|PICTURES & SOUNDS|
This microphone combines the best features of a lavalier and a ring microphone with a volume control in an all-rubber (Neoprene) housing. You can wear it on any finger and comfortably hold and cup your harp like you do when playing without an amp. The electronics will add any amount of distortion you need to produce the tone the pioneer harmonica players got from their microphone and amp systems. Registered with USPTO.
The HARMONICA HONKER uses an electret condenser microphone element that is specially connected to give you excellent dynamic range. This tiny element, in the palm of your hand, sends your music through the electronics in the box that lets you control your tone. You can go between pure, clean concert harmonica to raunchy, powerful bluesharp with the twist of the dial.
The HONK control on the electronics box is a pan-pot that fades between your CLEAN signal and a new-style tone booster ("FULL HONK"). This circuit gives you "even" harmonics (not like guitar effects) and gives your sound a horn-like quality. The HONK control lets you "dial in" the degree of "fatness" your sound will have. Along with this, you can hear all the hand effects (and subtle mouth effects) you use when playing acoustically. This gives you a wide range of tones and a real variety of sounds to match different styles and moods of music. The box itself is black ABS plastic with gold printing.
The HONKER fits your hand and stays securely on your finger. You don't have to think about holding on to it or worry about dropping it. If it does fall, the HONKER is so light that it will not self-destruct, but merely bounce! The Neoprene housing cushions the tiny element and all internal wiring is Teflon insulated for flexibility and resistance to wear.
The BELTPACK (shown) and LOWBLOWN models let you clip the box on your pocket and use your own cord to the amp. For a wireless rig, all you need a 1-foot jumper cord and SOME transmitters PLUG RIGHT IN to the box! With the FULLBLOWN model, the electronics/battery box can be tucked under the handle of an amplifier or placed on the floor next to a stompbox. Stick-on Velcro patches could be used to put the box at any other convenient spot.
If you'd like to hear my story about the development process, go here.
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For an OBJECTIVE COMPARISON of the HONKER and SEVERAL OTHER MICs, HIT THIS!
All of the following were recorded with a Panasonic TC-90A cassette on Maxell UR tape using the built-in microphone.
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And, a customer actually using the Honker for this; compare the sound of the Bullet to the Honker...
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