Tennesee Fiddle Ensemble Member Praises Bartlett Fiddle Mic July 02 2015

Bartlett Fiddle Mic
"Dear Bruce,
    I used my new Bartlett Fiddle Mic last week and was very happy with its performance.  I already have an endorsement from RIM (Fiddle Pro) and free gear from Audio-Technica (several ATM-350's), but I bought your mic based on a studio shootout with two of my students' Bartletts, a couple of Fiddle Pros, an ATM-350, and an omni Naiant (very good for the money, by the way).  We used a pair of Gene Lawson L-47 Gold mics in my studio recorded to a RADAR 6 through a John Hardy M-1 as the base line.  My violin is a Samuel Zygmuntowicz, who is universally regarded as the greatest builder of the last 150 years; he is the Michael Jordan of modern luthiers.  The Bartlett was clearly superior to all the clip-on mics on every level.  I am very excited to use your mic." -- Jim Wood

Tennesee Fiddle Ensemble bio
The Tennessee Fiddle Ensemble brings together the
considerable talents of Jim Wood, John Boulware, Inge Wood, and
Ben Ayers in a chamber group that explores the rich fiddle tune and
folk song traditions of North America. Tennessee has historically
been a cultural crossroads with a living heritage that has always
embraced and adopted an incredibly broad spectrum of musical
styles, and Middle Tennessee is home to almost any musical
experience imaginable. The Tennessee Fiddle Ensemble focuses on
bringing to audiences a myriad of authentic, grassroots musical
styles with the nuance and attention to detail associated with a fine
chamber ensemble. With impeccable credentials (amongst them
they have a collective eighteen state fiddle, mandolin, and band
championship titles), Jim, John, Inge, and Ben present essentially the
“state of the art” in North American fiddling and folk songs both
new and old.
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Jim Wood cut his teeth on the old-time music of his hometown
of Fairview, Tennessee where his father, championship guitarist
Jimmy Wood, was heavily involved in the local grassroots musical
scene. He holds fourteen state championship titles on fiddle and
mandolin (including five times the Tennessee State Fiddle
Champion) and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award, and he was
presented the Outstanding Achievement Award by governor Ned
McWherter for his work in preserving the traditions of Tennessee.
He was the founder of the Tennessee Fiddle Orchestra and has taught
private students since 1980 (thirty-four of his students have won
national and/or state championships). He spent decades in the
Nashville studio and live scene working with celebrities too
numerous to mention and opened his own professional studio in
1993 where he produces projects for indy artists. He has published
nine instructional videos with Homespun Tapes (Hal Leonard) and
the Murphy Method (Mel Bay) and writes a regular column for
Fiddler Magazine.