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    looking for a good mike for a fiddle to fit on the violin, I want to use the g10s wireless , so no extra power source for a condenser mike although they seem to be the best. thanks for any idea.

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    Default Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    I'd be looking at the Sennheiser e608 or one of the other mount variants of this gooseneck mic.

    I really like Sennheiser dynamic mics in general, they're my favorite for tone reproduction of all the mics I've got. Specifically for instrument use, I'm using the e604 on my double bass and I'm very happy with it.
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    Default Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    I've been using a
    Audio-Technica PRO70 Cardioid with a little gooseneck that clips onto a mount made from a chin rest clamp.
    They used to come with the gooseneck but I've had to get an aftermarket version for the last purchase. (I have 3 of them and they are great).

    The Senn is good. I think the AT is less expensive.


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    (I do also like AT, I have one of their LDCs. I don't have any experience with their dynamic mics though.)
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    great , thanks for the tips ! kevin

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    For the sake if $8 I took a chance and ordered one of these Dovewill Cherub Clip-on Violin Pickups. It certainly does the job in a cinch.

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    Then, there's the strange old Stroh violin, which needs no microphone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    Then, there's the strange old Stroh violin, which needs no microphone!

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    I have two of them. They are quiet on the player's side and really loud at the trumpet end. Also much heavier than a violin. (So they are hard to hold.) The audience just loves them however.
    I did clip a mic on one for a really big outdoor concert. Yikes what a sound.
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    Default Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    Quote Originally Posted by DougC View Post
    I have two of them. They are quiet on the player's side and really loud at the trumpet end. Also much heavier than a violin. (So they are hard to hold.) The audience just loves them however.
    I did clip a mic on one for a really big outdoor concert. Yikes what a sound.
    You might be the president of a very small club -- guys who have TWO Stroh violins!

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