Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone  

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The Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone is a hand-held mic with volume control that produces that classic, dirty Chicago blue harp tone. Requires standard XLR mic cable (included) and lo-to... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone is a hand-held mic with volume control that produces that classic, dirty Chicago blue harp tone. Requires standard XLR mic cable (included) and lo-to-high impedance transformer with 1/4" plug (product# 427600 or 270570) to plug directly into your amp.

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Hohner1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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2.0

A Real Disappointment

By imctt

from East Coast: NJ, NYC

Comments about Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone:

Right out of the box, the fit and finish was horrible. The blue metalfllake paint had drip marks in it, the chrome grill had sharp edges (unsanded burs) for my hands. Plug it in and it's shrill beyond belief -- the volume control helped none, feedback was awful, no matter where I tried to hide. I found this product flat out unusable, and I've been around mics for 40 years. This one has sat in the box ready for auction from day one... just haven't gotten around to it. I've always admired several of Hohner's blues harps, and am a loyal brand customer, but this mic is a dud. By the way, I was not allowed to trial test this against a Green Bullet because air goes through it, and you know the rest of that PC story. But if I had, I'd have saved that $75, a headache, and spent a little more for the Shure Green Bullet. If you do, you'll be glad you did.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love mine; bought another for a buddy

By RSteve

from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone:

I gotta admit to being a microphone junkie. You know the type; maybe the next mic will sound a little better or a little different. Maybe it's my 64 year old ears that need some help. I own a Green Bullet, Nady Bushman Torpedo, and a Blues Blaster. I like 'em all and each for a different purpose, besides playing harp. The Bushman is a 200 ohm harp mic with excellent voice response; the Green Bullet is a hi-Z mic that barks right into a guitar amp without a transformer and the Blues Blaster is multipurpose, if you remember to buy a lo to hi Z line transformer. I like the sound of the Blues Blaster and I haven't had a lick of trouble with it. The volume control is a plus, though when I'm running it through a Shure X2U USB interface to record direct to a computer it's not a necessary accessory.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Blues Mic!!

By Peter Bode

from Cleveland OH

Comments about Hohner 1490 Blues Blaster Harmonica Microphone:

I've been in blues bands for many years and have used many a mic in my day. This one does everything that I expect from a harmonica mic. The sound is great, the look is sharp, the sound through an effects board is one that I cant get anywhere, and the overall ease of use and performance is terrific! The main thing that sold me (besides the name recognition and sound I expected) was the detachable mic cord. Believe it or not, many harp mics have an attached cord-- if it goes bad, your out of luck. Here you can abuse the mic and it will still be resilient to the work. As you can tell, very pleased and this is definitely going to be my primary harp mic from here on out.

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