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Re: [HD] contact mics

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Subject: Re: [HD] contact mics
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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:05:46 -0400
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What Chuck said.  We've been using them for years, just roll off lows...
---- Chuck Boody <cboody@mcfmail.net> wrote: 
> You can use a box like the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI which has a low 
> frequency cutoff that can remove most thumps.
> 
> It is small and easy to carry.
> 
> Chuck Boody
> 
> On Jul 29, 2013, at 6:05 PM, Bea Romano wrote:
> 
> > Hi Whamdiddlers!
> >  
> > I have been using a K & K contact mic and it has been fine with our 
> > 'Passport' PA. We needed
> > a boost, so I added the K & K preamp.  Wow!  the sound is great but the 
> > hammer hit noise is
> > totally unacceptable.  I tried the contacts under the hd, and it was only 
> > slightly improved.
> > I disconnected the contact mics and went to a standard Shure SM instrument 
> > mic.  that was
> > great!  However, the sound is only part of the reason for the contact mic, 
> > the other
> > reason is so we don't have to lug around more equipment.  Any suggestions 
> > on how to make
> > that K & K work better without the hammer hit noise?  It's great otherwise.
> >  
> > Thank you so much!
> >  
> > Bea in Sunny So. CA
> >  
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