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Thread #136840   Message #3127047
Posted By: Bernard
02-Apr-11 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Need help fitting accordion mic NLincsUK
Subject: RE: Need help fitting accordion mic NLincsUK
I've been using a MicroVox system with a Sennheiser radio mic pack for a few years, now - I can wander off anywhere I like whilst playing!!

The microphones need velcro pads sticking in strategic places, but that means they don't need to be on the instrument all the time - if I'm out with the Morris or doing a song gig, for example, where I'm not using a sound system.

As my 120 bass Hohner Musette IV (Swiss!) is black, the velcro isn't obvious when the mics aren't there.

I do use mics on stands from time to time, but it isn't necessary to use three stands if you use side-arms - I have one stand with two side arms, so can have three mics on one stand. I use an SM58 for my vocals, and a pair of AKG C1000 large diapragm condensers for the instruments, which usually include English and Anglo concertinas, guitars, mandolin and banjo in addition to the accordion! Much simpler than swapping connections around!