A year or so ago, I had a really good sounding Shure 544. I dropped it and dented the connector beyond repair. I really liked the microphone, so I shipped it off to Greg Heumann at BlowsMeAway Productions. I asked him to Ultimat-ize it. A few days later, he returned it to me with a new screw on connector and a volume control. It ended up looking similar to the red microphone in the picture below.
After the transformation, it's now a fantastic sounding microphone and a good looking microphone.
I've been using it quite a bit lately. A few weeks ago, I was trolling the Internet and found a used Bulletizer. The Bulletizer
My initial thoughts were:
- It was super easy to install. It took about five minutes and the instructions and tools were provided.
- It's a bit easier to hold hold the microphone.
- The microphone became a slightly more prone to feedback.
- The change to the tone wasn't dramatic. Where I noticed the difference was in playing chords. Chords ended up sounding a bit more like a bullet mic.
Overall, it's a cool product. If you like the way a stick microphone sounds and have a challenge holding one, this might be the product for you.