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Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder

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The Cab Grabber from Audix is an innovative miking solution for guitar amps and cabinets. Holding mics weighing up to 1 pound, the Cab Grabber works ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Keeps your mic securely fastened to your amp or cab.

The Cab Grabber from Audix is an innovative miking solution for guitar amps and cabinets. Holding mics weighing up to 1 pound, the Cab Grabber works on cabinets with 14" or less depth. Keeps your mic precisely positioned.

Mic Holder does not come with wire clips.

FEATURES
  • An innovative miking solution for guitar amps and cabinets
  • Allows for precise positioning
  • Simple, elegant, compact, and easy to use
  • No tools required
  • Adjustable, tension-held
  • Mic arm hand tightens firmly into position
  • Holds mics weighing up to 1 lb.
  • Works on cabinets with flat surface or recessed edge
  • Will clamp to side of cabinet or over top
  • Fits 8"-14" cabinets and amps
  • Durable steel construction
  • Clips sold separately
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AudixCabGrabber Microphone Holder
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

audix cab grabber microphone holder

The audix cab grabber is functional and well designed. The "heavy-duty" spring is strong and takes some strength to put the bar in place, but once in place, it's...Read complete review

The audix cab grabber is functional and well designed. The "heavy-duty" spring is strong and takes some strength to put the bar in place, but once in place, it's there to stay. That being said, there are a few issues that need to be voiced, (1)The product workes great with smaller combos. I have a blues jr. and a messa nomad 1x12 and it works great. The mic can be placed anywhere from about the center to the edge of the speaker with no problem, but with larger 112 combos, there are problems, a)because the mic arm is only about 5"(from bar to the end of the mic arm) plus a mic clip (about 1")you only have about 6" from the edge of the amp to the positioned mic. I have a fender pro reverb with tilt back legs. The pro is approx. 26" wide. Center of the amp is 13"(from the edge of the amp), a 12" speaker would extend 6" from that 13" center on each side. With these measurements. the audix cab grabber would just barely be at the edge of the speaker (90 degrees on axis). b) Also the tilt back legs have to be "tilted back" for the bar to fit securely on the side of the amp(no big problem). c) Putting the bar across the top is not a good idea because of getting in the way of the control knobs. Positioned from the bottom is almost impossible. There is a SOLUTION. I use a 6" gooseneck adapted to the arm of the grabber. This gives me that additional length to place the mic well inside the diameter of the speaker, to find that "sweet spot" With the added weight of the gooseneck and the mic(I use a shure beta 58) the mic holds its position very well. The cab grabber works great with 212 combos or 412 cabs. If you use a larger 112 combo, use these simple calculations to determine the position of the mic or buy a gooseneck

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Not for every cab or speaker

Given how it won't work with my setup, that it has limited placement options, and that it picks up cab vibrations, I had to take mine back. Just didn't work out for...Read complete review

Given how it won't work with my setup, that it has limited placement options, and that it picks up cab vibrations, I had to take mine back. Just didn't work out for me. If you've got a brighter amp like a Fender or speakers where miking up the cone edge is what you're after, then you might have a different experience.
Clamps securely over the top or on the side of your cab or combo. Keeps mic placement from moving. Clips hold the mic cable in place out of the way. This is great for crowded stages and consistent mic placement.

However, if you have a cab or amp like a wide body 1x12 combo, or one that requires mic placement more toward the center of cone, on the cap edge or even right in the middle, then this isn't the product for you. Unless you're miking it off-axis, perhaps. The cone edge is not the ideal mic placement option for every amp, cab, and speaker, as some other reviewers suggest.

My Mesa amps with Black Shadows, which are very dark, like to have a 57 pointed straight on where the cone and dust cap meet. I've even had a really good sound guy point a kick drum mic at them straight into the center, and it sounded awesome. With the wider body combo that I have, which also has a slanted top which precludes clamping to the top, you can't place the mic where it needs to go.

The clamp also, naturally, picks up cab vibrations. If you've really got the amp cranked up, this can be a problem too. But some cabs resonate pretty well at median volumes, so again, you're out of luck
Sturdily made, should last forever. No complaints here.
Really pricey for something with limited placement options.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not for every cab or speaker

By Karl Houseknecht

from Palmyra, VA

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Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

Given how it won't work with my setup, that it has limited placement options, and that it picks up cab vibrations, I had to take mine back. Just didn't work out for me. If you've got a brighter amp like a Fender or speakers where miking up the cone edge is what you're after, then you might have a different experience.
Clamps securely over the top or on the side of your cab or combo. Keeps mic placement from moving. Clips hold the mic cable in place out of the way. This is great for crowded stages and consistent mic placement.

However, if you have a cab or amp like a wide body 1x12 combo, or one that requires mic placement more toward the center of cone, on the cap edge or even right in the middle, then this isn't the product for you. Unless you're miking it off-axis, perhaps. The cone edge is not the ideal mic placement option for every amp, cab, and speaker, as some other reviewers suggest.

My Mesa amps with Black Shadows, which are very dark, like to have a 57 pointed straight on where the cone and dust cap meet. I've even had a really good sound guy point a kick drum mic at them straight into the center, and it sounded awesome. With the wider body combo that I have, which also has a slanted top which precludes clamping to the top, you can't place the mic where it needs to go.

The clamp also, naturally, picks up cab vibrations. If you've really got the amp cranked up, this can be a problem too. But some cabs resonate pretty well at median volumes, so again, you're out of luck
Sturdily made, should last forever. No complaints here.
Really pricey for something with limited placement options.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

audix cab grabber microphone holder

By m-meadows

from myrtle beach, s,c,

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Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

The audix cab grabber is functional and well designed. The "heavy-duty" spring is strong and takes some strength to put the bar in place, but once in place, it's there to stay. That being said, there are a few issues that need to be voiced, (1)The product workes great with smaller combos. I have a blues jr. and a messa nomad 1x12 and it works great. The mic can be placed anywhere from about the center to the edge of the speaker with no problem, but with larger 112 combos, there are problems, a)because the mic arm is only about 5"(from bar to the end of the mic arm) plus a mic clip (about 1")you only have about 6" from the edge of the amp to the positioned mic. I have a fender pro reverb with tilt back legs. The pro is approx. 26" wide. Center of the amp is 13"(from the edge of the amp), a 12" speaker would extend 6" from that 13" center on each side. With these measurements. the audix cab grabber would just barely be at the edge of the speaker (90 degrees on axis). b) Also the tilt back legs have to be "tilted back" for the bar to fit securely on the side of the amp(no big problem). c) Putting the bar across the top is not a good idea because of getting in the way of the control knobs. Positioned from the bottom is almost impossible. There is a SOLUTION. I use a 6" gooseneck adapted to the arm of the grabber. This gives me that additional length to place the mic well inside the diameter of the speaker, to find that "sweet spot" With the added weight of the gooseneck and the mic(I use a shure beta 58) the mic holds its position very well. The cab grabber works great with 212 combos or 412 cabs. If you use a larger 112 combo, use these simple calculations to determine the position of the mic or buy a gooseneck

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a graceful solution

By papadoodle

from PA

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Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

Audix Cab Grabber: I've owned it about a year, using it on my Hot Rod Deville 212, and it works perfectly. I like our stage setup to be as clean looking as possible, and this cab grabber really helps, eliminating extra mic stands. This is especially helpful on cramped stages! A note to those complaining about not being able to position the mic at the center of your speaker... why in god's name would you be trying to do that? You're supposed to position the mic toward the edge of the speaker! 66% of the distance from the center is the general rule of thumb. Season to taste, but definitely not the center! I wholeheartedly recommend this item. I gave it a slight ding for "value" because the price seems a little steep, although you can easily spend alot more for a traditional mic stand, the cab grabber is a much more clean & graceful solution.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

useless and overpriced

By Nard

from Los Angeles

Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

It doesn't fit a Marshall cabinet, which is 14" and it says it fits up to 14". Well if you stretch it real hard it will, but it won't grab right so it sits very unstable. It also doesn't work on a Fender 1x12 combo because it doesn't reach far enough to the middle. Even if it fits, you are restricted to only a few mic positions. This thing is way to expensive. The concept is great, but the measurements are wrong. I wasn't able to try it out and see if picks up the vibrations of the cabinet. I wish I had not ordered it. Now Musician's Friend is making me pay for the return shipping, on top of my disappointment. Thanks!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad

By Likwyd

from La Grande, Oregon

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Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

Excellent product. Grips the Spider III cab just awesome. I think for this price, even though it was brought down $10 since I placed the order, it could at least come with a MIC CLIP! Unless I was just the unlucky one who didn't get one in the packaging. The concept of the grabber is really cool as there isn't much competition on the market but I still think, for what it's worth, it's a little overpriced.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Dan

from Niles, MI

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

    I'm using mine on a 70's Silver Face Princeton Reverb and it works great. I "park" it in the open back when transporting my amp and when setting up simply pull it out & attach it to the side - no dragging an extra mic stand. I was concerned about mic placement so I also purchased a 6" goose neck. It turned out that was unnecessary as my EV RE-11 lines up just fine off axis mid cone on the single speaker. I have no worries about the strength of the spring - manufacturing is well thought out. It looks clean on stage, the sound is very accurate. There are counterfits out there and this is a bit pricey, but I really like all the features of the Audix Cab Grabber. If it'll fit your cab it is very convenient.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor quality

    By The 5505

    from Greater LA

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    Pros

    • Good idea

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Small Cabinet

    Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

    Basically, the cab grabber didn't extend far enough to clamp on to my Sunn 4x12 cab. In addition to that, the clamps were both cracked, although they still functioned and I imagine they wouldn't break further. I'm really shocked at the poor quality of this. I expected better from both the name and from the price as well. I will be returning this. That said, I imagine that this may work on a smaller cab and be okay, but for the price and with today's competition, I expected greater than this.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice thing to have around

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

    I got mine a few days ago and it just clean things up. It's nice to not have to worry about tripping over the stand and then having to refind you spot. You can just set it and leave it for days and never lose your spot. Nice thing to have around for sure.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It works great.

    By Twanger-qYqZB

    from Northwest

    Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

    I used it on a Marshall 4x12, Boogie Nomad, Fender twin and deluxe reverb. You can put a mini boom onto the standard 5/8 threads if you need to get to the center cone on some amps (usually not a good sound). Most mics you buy come with the clip that fits them and again those fit on the standard threads.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good product, some hints...

    By Eddie O

    from San Francisco Bay Area

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    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

      It's a good quality device that does what it is claimed to do: clamps onto the side or top of your amp to hold a microphone in place for stage use. I don't think placement is accurate enough for serious studio use. But the spring is strong enough for my Fender Deluxe, MojoTone "Super" cab, and Marshall JVM410C.

      Hints: place the device on the LEFT side of the amp (facing the amp); that way the swing arm hold the mic tightens DOWN, so it won't loosen due to vibrations. The mic stays put.

      Even though the indents don't fit the front of a Marshall cab (the front edge is much wider than a Fender, for example), there is a pad that holds sufficiently.

      If you have a mic like an SM57, etc. (or the Audix ones), you can get it right up to the grill cloth.If you have a Sennheiser e609 or similar that wants to lay flat, you'll need a short gooseneck to bend it in closer, and you can get the mic to be flat.

      Fender "tilt legs" like on a Twin Reverb or SuperSonic get in the way - you'll need to move them back even if you aren't tilting the cab.

      To get precise placement, remember that the swing arm doesn't need to be a right angle - you can move it around before tightening it up to get the mic pointed where you want. And a gooseneck helps that as well.

      If you cab is really deep, Audix make an "XL" model.

      I'd give it 5 stars if the clamps came in other sizes to better fit cabs with wide front bezels; if the swing arm were adjustable for length and distance.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      LOVE IT!

      By saustindavis

      from Spokane, WA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Space Saver

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Studio

        Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

        I got this bundled with an Audix i5 and have used it at almost every show since I received it. It saves floor space, and you don't have to worry as much about kicking the mic stand over or the mic moving because it go bumped.

        I did notice that it doesn't work for every amp thought. some of the side walls are too thick, or the amp isn't wide enough on the sides for it to grip properly. In these cases a mic like the E609 is good so that it can lay flat against the grill by being draped over the top of the amp.

        I gave it 4 stars because of the limitations it has with thickness of the amp walls and the dimensions of the amp. It has worked fine on the two Fender amps I've owned, but I noticed it didn't like a Marshall that I tried it on. Other than that it's a great product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works GREAT!

        By Gman1

        from Highland, MI

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

          I'm using a Fender Blues Junior III and it fits perfect. It holds the mic in place, perfect position!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little Device!

          By TonyKor

          from Long Island NY

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          Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

          I use a Carvin Legacy II and it fits just great. The arm's swing is plenty to get the speaker wherever I want( for me it's close to the outer edge of the speaker)I bought this because my amp is on the platform with the drums and besides constantly getting knocked around, the mini stand I had in front of my amp really picked up the kick and vibrations.This solved that problem just as I hoped it would as the mic is nicely isolated. I may buy another and have two mics at different axis points.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Odd Mic Placement!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

          I cant get the Mic to reach the Cone! (Center of the Speaker) on my Mesa Combo its off about 5" or Line 6 for that fact with a 57 Mic. And my 609 is out of the question Just to far away. I have some different mic holders which seems a little more stable and positioned better. I may return this not sure yet . Plus a lil pricey . Ok though if your not particular about mic placement on certain amps. lol

           
          5.0

          Better than expected.

          By Matt

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

            Very pleased with the cabgrabber. Hold mic securely and clears space which is great for some of the tight stages I play on. It was heavier than I expected and made mostly of metal. It looks like it can withstand a lot of use for years to come. It has exceeded my expectations thus far.

             
            5.0

            Good design

            By Catherine

            from Fayetteville, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

              I use this to mic a Fender Princeton amp. at gigs.

               
              5.0

              Exactly the right part

              By Dan-Einar

              from Bay Area, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Unobtrusivesimple To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Miking A Cabinet

                Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

                It is just what it claims to be: a simple tool designed to do one job perfectly. Obviously designed by someone who does sound, it goes on and off in seconds and doesn't get in the way and isn't vulnerable. Note the dimensions of your cabinet, though, and see if you need an extension. On my custom-built 1x12 cab, I have to mount it underneath because the cab is too wide. Since I put the cab on a stand, that's no problem. I will, however, buy a goose-neck extension for those times I don't use the amp-stand.

                 
                4.0

                Great Product

                By Studio139

                from Kalamazoo, MI

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                Pros

                • Easy to adjust
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording

                  Comments about Audix CabGrabber Microphone Holder:

                  This is my third cab grabber. I suspect that the quality control has improved as it is easier to adjust and holds it's position better than the other two I own.
                  That being said, I love this product it makes set up a breeze.

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