Hey friends,
I'm trying to wire a lavalier mic into one of my gas can builds. The flexy metal pour spout will house the mic and (hopefully) I'll be able to sing into the spout while playing. I know...ridiculous. The plan is to wire mic and pickup to a three way switch and treat the mic loop as a pickup (does that make sense?) the problem- the mic needs to be powered.
I've got 9v bumped down with a resistor for the proper power to be supplied. I've got an 1/8 inch aux plug to plug the mic into. It has 3 posts coming out the back. I'm pretty sure I have all the correct components but I have no idea where to run the wires in between. I'm pretty sure I've been about as clear as mud in trying to explain this. At any rate, I need help.


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Sorry, Sikes, I have no idea but I love the idea of it all. Singing into the spout. Genius! All the best with it and I hope you can share a video once it's done.

Bear :)

You tube is your friend!


Hope this is what you need.

Thanks! This is something I've done MANY times. I wish my problem could be sorted with the youtubes...I've yet to find what I'm looking for.

treating the mic (3 wire) as a pickup (2 wire), use pins 1-ground and 2-positive from the mic, ignore the other one (3-negative)

Sounds interesting. I know Jack White had a pull out Bullet Mic in one of his guitars.The bullet most likely a high impedance mic that does not require phantom power.

I think your biggest problem with the mic will be feedback.

Okay I get it now, I thought it was inside the guitar instead of detachable from the guitar. My Bad, carry on.

If you're referring to Jack White's Shure Green Bullet mic, it actually winds up inside the guitar. There's footage of it in "It Might Get Loud" where he shows it being installed.

But there are commercial solutions for Adam's design. A belt pack clip-on lav mic, powered by a single 1.5 V AA battery, would be the easiest.

My understanding is that he wants it wired into the spout of his gas can so he can sing into it and  follow the same signal path as his pickups. Paul you are right feedback will be an issue.

How about a Tin Can Mic like CBGitty sells wired through the guitar's controls? It could be hooked up to the can spout for an echo/reverb effect like a Talkbox.


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