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Topic: Gimcrack mic holder--how does it work?
Message: Posted by: asmayly (Aug 9, 2012 09:50PM)
I have one of these, but for the life of me I don't get how my voice can come over the mic when it's resting on my chest and so far below my mouth.
Can someone share how they use it?

Thanks in advance.
Jimmy
Message: Posted by: DonDriver (Aug 10, 2012 12:33AM)
Hey Jimmy,thats exactly how they work.We used to make them out of a wire coat hanger.They aren't easy to get used to.thats all we had back in the day as they say.Once head set mic's came out I never went back to the "coat hanger" style.This might help.Here is Jack Nyberg using one he made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6sd7L7zok

And here is Jimmy Dixon using the one he made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=UF6RK3nPPeI

As you see they do work once you get used to them.

Hope this helped.

Don
Message: Posted by: asmayly (Aug 13, 2012 10:24PM)
Thank you, Don!
I don't think I'm finding the gimcrack useful. The volume has to be much higher so you'll have to adjust the volume between holding it and using the gimcrack.
BTW I got your Svengali Pitch at the Lybrary to teach my kid how to pitch a couple of magic items he made for his 5th grade Market Day.
The tape was great and taught my kid the basics of capitalism that I hope will become a life lesson for him. (He did really well selling his items!)

Thanks for all that you do.

Jimmy
Message: Posted by: DonDriver (Aug 14, 2012 11:56AM)
Always glade to help Jimmy.Tell the kid I'm proud of him.

Don
Message: Posted by: LeoH (Aug 14, 2012 02:39PM)
If you are using a unidirectional mic you may have to adjust the microphone in the holder to find the place where the sound goes into the mic. I use and prefer a flesh-colored headset, but keep a hard-wired mic and a couple of the gim-crack holders in my kit "just in case".
Message: Posted by: Kel says poof (Nov 4, 2012 07:57AM)
I use one like that but I put 2 inch foam under the front side to lift the mic up...I then tilt it at my mouth like a normal mic stand situation....works well.