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Hi,
I'm looking for some kind of adapter, that allows me to use a standard mic as a clip mic. I'm looking for Bari, Tenorand Alto.

DIY solutions welcome :)

Has anyone seen something?!

thanks

Chris
 

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I've seen some players try this. It does, however, really unbalance the horn, especially alto.

Just curious, why do you want to do this, when you can buy a decent clip on mic for less than $200?
 

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You could probably find an old Shure Keen Clamp. D a search for Keen Clamp the creator of the Keen clamp either posted here once, or a close friend did. It's heavy Piano wire formed in a semi circle that clamps on the bell, and has a spud for a mic clip. I use it with and old E-604 type mic, and my wireless transmitter. It worked well, but it does add some weight.
 

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hakukani said:
I've seen some players try this. It does, however, really unbalance the horn, especially alto.

Just curious, why do you want to do this, when you can buy a decent clip on mic for less than $200?
Hi, I'm not in the position to spend much money right now.

I'm not too good or heavily gigging, just occasionally.

This seemed a good possibility to buy something now and upgrade later. Thomann here in Germany has quite usable mics fo 30€ so buy one of these now, and buy something better later.

But maybe I think about buying a clip mic...

What about a Beyerdynamic Opus 62 ?

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btw, I'm planning to use this with a Low A most of the time if this is important.

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Not a solution I would recommend: I knew a guy who played alto and tenor in funk bands in the Dallas, TX area back in the '80s. He bought two Shure SM-57's and duct taped one INSIDE the bell of each of his horns. When he switched back and forth he would just unplug the mic cable and plug into the other horn/mic. Truly a DIY solution! :D
 

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The Audio Technica is 130 Euro + Shipping what I could find online.

Too much for now. These Mics are rare on eBay, so nearly no occasions.

Maybe I'll see what happens, whether I get a few more "gigs" and some money comes along (I always go 50:50 with my mom - she payed for the lessons for a long time^^)

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