This new microphone for acoustic guitarists provides hi-fi sound while rejecting feedback.
The Guitar Mic Pro by Bartlett Microphones is a pro-quality miniature condenser mic that attaches inside an acoustic guitar for sound reinforcement and recording. It is intended to convey the timbre of the instrument accurately to the audience.
According to Flamenco guitarist/teacher Jason McGuire, "The Guitar Mic Pro is the best thing I have tried on my guitars in 25 years of searching and trying literally every other mic and pickup under the sun. Bartlett Mics are incredibly natural, transient response is amazing and the convenience of phantom power via a standard 1/4" endpin jack is perfect for me and my guitars."
The mic mounts on the front surface of a guitar just inside the sound hole. Two sticky Velcro[R] pads are supplied for mounting. This placement results in high volume from the PA speakers, and it isolates the mic from other instruments.
A microphone mounted inside the sound hole normally sounds boomy, but the frequency response of the Guitar Mic Pro rolls off in the low frequencies to compensate. The result is a natural, non-boomy tone. Frequency response is claimed to be very smooth from 80 Hz to 20 kHz.
Easy to install, the USA-made Guitar Mic Pro includes an endpin jack and a detachable phone-to-XLR cable.
Originally posted 2010-06-30 11:56:38.