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CHROME CRYSTAL BALL

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HARPMAN
Feb 25, 2009 12:21 PM GMT

I have CHROME CRYSTAL BALL MIC.

It bought at Kevin`s HARP HOUSE.

It has Japanese element but sounds good, and mid boost wiring (probably).


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Feb 27, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Can you post a photo?


Mar 05, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>Drew R

See photo at my blog.

http://ameblo.jp/harpman/entry-10219069985.html


Mar 07, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

It is basically the same thing as the mics Rod Piazza was selling with the "Rod mod" which was take out the XLR connector and the 500K pot that was being used, and replace it with the screw on connector placed in the spot where they were prior to 1984, and a volume pot with the correct value for a crystal/ceramic mic, which was 5meg, plus a low value capacitor behind the pot, so that when you roll down the pot, you don't lose the mids and highs, and the main difference between the ones Rod was doing and the ones Kevin was putting out was that Kevin never put the capacitor there, which allowed it to have the same overall sound no matter how high or low the pot was turned.


Mar 07, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>Barbeque Bob M

Thanks Bob, I understand too.

I want Rod mod mic.


Mar 08, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
Oisin Replied:

Nice mic harpman. How does it sound?

Oisin


Mar 09, 2009 9:30 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>Oisin

It sounds "FAT" than JT-30(80`s).


Mar 13, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
Louis Lam Replied:

Is this mic still available? Where do you get them?


Mar 13, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

I have a gray Crystal Balls from the now-defunct Kevin's Harps. It's a good sounding mic--much cleaner than my rat JT-30 with a CR element, but it still has a nice rasp. My mom bought it for me as a birthday present 15 years ago, so I'll never part with it.

Kevin sold the business to some new owners who called the business Best Little Harphouse. They abruptly closed their doors last year, leaving many people in the lurch who had placed prepaid orders. You can read some of the comments of those happy customers on their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/harphouse



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