The Bullet Buddy was designed for those who find it difficult or impractical to form an airtight 'cup' around the harmonica and microphone wiith their hands. It fixes together your harmonica and microphone with a sound chamber for great 'boxy' sound. It also has two removable plugs on the back of the sound chamber so you can still get some dynamics in the sound if you require.
Powerful neodymium magnets are employed to ensure a firm hold on your harmonica in the Bullet Buddy's gripper, even for thinner models (so long as they have ferrous cover plates).
The Bullet Buddy can also be used without a microphone as a harmonica mute. The overall external volume of the harmonica (when not amplified) is reduced by about 10% and given a warm 'boxy' sound. Stuff a bandanna inside to deaden the sound even more.
The Bullet Buddy - Original / Acoustic was desined primarily for hand-held use but can be ombined with an Ammo Clip* for easy hands free use, or mounted in a K&M 16415 neck rack. A great solution for those wanting to play guitar and harmonica at the same time.
Other types of Bullet Buddy are also available that are desiged specificaly for hands free use with neck rack or Ammo Clip. Please look at the other product listings carefully to ensure you get the right one for your specific needs.
Please note that harmonicas, microphones & Ammo Clips pictured are for illustration only and are not included.
*The Bullet Buddy for 520/D112C, JT-30 & Bulletini fit the corresponding Ammo Clips. Used with a vocal mic (e.g. SM57 or SM58 ), the unit fits into a regular standard or large mic clip
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Bullet Buddy - Original / Accoustic
The different microphone adapters are interchangeable and can all be used with the same Bullet Buddy.To avoid confusion additional mic adapters are listed seperately. Please see the Bullet Buddy Mic Adapter page.Supported Harmonicas
- Shure 520 and 520DX (Green Bullet)
- Superlux D112/C
- Hohner Blues Blaster
- Astatic JT-30
- BlowsMeAway Productions Bulletini®
- Shure Unidyne 515SA
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58
- Most major brands of 10 hole diatonic harmonica with standard metal coverplates up to 19mm thick (at their thinnest point)
- Seydel Session Steel is the thickest that can be accommodated
- Unusual, funky and custom harmonica designs such as the Yonberg or Turboharp are not supported.