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Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone  

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Overview
  • Crystal element
  • Solid pewter grill
  • Smooth volume control
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $159.95
  • Your Savings:
    - $32.00
  • Your Price:
    $12795

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No, it's not a showerhead, it's a pewter-grill harp mic with a vintage crystal sound.

The coolest thing to happen since carbon and crystal were put with brass, wood, and wind. The Shaker Retro Rocket is a truly beautiful harmonica microphone that's basically a no-nonsense, bullet-type Shaker mic retaining the qualities that made the great original bullet mics so special.

The Retro Rocket harmonica mic has all the snap, crackle, and pop that any blues/rock harp player could want. It's the real deal—a cast metal alloy body with a black crinkle powder coat finish, and high-output crystal element. It features a solid pewter grill and a 1/4" output connector. It's 40% smaller than traditional bullet type mics, and is ergonomically shaped to give harp players an in your face, aggressive tone. This is one high-output microphone with over-the-edge dynamics and a truckload of harmonic overtones. According to Retro Rocket endorsers, this mic rejects feedback better than any other bullet mic made.

Shaker Harmonica Microphones are part of a complex music making system, one that includes the harmonica, the player's hands, the microphone, the amp, and the player's personal techniques. Traditional methods of measuring response and behavior become pretty much irrelevant because Shaker's don't fit strictly into the established categories of polar patterns. By using a sampling of the harmonica's sound and directing it through acoustic ports into a volume-tuned chamber, Shaker harp mics become, in essence, miniature hand-held recording studios. This is known as Shaker GNS technology, or good noise sampling, resulting in great tone, extreme technique sensitivity, and tremendous feedback. Designed and engineered by Shakey Joe, these mics are totally handmade in the US and use as many American-made parts as possible. They're made in the Arizona desert by harp players, for harp players.

Features
  • Crystal element
  • Solid pewter grill
  • Smooth volume control

Harp mics don't get any more old school than this Retro Rocket bullet mic that will bring your harp performances to the next level.

 

Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone Specifications:

  • Impedance: 500 ohm
  • Sensitivity: -60
  • Frequency range: 30 - 10, 800 Hz
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ShakerRetro Rocket Harmonica Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    not worth the money...................

    By mudrat

    from brockton mass

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • It Is Small Fits In Hand
    • Lightweight
    • Small Cups In Hand Well

    Cons

    • Not Bluesy Too Expensiv
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone:

    I ordered this mic with high expectations on the sound quality.It is no better than my blues blaster, It does not come with cords it has a thin cloth carrying bag which will not fit a cord,
    not for a serious BLUES player, it isno better than a voice mic

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Retro but cool

    By Greenote

    from Santa Cruz

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Retro Sound

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone:

    great looks and lovely gritty lofi sound

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This mic rocks.

    By Captain

    from Vail.co.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone:

      Wow , best sounding harp mic by far. I play this through a Vox Ac120 amp that I mic to to board, gives a great harp clean pure sound. When you want dirty growl it is there. Super feel in the hands. My harps have never sounded better!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Harmonica microphone par excellence.

      By Fredward

      from Iron Range MN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Looks Good
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Cannot Think Of One

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone:

      This is the finest harp mike I've ever used. There is no feedback. It is durable. I am happy with this. This is how it should be. Sure its a few bucks, but ya get what ya pay for.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone

      By Corky

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Feedback reduction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Harp
      • Performances

      Comments about Shaker Retro Rocket Harmonica Microphone:

      I was using the Hohner Blues mic with remarkable feedback problems. The Retro Rocket resolved that. Cupped, in fornt of amp, no feedback. Musicians Friend was the low-cost provider. Fast shipping. No directions in the box. The mic will accept the entire 1/4 inch shaft. Push hard!!

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