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Reed TrillerFeb 03, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
A while back I posted asking if getting custom paint jobs on harps would mess up the way a harp plays...
I was wondering if there are any mic sellers/makers or harmonica customizers who do detailed special paint jobs on mics. Pretty much all I see are one color paint jobs.
Most of what I see on mics is one color.
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Try here: http://www.mrmicrophone.com/home.html
Kingley beat me to it. Mr Microphone is the guy - that's Dennis Oellig and he is a great guy and a great craftsman.
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I've seen some awesome stuff from the guys at http://www.harpmicgaskets.com/
If I could keep the mic from getting scratched up I would have a custom paint job on my... when I get money list. But it is my nature I guess. If it is new and nice I'll mess it up somehow. :-)
I can tell you this - if an automotive class, catalyzed paint is not used, the paint will NOT hold up. Its why I don't paint mics. A long time ago I did one for myself with that totally cool color changing paint that's sold along with the automotive touch up paints at places like Pep Boys or Kragen - it looked great but not for long. So be forewarned if you decide to try this yourself.
Yeah I agree with Greg. Paint tends to not last too long on mics.
Better options are powder coating which is a very hard finish and comes in almost as many colours as paint. I'm also a fan of chrome and nickel plating.
Jeff Spoor of www.harpmicgaskets.com is the man for powder coating.
Greg Heumann at www.blowsmeaway.com is the man to see about chrome and nickel plating.