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Leland Stone
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Hiya, Magi:

I've just started using a small sound system with a cordless mike, and find it frustrating.

I specifically chose not to use a lavalier mike out of concern that it would hang up various loads I steal during a show, so I use a cordless mike sitting on a stand. Unfortunately, I spent most of the past four shows "anchored" to the same stand -- I became static, stationary, and confined by the mike. Any mike management tips you can pass along that would increase my on-stage freedom without requiring different hardware would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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How about a headset mic? The wire to the belt pack would be in the back so it shouldn't affect stealing loads. It would give you a lot more freedom of movement and better Gain to feedback.
Michael Dustman
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When I am not wearing my own wireless mic (lav), this is what I keep in my case for use with a handheld mic. I am surprised how many times I will get to a venue where they say they will have a mic for me, and it is a handheld but they have no stand.

I have nothing but positive comments for this mic holder.
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I use the Gimcrack mic holder, which looks a lot like the Malloy holder. I usually wear wireless hand-held mic in it and I carry a corded mic as a backup. The Gimcrack sells for about $12. There's been some discussion on them so you can probably find more info with a search.
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This is the wireless mike that I use. I love it. It does not use a belt pack and there are no wires on your body. It is completely self-contained in the headset. It is a UHF system and it has very good range. Highly recommended.

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Although I am sure that the Gimrack and the Malloy are great devices for the hand held mic problem of being stuck in one spot. I believe you have failed to take into consideration the 'concern that it would hang up various loads I steal during a show' issue that Leland specified in his post.

I believe that if you were to run the lavalier wire under your shirt it would eliminate the issues of hanging up your loads. If you were a vest that would make an even easier solution as you would just run it under the vest and wouldn't have to bunge up your shirt to get the wire back out.

Good luck with your solution and keep us updated with what you decide and how it works out.

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Alan Munro
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When I used a lavaliere mike, I ran the cord inside my shirt. Another option is to run the cord up over your shoulder. It really helps to keep the cord out of the way.
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