Asheville, NC, soundmixer Weogo Reed has kindly sent us photos and reports on several unusual uses of our microphones. His comments are below.
"I have been using the Fiddle Mic and Guitar Mic on several players in the last couple months. At a dance festival in September Fred Stoll, a mandolin player, used the Guitar Mic, while a young woman fiddler used the Fiddle Mic. On September 21st, mandolin player Sid Heilbronn used the Fiddle Mic on his Mando and was quite happy with it. On October 8th, fiddler Kris Wallace used the Bartlett Fiddle Mic, again, quite happy.
"At the LEAF festival, Rodney Miller had his AT mic on his Fiddle, and we also installed a Bartlett Fiddle mic on a second channel. We went back and forth with them, and he ended up using the Bartlett all weekend. He said something about it sounding velvety smooth in the monitor.
"[Another musician] has been trying several different mics and pickups on his new mandolin, and not getting the sound he wanted (nor what I wanted!). The Fiddle Mic was used as shown in the picture, under the strings, behind the bridge. Here is what he said after the show last night: 'That's the biggest improvement in sound since I got this mandolin'."