Re: Barcus Berry vs. The Madcat

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Posted by SlipKid on November 13, 2002 at 15:40:21:

In Reply to: Re: Barcus Berry vs. The Madcat posted by Easylow on November 12, 2002 at 09:07:38:

Well, don't get me wrong, I did like using the Honker but the whole design seemed too 'novelty' for me (for lack of a better term). Construction didn't seem to be too durable. A 'handle with care' kinda mic. Finger clip real comfortable, wired to a volume box that clips to the belt. But now you have 2 chords to contend with. Mic itself very small. Tone seemed good but compared to the Madcat I don't know. Have'nt played one yet. And if I'm not mistaken, it's the player and (if at all) the amp that creates the tone. I have heard however that the Madcat can lend itself to more defined highs'. Perhaps you can tell me where you saw the reviews for the 'Cat too. I'de like to take a peak.
Yea, me niether on the Barcus. I'm passing on this one cause it seems that you have to adhere the mic portion to the harp itself. Not permenant I'm sure, just you can't swich out very efficiently.

take care and good luck.

: The Kid said: I've seen and used a Honker hand/finger clip mic but it had it's drawbacks.

: What are the drawbacks Kid, I'm taking a serious look at this puppy. I have a couple of bullets and want to move into smaller territory so I'm checking out the Honker but have decided to pass on the Madcat due to a few poor reviews I've read around the net. According to some the tone can be a bit thin. Haven't heard squat about the Barcus.

: Easy

: So I came across these little numbers. The Shaker Madcat and Barcus-Berry 5600 Harmonica Mic. Anyone interested in seeing them I can shoot you an email to the web sites. They look to be interesting concepts, but whos to say anything bout the mechanics, sound and durability of these little finds? Anyone out there familiar with these mic's? The 5600 comes with a preamp unlike the Madcat. I'm not yet sure who makes the Madcat though. When and if I find out, I'll drop a link.

: : Take care all.
: : Kid

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