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The Red Howler harmonica mic from Digital Reference is a dynamic microphone with comfortable handling while providing a rich, warm tone. It's tailored frequency and unique shape make it ideal for handheld use during a harmonica performance. A volume knob on the back enables you to adjust the volume during a performance. It has a 3 meter cord to give you plenty of room for getting down during your solos.

A dynamic mic with an omni-directional polar pattern, perfect for blues harp players.

FEATURES
  • Professional harmonica microphone for use with amps
  • Rich, warm tone
  • Comfortable grip
  • Attached 6mm x 3m dual-core shielded cable
  • 1/4" plug output connector

Order a Red Howler Mic next time you're ready to rock the harmonica.

SPECIFICATIONS

Red Howler Harmonica Mic

  • Type: Dynamic microphone
    Polar pattern: Omni-directional
    Frequency response: 100-6,000Hz
    Sensitivity: -48dBV/Pa (4.0mV/Pa) at 1000Hz
    Rated impedance, unbalanced
    Min. Loading Impedance: 100kOhms
    Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on output plug
    Dimensions: 63mm x 80mm
    Weight: 650g (with cable)
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Digital ReferenceRed Howler Harmonica Mic
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Good audio (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Compact (8)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Red Howler Set s A Standard

I am very much impressed with the range and the quality of sound the "Howler" projects. From the "highest" of highs to the down and...Read complete review

I am very much impressed with the range and the quality of sound the "Howler" projects. From the "highest" of highs to the down and "dirtiest" of lows. I play and/or practise daily and have never had a problem with the mic. Using primarily the Hohner Blues Harp and Special 20s, it truly delivers an amazing sound at either end of the harp. I find that the cord being hard-wired to the mic prevents an accidental disconnect (I've stepped on too many cords). The center detent on the volume control lets me know exactly where I am on the mic gain without looking at the knob. Having used the "Howler" for nearly a year, I am totally pleased with it's performance and recommend it to anyone, Pro or Hobbyist. The Red Howler is in my opinion, a great value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weak, thin, wimpy tone in cute shell

The 4.9 Stars rating is the obvious result of industry spamming of the review section. This mic looks pretty good at first glance. From there, it's all downhill. The "handgrip"...Read complete review

The 4.9 Stars rating is the obvious result of industry spamming of the review section. This mic looks pretty good at first glance. From there, it's all downhill. The "handgrip" grooves are too far back to be of any use. That's not where you hold a bullet mic if you're trying to seal off the handcup. The cheapo dynamic, 100-6,000hz element is wimpy, thin, and devoid of any hint of drive, grit or compression. The mic is clearly an attempt to deceive the inexperienced player based on the "look" alone. Not a decent deal at even half the price. Save your $$, get a real harp mic.

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1.0

not a good harp mic

By 

from boulder

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

not a good sounding mic for harp - lacks good bass response - many other better alternatives out there . For example the U.S. made Shakers - here is a good relatively low cost one on MF: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/dynamic-microphones/shaker-dynamic-handmade-harmonica-mic-1-4-inch-jack?rNtt=shaker%20mic&index=2

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5.0

Excellent Mic

By 

from Illinois

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

    Once I figured out the right grip and adjusted settings on my amp it gave me a rewarding sound. Having volume control knob at my finger tips is another plus. It is sturdy and the long cord allows playing from
    anywhere in the room. Very pleased.

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    5.0

    It'll honk when I want it to and still cut through the mix.

    By 

    from East Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming with friends
      • Performances

      Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

      I can't think of one thing that is negative about this microphone.. I use it plugged into any amp I own and get great sound from all of them.. The only microphones that can top this thing are custom made and sell for 5 times or more than what I paid for the Red Howler I bought on sale from Musician's Friend.. It appears to be a more robust product than either of my 2 Green Bullets or Blues Blaster.. Unless your amplifier isn't up to par and needs to be worked on or replaced or maybe just adjust the tone and volume settings on your amp..

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      4.0

      Perfect -- now the mic moves with me!

      By 

      from Calabash, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

      • A Little Heavy But Ok

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

      Now I don't have to worry about maintaining balanced volume by playing to a stationary mic.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A huge bang for the buck

      By 

      from El Paso, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

        For the the price and the quality, you just can't go wrong. The kicker is the TONE. I tried one years ago with Fender Blues Junior and a couple of other tube amps and, about took my head off. I was impressed with the tone. I love my Astatic and EV vintage mics however ,pound for pound, this mic is a force to be reckoned with. The volume control with the detent is perfect and the R&D folks must of read my mind when they formed the shell with grips. I just recently purchased a Red Howler with hardly any time on it and, I am waiting for my Mesa Boogie 5/50 to arrive. I just can't imagine what the sound will be like, but I know it is going to be dangerously tasty. I highly recommend this michophone to any and all Harp Players.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty decent mic

        By 

        from sebastopol Ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

          I saw one disser on this mic that claimed the 5 stars must have been some corporate thing to sell em and that cat is dead on wrong. I have been playing harp since 1971, Have quite the collection of vintage mics from shure green bullets from the 50's and 60's, many astatic JT30's etc etc. I got one of these red howlers as another harp playing friend loved his so I just had to check it out and gotta say, this mic has plenty of mojo. the finger grips are pretty cool and this here mic sounds great through any of my vintage amps as well as my newer ones. I highly recommend it a for the price, gonna be way hard to beat it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It really grabs everyone's attention.

          By 

          from Reading, PA.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • None to date

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

          Gives a vintage Blues sound even when played through my Yamaha PA Amp. But it really came alive when I plugged it into my Fender Tube Amp. It sounds great when I record with backing tracks. But when I sit in with a local band at night and start whaling on a blues number it really grabs everyone's attention.

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          (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Weak, thin, wimpy tone in cute shell

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Hand Grip
          • none

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Hammer Paperweight

          Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

          The 4.9 Stars rating is the obvious result of industry spamming of the review section. This mic looks pretty good at first glance. From there, it's all downhill. The "handgrip" grooves are too far back to be of any use. That's not where you hold a bullet mic if you're trying to seal off the handcup. The cheapo dynamic, 100-6,000hz element is wimpy, thin, and devoid of any hint of drive, grit or compression. The mic is clearly an attempt to deceive the inexperienced player based on the "look" alone. Not a decent deal at even half the price. Save your $$, get a real harp mic.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Mic

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

              Would definately recommend

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Red Howler Wolf

              By 

              from Utah

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

                A perfect equivalent of the green bullet and slightly warmer sound. Fights feedback well. Work best to just run thru the guitar pedal train with some delay, compression, and a touch of tremelo...Paul Butterfield all over again.

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