp is with a shure straight mic.

www.myspace.com/shakeylyman

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2009-07-19T18:01:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96888#p96888 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> Statistics: Posted by gheumann — Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:01 pm


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2009-07-18T23:06:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96873#p96873 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]>
the thing about all the lesser known crystal mics is, i suspect their freq response is also lesser than the tried and true crystals like those found in vintage mics. this spells lesser performance on stage. the clarity of a crystal is really nice sometimes for chromatic playing and for gentler styles. but there is not near tyher bottom end on a crystal as on a cm or dynamic element. i use a custom ruskin built crystal mic and like it a lot, but for real work horse heavy lifting- into a vintage tube amp- i prefer a cm element vintage mic, which i have a couple, a 707a bullet and a recently modded e-v m43u i got on ebay. the e-v was low-z until greg heumann installed a transformer in it along with a volume pot and a switchcraft connector. it's my favorite mic so far, ever. in all i spent near $175 to purchase it and get it how i wanted it, but if you look on ebay you'll see mics going for twice that which do basically the same thing. and this e-v is about 2/3 the diameter of an average bullet mic so is easier to get a tight cup on.

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2009-07-18T19:32:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96858#p96858 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:32 pm


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2009-07-18T17:12:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10092&p=96854#p96854 <![CDATA[Re: Bushman VHM-7 Torpedo mic: opinions?]]>
That mic has a fairly cheap vocal element in the center of the shell - with air all around it. You will get no grit and no response from cupping it. It is a very clean mic. If you want clean however, I think you're better off with an SM58. If you want dirty, you're better off with a vintage mic. There are simply NO current production bullets with tone worth a damn because there are no production elements that cut high frequency response like the older crystal and dynamic elements did.

The Bushman mic is also low impedance, which for most people is nothing but a pain in the ass if you intend to plug into pedals or a guitar/harp amp - which are high impedance devices.

A volume control can be added - in fact you can rip the element out and put in a good CM or CR - and end up with a nice mic. But that's an expensive way to buy a shell.

/Greg
http://www.blowsmeaway.com

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