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Are these mics in the resonators? I am guessing that if it worked, everyone would be using them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESATE-MUSSER-M55-VIBRAPHONE-FOR-LOCAL-PICK-UP-O…

Barry

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tifoo Tue, 01/28/2014 - 13:00

it looks like piezzo captors glued outside the resonnator.

It looks ugly, and must make the packing/travelling difficult.

Where do they connect them ?

tedwolff Tue, 01/28/2014 - 21:52

Back in the late 1960's I attended the Monterey Jazz Festival to see a "vibe summit" concert that included Cal Tjader, Gary Burton, Red Norvo, Bobby Hutcherson, and (I think) Milt Jackson. Cal's Deagan vibe had little mics suspended in each resonator with some kind of netting material.

They sounded GREAT! At the end of the concert everyone was on stage playing a blues, so you could really compare the way the other vibes were amplified (all with over head mics) to Cal's. His vibe sounded way better. Each and every note was clear and easy to hear.

A few years later I met a vibes player in Boston (Ron Smith) who had a Deagan with mics in each tube. I think it's a great idea, has been proven to work well, but must be cost prohibitive. You need dozens of high quality mics costing, I don't know, $3000 - $4000 for the lot?

tonymiceli Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:41

In reply to by tedwolff

wow, netting. even if it was expensive.

set up your resonators and then toss a mic into each note. wow. wow. wow. there would be no bleed there. the main sound would be so overwhelming!