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Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic  

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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 tailore...Read More

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

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.

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
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (14)
    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

    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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    4.0

    Pretty decent mic

    By Kim White

    from sebastopol Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It really grabs everyone's attention.

      By Jackie Blue

      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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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Weak, thin, wimpy tone in cute shell

      By Blueharp1

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Mic

      By George Spires

      from Ohio

      About Me Novice

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      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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Red Howler Wolf

          By Patrick McEwen

          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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Better Than The Bullet

            By The CRB

            from Avon CT

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

              The Red Howler is every bit as good as the Green Bullet at a much lower price . Works best with a tube amp, we use it with a Fender Excelsior.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Deal!

              By Creature

              from Chicopee MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

                I picked this up on sale & it is a great little mic for the money.The volume control is a plus & the tone through my Super Champ is just incredible.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great affordable harp mic!!!!

                By jackblack

                from oak ridge,tennessee

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

                  N/A...see above

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good mic for the harp

                  By Bear

                  from Colorado

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

                    After getting into the blues harp, I knew I needed a mic to jam with buddies and perform. I went with this mic due to the reviews. Once I saw it go on extra sale I jumped on the deal. Mic sounds great, finger grooves make it easy to hold, and the volume knob is great for times when the harp needs not be going. Overall, this is a great value for what you get.

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Little Walter Tone!

                    By A.Tuneman

                    from Missoula, MT

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 20 Foot Quality Cable
                    • Durable
                    • Old Time Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Digital Reference Red Howler Harmonica Mic:

                      This review is a comparison of the Red Howler to
                      an older Green Bullet 520D w/out the Volume Pot.
                      The freq.range of the Bullet is 100HZ to 5,000 HZ.
                      The Howler is 100HZ to 6,000HZ. The tone of both
                      are very close. The Howler is a bit brighter as
                      the specs indicate. A Fender Blues-Deluxe : 40W
                      1-12 was used to test both mics. The Amp settings were : Brt Sw.=Off, Clean Vol.=Off, Drive Select button=ON, Drive knob=2.5, Treble=3, Middle=5,
                      Master=4, Reverb & Presence knobs=Off. The MICs were in INPUT #2. When using the Red Howler my hand came in contact with the Volume Pot and would turn it down inadvertently. Watch out for this. It came with a soft, pliable, yet heavy-duty
                      20 foot cord, same as the Bullet. The Volume and Tone of Both Mics are practically identical. The average listener with closed eyes couldn't tell the difference. Remember: NO MIC by itself with give the FAT, Warm, Full, slightly distorted tone of the Blues-Greats. I recommend a tube amp with
                      mild over-drive or maybe a pedal with mild over-drive. Like anything else-Season to YOUR TASTE!

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