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Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone  

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Shaker's Mad Dog harmonica microphone adds a totally new dimension for harp players to explore. Imagine a mic with a full, rich voice; a lot of bottom end; and a mid-range with complex overtones and s... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Shaker's Mad Dog harmonica microphone adds a totally new dimension for harp players to explore. Imagine a mic with a full, rich voice; a lot of bottom end; and a mid-range with complex overtones and smooth, clear treble-that's the Mad Dog. Now imagine a microphone the size of a walnut that's so ergonomically perfect that it stays just where you put it between the webbing of your fingers, eliminating hand fatigue and freeing your hands for gestures, while giving you the ability to wail without worry. The Shaker harmonica mic features a purposeful shape, a large-diameter dynamic element housed in an injection molded sono resin case, and it's distinctly voiced to emphasize lower mid frequencies, creamy tonality, and a great response. You'll develop new techniques never before available to harp players. The Mad Dog microphone has a more aggressive, almost industrial look and the design is a balance of form and function. It's a serious tool for serious harp players. Shakey Joe of Shaker mics says, "The Mad Dog is so awesome it even makes me sound good!"

Shaker Harmonica Microphones are part of a sophisticated music making system, one that includes the harmonica, the player's hands, the microphone, the amp, and the player's personal techniques. Traditional methods of measuring response and behavior become pretty much irrelevant because Shaker's don't fit strictly into the established categories of polar patterns. By using a sampling of the harmonica's sound and directing it through acoustic ports into a volume-tuned chamber, Shaker harp mics become, in essence, miniature hand-held recording studios. This is known as Shaker GNS technology, or good noise sampling, resulting in great tone, extreme technique sensitivity, and tremendous feedback. Designed and engineered by Shakey Joe, these mics are totally handmade in the US and use as many American-made parts as possible, making Shaker microphones the real deal. Made in the Arizona desert by harp players, for harp players.

Features
  • Dynamic element
  • Output: 42" cord with 1/4" guitar-type male plug
Specifications
  • Impedance: 500 ohm
    Sensitivity: -70
    Frequency range: 60 - 7,000 Hz
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ShakerMad Dog Harmonica Microphone
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When you want to be heard !!!!!

By Bernie bagpipes N.Y.C.

from New York City

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Ergonomic
  • Extremely Light Weight
  • Less Feed Back
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • I'd Like It In Metal

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • When You Want To Be Heard

Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

I saw some videos and reviews on you tube and I became convinced . These cats took harmonica mikes to another level by thinking outside of the box. No more heavy and clunky harmonica microphones that feed back all the time. You have to practically hold it next to your amp for it too feedback. Really ergonomic too, these guys must have asked harp players what they wanted. I also like the fact that they make 2 models ( Mad Cat & Mad Dog ) ,because harmonica microphones are not one size fits all. I chose the " mad dog " for that deep Chicago blues sound. I love the fact that it's made in the U.S.A. , and every single part down to the box it came in. I bought this from GUITAR CENTER because they were the first big box chain store to carry it. I shouldn't have to wait for a year or two for a store to decide to carry a product. They should look out for me, and GUITAR CENTER did just that . I'm very satisfied, and can't wait to see what products this company manufactures next .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I prefer the madcat

By Harp Player

from Toronto, ON

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    I love the Mad Cat for the nuanced, accoustic style effects I can acheive due to it's small size. The Mad Dog sounds good and works well but is more limited because of it's considerably larger size.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice tone , great sound

    By jacob workman

    from lexington ky

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    This one is larger, hand sounds are harder, but still doable. played through a bugera v22, and this is my go to setup. I prefer this MIC over the usual bullet, and prefer non held mics over mics, but this one is right.

    (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Seemed like a good thing

    By Seaharp11

    from New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    Not what I expected. I sent it back.

    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mad Dog

    By Robert Kelly

    from Santa Fe NM

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    Only change I would imake is a more ergonomic volume control and placement!
    I love it! The size fits my hand so much better than bigger mics and the sound is close to the authentic blues sound! Wish the volume was positioned differently so it wouldnt get in the way of the hand cup!
    Solid enough but plastic feels cheap
    Given all the plastic could be less expensive given other mics of equal

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Howling Dog

    By hotkat46

    from Belfair, WA

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    Shaker's Mad Dog harmonica mic is dine-o-might! Lightweight and made to fit your hand, this mic punches the lower ranges like a sub, but is still true and raw on the high end. Gives me the sound I have been looking for. Good bye heavy bullets and hello Mad Dog and some wah wah. The sound of the Mad Dog is all Shaker said it was and Shaker was right on about the comfort and easy feel of Mad Dog. If you blow harp you owe it to yourself to check one of these bad boy out! Music 132 delivered the unit in perfect condition, and within five work days of placing the order. Thanks one and all.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Mic

    By D.A. Souza

    from Eagle Point OR

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    This mic is the right size and very light weight. The volume control is smoothe and feedback is minimal. It projects every nuance of your playing style and is made by an outfit that really cares about it's products.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love it

    By Paul -Q.WCk

    from Stony Brook, New York

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    I play harp mainly at open mics, and mostly use whatever house mic is handy, usually I'm happy with the results, but there have been a few times where feedback was a problem. I've borrowed a Green Bullet on occasion but it never really felt comfortable. Last night got a chance to test the Mad Dog out at our weekly jam and I fell in love with it immediately. The microphone is extremely easy to hold, I was almost unaware of its presence, it almost feels part of you. Hand effects are easy. I'd say that the mic is very user friendly. The audio quality is clean, and sounds very nice, much like my harmonica with a bit more bass, and since it is cupped in your hands there is no feedback. All in all, so far this is my favorite harmonica mic of anything that I've ever used. Buy one if you can, well worth the $$.

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Cup-a-bility

    By puppy

    from Knoxville, TN

    Comments about Shaker Mad Dog Harmonica Microphone:

    This has a very similar tone and volume as the Shaker Dynamic mic, but it's ergometric design is far superior. It hooks into your grip pretty unobtrusively, and it sits far enough in the back of the palm that you have decent freedom of movement without the harp hitting the mic. Anyone familiar with playing bullet mics should have no trouble using this.That said, the Mad Dog may be just a tad too big for smaller hands, but there's the Mat Cat for those folk (although it supposedly has a thinner tone).The only complaints I have with this mic, is the same as I have with all the dynamic and most crystal harp mics. The volume level coming out is low, and the tone is somewhat harsh and brittle. This means more EQ twiddling on the amp to achieve a good Chicago tone. The Mad Dog doesn't have a bad tone at all, it's not so brittle as a Bluesblaster for example, but it's not a compressed 'beefy' tone of a Green Bullet.Long story short, if you like the tonality of the Green Bullet, get a Green Bullet because so far I've found nothing that comes close to it's output and tone.But if you like a more variable harp mic, one that can do rock and Chicago style blues with a bit more mid-range bite than a Green Bullet and can also handle delta style work, this is probably the best thing going.The ergometric design is definitely worth the extra few bucks.The ONLY unique criticism for this mic is nit-picky. The vol knob isn't the style and location I'd put it were I to design one from scratch. However, it works just fine as it is.BTW, Shaker does make them for lefties as well (those who hold the harp in their right hand while 'wahing' with their left). Just call 'em up.

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