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Post by The Scum » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:50 am

I may be the only person in the world who uses it, but I like the Blue Kickball. Insanely hot output, and a switch for changing the voicing from boomy to flat to thin.

And seeing as I'm the only person who likes 'em, they sell for peanuts on ebay.

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Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:48 am

So what's the deal on that "phantom-powered dynamic?"

Any idea how that works?

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Post by wren » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:55 pm

Gregg Juke wrote:So what's the deal on that "phantom-powered dynamic?"

Any idea how that works?

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I certainly can't give you tech details, but FWIW my Kickball puts out some signal even when the phantom isn't on. Not a super-wimpy signal, either, but a pretty reasonable and recordable one if Reaper's meters are to be trusted. I've never actually recorded or listened to it without phantom, though, so I don't know how it sounds (a Tape Op travesty, I know).
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Post by Drone » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:30 am

What about these clone mics?

What's an OSP Dt610 based on? They're other mics are obviously 57 and 58 knock-offs.

Btw, my experience of the Samson Q series, they're alright, those plastic clips are shitty and break easily, and the Q-Kick (like lots of other budget kick mics) doesn't have any response below 50Hz, check out all those kick mics that come in kits, lots of them have no low end.
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Post by casey campbell » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:42 am

eeldip wrote:dont forget to see if there are any peavy 520i for sale. i got mine for $40 shipped. perfectly good kick mic. its a bit more leaning to the dry punch kick mic like an re20 instead of that punchBOOM thing that the 112 does.
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Post by The Scum » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:11 pm

Any idea how that works?
It works just fine. They run some sorta amplifier in the mic body, and have the EQ switch as part of the circuit. Not all that different from features you'd find on a condenser.

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Post by vvv » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:19 pm

I'm pretty much certain, FWIW, I'm a get the D6.
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Post by vivalastblues » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:24 am

Q kick is fine and good.

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Post by inasilentway » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:35 pm

Jitters wrote:The e902 is pretty cool too. Has anyone done a head to head with the e602? The folks at Sennheiser seem to think it's a few dollars better, anyway...
Never heard the e602 but I was pretty disappointed with the 902 on kick. On bass cab though, it sounds great.

How would ya'll say the e602 compares to an RE20 or 421? For reference on my taste, I dig those two, use B52s sometimes, immensely dislike the D6, and can go either way on the D112.
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Post by kingtoad » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:51 pm

inasilentway wrote:
Jitters wrote:The e902 is pretty cool too. Has anyone done a head to head with the e602? The folks at Sennheiser seem to think it's a few dollars better, anyway...
Never heard the e602 but I was pretty disappointed with the 902 on kick. On bass cab though, it sounds great.

How would ya'll say the e602 compares to an RE20 or 421? For reference on my taste, I dig those two, use B52s sometimes, immensely dislike the D6, and can go either way on the D112.
I would describe the e602 as a d6 with less click and a bit more bass.

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Post by *cisko* » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:15 am

E602, you can do anything with that kick mic. form metal to country to soul

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Post by vvv » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:49 am

If you look at my R16 thread in the Listen to My Shite forum you can hear what my MXL 1006 (LDC) sounded like. I had placed it 3' ahead of the kick (2' off the floor) and it became a kinda room mic, altho' in the mixes I have been EQing it (well, pass-filtering it) as a kick, with a lotta bleed.

I actually like it!

Next session (tomorrow?) I'm gonna put it up at 1' away and see what happens ...
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Post by llmonty » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:43 pm

The Scum wrote:I may be the only person in the world who uses it, but I like the Blue Kickball. Insanely hot output, and a switch for changing the voicing from boomy to flat to thin.

And seeing as I'm the only person who likes 'em, they sell for peanuts on ebay.
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Post by wesley.wittich » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:32 pm

llmonty wrote:
The Scum wrote:I may be the only person in the world who uses it, but I like the Blue Kickball. Insanely hot output, and a switch for changing the voicing from boomy to flat to thin.

And seeing as I'm the only person who likes 'em, they sell for peanuts on ebay.
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Post by trodden » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:51 pm

*cisko* wrote:E602, you can do anything with that kick mic. form metal to country to soul
Yeah, its pretty freakin' awesome how that thing works so well. At first I thought of it as another hyped eq kik mic.... but really, its a GREAT kick mic, and you can get a bunch or different voices just on placement alone.

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