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 Re: clarinet barrel mics
Author: Bass 
Date:   2007-03-19 19:08

Hello Kokanis,

even the $3,000.00 mics have almost nothing in them, it is not what is in them, rather what goes into them from developing to construction. take a computer chip for instance, it probably has few pennies worth of materials in it but they sell for hundreds of dollars. all these product, mics, transducers, hearing aid, etc... are a matter of personal preference, some people like the way they sound some don't. and five years for it to last is actually good considering the environment its used in.

Since i make the PT100 clarinet pickup, i can give you some breakdown of what it takes to make one.

1. Electronic Materials, approximately $10.00
2. Parts Machining and finishing (hard anodized), approximately $80.00
3. Labor for assembly and testing, approximately $15,00
4. Packaging, approximately $1.00
5. overhead cost, we have a full machine shop, engineering department, and over 8000 sf building. you can do the math!!!
6. over $10,000.00 developing, paying pros to test the product for me and marketing, which I’ll never get back.

and i sell it for $135.00 i hardly make any money on this product, but it does give me joy to know that people like Lefteris Bournias, Serkan Cagri, many other pros and all of the people who used the PT100 love it.

Be Well,
Bass

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