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On 2011-02-03 04:38, ColinDymond wrote:
Because the lappel mic is further from your mouth you have to have the system turned up more so more risk of feedback. It does depend on lots of other factors but generally you don't use lappels for live work.
I can move my head set mic to change the volume if I need to.


Colin;

Thanks for the clarification

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Ha! Everybody's got an opinion, eh? Mark Twain said it's differences of opinion that make horse races. I've never had trouble with lapel mics and I make it a policy to always be alive. Oh, we also forgot to mention the body mics that we hide in our hair or tape around an ear. Those are pretty good, too...and not unlike the headset mics. I've actually had those feedback, though it is rare. This is all fun to read. Smile

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On 2011-02-03 10:15, Servante wrote:

This is all fun to read. Smile

-Philip


Thanks Philip;

I am new here and some times when I start a new topic I wonder if it will be successful and informative, or I will receive a comment like "what is he going to ask next"?
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As I've told you before, Buzz...you've livened up the place considerably.
It's not like we needed a tummler...just somebody with lots of questions and observations and enthusiasm to get us all talking and remembering why we love the art so.

-Philip
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I have been very happy with my wireless headset mic that I use with my Mipro system. Since I move around a lot it works great!!
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On 2011-02-03 10:33, Servante wrote:
It's not like we needed a tummler...
-Philip


Wow! How many people know what a tummler is? Hint: I haven't heard that term since my days in the Catskills.

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I've been showbiz all m'life, Bob. It just rolled off my tongue and through m'fingers! Smile

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On 2011-02-03 10:33, Servante wrote:
It's not like we needed a tummler...
-Philip


Wow! How many people know what a tummler is? Hint: I haven't heard that term since my days in the Catskills.

B


noun
1.
a male entertainer, as formerly employed by resorts in the Catskill Mountains, who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day.
2.
any lively, prankish, or mischievous man


So am I the: male entertainer from the catskills who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day; or am I the lively, prankish, or mischievous man
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Buzz,

Be both. That increases the number of people that will hire you!!!

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A tummler keeps people amused and interested and engaged and having fun. Keeps things stirred up so people don't get bored.
And I didn't say you were a tummler. I said we sorta needed, "somebody with lots of questions and observations and enthusiasm to get us all talking and remembering why we love the art so." Smile

--Clarifying Old Uncle Philip
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Returning to the sub topic; the microphone; I have looked at the over the ear wireless microphones performers have been using on Youtube and don’t like the look of it.

As previously decided here, I am going with the wired mic on a stand as recommended and now I am thinking of the old style mic and stand pictured below. I can use it as a prop, and by placing it below my chin it's not covering my mouth.

I am also thinking I can use a large mic to cover my mouth while venting a word I am having trouble with, until I am expert and perfected every word; this is just a thought, this idea may not work, I can try it to see how it looks.

What are the thoughts of using a large vintage microphone?


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I've never used one of those vintage mics, so I don't know how the are to perform with, I know they look cool as anything.
And as far as using a mic to hide lip movement, it sort of works, I've seen a lot of people do it (oops, guess it didn't work that well if I could see what they were doing).
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On 2011-02-09 11:31, blueshawk1 wrote:
so I don't know how the are to perform with, I know they look cool as anything.


Even if the mic does not work as a mic, I can use a lapel mic and just use this great mic as a prop
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My lip control is terible so I use that behind the mic technique too but I don't recomend it to a newbie vent. It will only give you false confidence as far as lip control is concerned. Better to really practice decent if not perfect lip control.

Lapel mic even if its the expensive type has a higher possibilty of feedback if used in a live show Smile

I highly recomend a headworn mic or an earset mic.
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That mic is a Shure 55 SH series II mic, and they still make 'em! They look very fifties, and they're great mics. I know. I own three of 'em!

-Philip
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They have a really cool look. Takes you back in your minds eye to the days of Bergen.

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Check out my avatar. The sideshow I was performing for that day uses one of those. They're Shure microphones, so the quality is good, and they are surprisingly reasonable in price. I love the vintage look too. I'm planning on getting one myself.
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On 2011-02-09 11:42, Wanlu wrote:
My lip control is terible so I use that behind the mic technique too but I don't recomend it to a newbie vent. It will only give you false confidence as far as lip control is concerned. Better to really practice decent if not perfect lip control.

Lapel mic even if its the expensive type has a higher possibilty of feedback if used in a live show Smile

I highly recomend a headworn mic or an earset mic.


Wanu;
Thanks for the comments; it is helpful to remind me not to get sloppy. I practice daily now using a video camera at home and a voice recorder in my car while driving. It was decided by all that I should perform using a microphone on a stand; this is the microphone I am thinking of purchasing. I think this microphone is classic and the benefits of using it is to dress the stage.

By the comments posted so far, it looks like a good choice. The added benefit of this microphone is that I have the ability to hide my mouth when necessary, now while I am learning and when I become as experienced as you, even now you say you use the ploy of hiding your lips at certain times, even if I use it as a prop and use the wireless for the sound.

I was also thinking of experimenting by buying a second microphone and placing that one in front of Dan for effect.

Concerning the feedback problem; as for now, the P.A. system I own is a portable, battery powered unit similar to Mark’s that can be placed in front of the stage preventing feedback.
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On 2011-02-09 20:25, Steve at The Dummy Shoppe wrote:

They have a really cool look. Takes you back in your minds eye to the days of Bergen.

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They have a really cool look. Takes you back in your minds eye to the days of Lawrence.
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On 2011-02-09 17:10, Servante wrote:
That mic is a Shure 55 SH series II mic, and they still make 'em! They look very fifties, and they're great mics. I know. I own three of 'em!

-Philip


Philip;

If you like them, it is a definite plus for me to purchase it
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