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asgar
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How to hang a Mike???No..they are innocent , I just wanna make a normal microphone hang on my neck so that I can move.I heard Juan Tamariz do that with a wire.Any ideas?
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You can use a hanger or wire to fashion one but I would recommend getting Gim Crack:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=26

It's well made and looks professional.
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Malloy Magic also puts out a good mic hanger http://www.malloymodernmagic.com/freedom.htm
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I often use a Gimcrack for those gigs where someone else is supplying the sound. When using any mike holder, you have to be in the habit of turning your body instead of your head, so the mike will pick-up what you're saying.
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On 2011-10-06 10:01, Michael Messing wrote:
You can use a hanger or wire to fashion one but I would recommend getting Gim Crack:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=26

It's well made and looks professional.


Have to disagree on that. There's nothing professional looking about these set ups.

If you need a wireless mic, use a headset or lapel. If you also need a hand held wireless, get one and use it in addition to the headset or lapel.
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On 2011-10-06 10:01, Michael Messing wrote:
You can use a hanger or wire to fashion one but I would recommend getting Gim Crack:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=26

It's well made and looks professional.


Have to disagree on that. There's nothing professional looking about these set ups.

If you need a wireless mic, use a headset or lapel. If you also need a hand held wireless, get one and use it in addition to the headset or lapel.


Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but there are a number of performers out there that still prefer this type of set up and they are professional in every sense. It is a matter of personal preference.
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On 2011-10-06 17:28, RJE2 wrote:

Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but there are a number of performers out there that still prefer this type of set up and they are professional in every sense. It is a matter of personal preference.


I would tend to agree. I've used every possible configuration of microphones in the past and there are times when each has its advantages. Typically if I'm using my own crew I use a Countryman E6, or if it is a house crew I will typically use an RF handheld. In those cases I have sometimes used a mic holder around the neck for convenience as do many other performers that I know of. A professional always has many tools at their disposal and they know how to select the right one for the right situation. It is not my first choice, but again I could never rule it out as a possible option when the need arises.
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On 2011-10-06 10:01, Michael Messing wrote:
You can use a hanger or wire to fashion one but I would recommend getting Gim Crack:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=26

It's well made and looks professional.


Have to disagree on that. There's nothing professional looking about these set ups.

If you need a wireless mic, use a headset or lapel. If you also need a hand held wireless, get one and use it in addition to the headset or lapel.


You've misread what I said. I did not say wearing a mic hanging from your neck looks professional. I said the Gim Crack looks professional. I don't like the look of a mic hanging from the neck but I've seen some coat hanger versions that looked exactly like what they were: homemade. The Gim Crack is obviously not homemade. The OP wanted to know how to make a holder and did not ask for an opinion on whether it looked professional or not.
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I have the Gim Crack in my case as a backup in case of a mic problem.

I've seen many pros who prefer that type of mic.

I believe Dana Daniels uses that method, and you don't get much more professional that that.

Some prefer it because it give you more flexibility for stage cueing, going off mic, etc.
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Carrot Top at least used a Gimcrack style set up in the past.

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Just finished reading Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber. He lays out a lot of valid reasons for using a handheld over a headset.

However, I still think that "Gim Crack" might be the worst product name ever... Smile
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On 2011-10-07 07:41, ClintonMagus wrote:
However, I still think that "Gim Crack" might be the worst product name ever... Smile

"Mangled Baby Ducks" or "Severe Rectal Itch" maybe better better names. (A tip of the hat to the original Saturday Night Live cast and their spoof of a Smucker's commercial.) LOL
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I've clearly upset the delicate internal balance of some of the members here.
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Lol... It's such a delicate balance indeed!

The fact is that I agree on principle that I would much rather use an E6 than a handheld if everything is under my full control. On the other hand as a professional, I want to have a full arsenal of tools at my disposal to accommodate any unforeseen situation which might arise, including less-than-perfect soundman who can't follow the dozens of cues I need for a headset mic.

It's those times that I feel much safer reaching into my bag of tricks and pulling out a neck loop for a handheld because it gives me back the control I need to keep the show on track. It is not my first choice, but an important tool in my arsenal.
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Ken Weber lays out the the reasons for using a handheld very well indeed.

No matter what you use regularly you need to know how to properly use a corded mike or other handheld. Harry Blackstone had a very expensive, top of the line mike for the time, but it was tempermental. He never missed a beat using a stand mike. Look at his HBO special "Blackstone on Tour", he used a stand mike.

As Ray said, it may not be the first choice but it is a very important tool.

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