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 Re: clarinet barrel mics
Author: Ralph Katz 
Date:   2005-10-06 23:52

Barcus-Berry had one a few years ago that was supposed to be mounted in the mouthpiece. I did that, an $250 experiment for the mpce and mike. Results are mixed, and I am sure they will be similar for the barrel mikes.

I have a decade-old Barcus Berry epoxied into a mouthpiece, but my experience was not optimal. There was an enormous hum, which my friendly neighborhood electronics wizard fixed with better internal grounding in the pre-amp box, and by changing connectors to ones with better shielding. Their newer products may work better. If you want to go this way, check with the manufacturer first. If they install it, you may have some recourse if it doesn't work.

1) Your instrument has to be in top notch shape or your mike will pick up a lot of key click noise.

2) Full notes (3rd line B or low E) will be noticably louder than the throat tones. The only way around this is with an external boom-let mike like the AMT's.

3) These are really good in windy conditions.

4) For those times you don't want to sound exactly like a clarinet, these can be really good for feeding your sound into an effects processor (tube amp, flanger, fuzz tone, overdrive, chorus, or one of the newer DSP boxes that emulate these.) Compression will minimize effect 2 above, but limit your effective volume control, unless your effects box has a volume pedal.


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