I am tempted to buy my first harmonica mike, and the online source where I usually go to buy equipment here in Tokyo is offering a deal on the Shaker Maddog mikes. Poking around the internet, it seems they have a good reputation, but I haven’t seen them mention by the gearheads on this forum. Has anybody tried them? How does it compare to the Shure 520DX for about the same price?
I own a dozen mics, including the Shaker.
If you want a mic that will make ANY small tube amp sound great, get the Bulletini with Volume Control.
I promise you will be very happy
That’s quite a collection! Like I say I live in Tokyo, and it seems like the only way to get a Bullitini to me wold be to order it direct, and I expect customs & shipping would add about 30~50% to the price… making it a much more expensive investment for my first foray into getting a harmonica mike… I would guess something like three time the price of what I can get the Maddog for.
The solution seems clear: buy the Maddog.
Get the Shaker
I love my Shaker. Made in the USA, great after-sales service, high quality and most importantly, small size as my hands are somewhat small.
The Great White North.
Thanks for your review! Which Shaker do you have? The standard one? the mad cat or maddog?
I’ve always wanted to try a shaker but haven’t yet been able to.