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Hand built and custom microphones

thought about how i was using modern mics and effects, mainly distortion and reverb, to record with and it seemed the next step to me was hand built microphones to record with - 

 

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a few of my first mic builds

#3 / coffee can mic with suspension mount - using a 2 x 3 1/2 inch speaker as the "mic"#2 / bud light "tall boy"" beer can mic with standard mount - using a 20mm piezo as the "mic"#1 / milwaukee's best beer can mic with standard mount - using a 1 1/4 inch headphone speaker as the "mic"videos & or sound samples are on my page if you wanna check out how they sound

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Homemade Microphone - Housing

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by Kevin Keating Oct 23, 2019. 4 Replies

What do most use for the mic housing, i`ve seen everything from phones, wood and cans. I use bone only because i have an unlimited amount and it`s already hollowed out. Plus it makes a killer lookin…Continue

Old Telephone Bullet Mic

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello May 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey Guys,I know there hasn't been a lot happening in this group, but hopefully someone will chime in to answer my question...I have this old phone receiver and want to make a couple of harmonica…Continue

Elements

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by PKB Oct 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Thought i would start this discussion on the different tyope of elements that can be used in a harp mic. My first one [ one so far ] i used an old rotary telephone element. Rather large at 2" round…Continue

Harmonica Mics...

Started by Isaac. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Sep 23, 2012. 9 Replies

Hi all! I build harp mics for fun and, occasionally, to do a bit of bartering/trading with folks for other gear. Some time ago, I wrote an instructable on how to make a fully DIY bullet mic. Check it…Continue

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Comment by Dion Bilalis on September 9, 2012 at 8:10am

the Skull mic is a pure beauty Randy!!!

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 8, 2012 at 11:52am

All bone compact harp mic

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 8, 2012 at 11:50am

Rosewood and cow bone...the skull harp mic

Comment by Bruce Trappes on August 26, 2012 at 5:29pm

Geez Randy, that would give me a headache just working out the design and spacing. Nice build!

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on August 26, 2012 at 4:24pm

Mojobone Works...Bone Harp Mic....carved cow bone and exotic paduak, use an old rotary telephone element for the mic...sounds great!

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on August 26, 2012 at 4:21pm

Took me better part of 2 days just to carve the housing

Comment by Ice Bob on December 22, 2011 at 10:29pm

 i love this one its real nasty telephono mic i used on nutbush city limithttp://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/nutbush-city-limit-cover-by-ice-bob

 the shure desk mic is preaty clean on somedays never come    soundinghttp://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/someday-never-comes-coverd-by-ice-bob

Comment by Ice Bob on December 22, 2011 at 10:21pm

Comment by Ice Bob on December 22, 2011 at 10:16pm

i like the 1/4 inch mono jacks so i can plug it into a guitar amp

Comment by Ice Bob on December 22, 2011 at 10:14pm

 

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Homemade Microphone - Housing

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by Kevin Keating Oct 23, 2019. 4 Replies

Old Telephone Bullet Mic

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello May 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Elements

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by PKB Oct 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Harmonica Mics...

Started by Isaac. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Sep 23, 2012. 9 Replies

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