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Where Purchased: Reverb
This was purchased to allow me to play in a large venue without having to stay on top of a Shure SM57 and get clean amplification of my banjo. The sound is very good with no detectable artifacts to my ear. I am running it through an ART Tube pre amp and was able to fill a 250 seat room with no problems. The only small niggle I have is with the mounting bracket. It does the job but can be very finicky in getting it adjusted to the banjo and then must be removed before putting the banjo back in the case. Being a condenser mike it does require phantom power, hence the need for the ART pre amp in the mix. I am mounting this to my Deering John Hartford model. I wish there was an easy way to attach it to my Nechville banjos without modifying it.
Overall Rating: 8
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