Silver Bullet Microphone

About the Silver Bullet Microphone

The Silver Bullet Microphone is a very powerful condenser microphone with excellent sound and frequency range. Its outstanding performance, especially on wind instruments, makes this small mic an affordable tool for every musician.

The Silver Bullet Microphone can be conveniently attached both externally and internally to a wide variety of instruments:

  • Wind Instruments, such as concert flute, clarinet, trumpet or saxophone. A foam wind screen is provided for all applications on wind instruments.
  • Hand drums, such as darabokas, dumbaks, djembes, bongos, as well as kalimba or slit drum.
  • String instruments such as mandolin, banjo, piano, violin, acoustic guitars, and ethnic instruments like sitar, bouzouki, saz, oud, balalaika and similar.
  • Vocals, for use as a Lavalier microphone.

The Silver Bullet Microphone has a 4" gooseneck built into the cable for quick and sturdy positioning of the microphone. This allows a variety of elevated positions on wind instruments. Two different attachment systems are supplied to accommodate different mounting methods: a padded clip and a Dual-Lock Velcro attachment in case the clip does not fit your instrument. The mic plugs into the Silver Bullet Preamp, which provides active pre-amplification, plus active balanced XLR Out.

The Silver Bullet Preamp works either on phantom power or with a 9-volt battery and provides 5-volt power to the microphone. The preamp is available with an XLR balanced output or a 1/4" instrument line output (e.g. for combo amps). Please note, the 1/4" output requires a 9-volt battery and does not work on phantom power.

You can purchase the Silver Bullet Solo without a preamp, but please note that the microphone itself does not include a power supply. Unless you already own a second Silver Bullet System, a dedicated microphone preamp (like the Fishman Blender) is needed. The power supply needs to be 2 wire / 1/4" input, stable 5-9 Volt.

Technical Specs

Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 8 mV / PA / 1 kHz
Maximum SPL: 133dB
Polar Pattern: Soft cardioid
Preamp Power Supply: 12-48 volt phantom power or 9-volt battery (phantom power with XLR type only)
Mic Power Supply: 5 Volt supplied by Silver Bullet preamp
Power Consumption: less than 1 mA
Output: XLR balanced or 1/4" line level (please specify when ordering)

Silver Bullet Mic System (XLR or 1/4") $189

Silver Bullet Solo (No Preamp) $114

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