Danelectro N/D367 The Female Vocal Mic Reviews 5

I purchased this microphone at Professional Sound and Music in San Diego, CA for $140.08 (including tax) on 05/20/00. I got the idea from my enemy Dave (a guitarist) who was reading a review over the phone to me about how this microphone was specially designed for the female voice whereas the Shure SM58 was not. At the time I was starting a band (with me as lead singer) and the only vocal mic I had was an Audio-Technica (DR-1000) which seemed weak (and I always wondered why the salesguy in Guitar Center recommended it to me.)

This microphone is a big improvement over the Audio-Technica. I think it works real nicely. I also appreciate that Electrovoice doesn't exclude women when designing equipment thereby helping to make the music business a less sexist industry. It comes with a soft case too (Dave was jealous because he said his Electrovoice came with a hard case and he didn't fancy that for whatever reason.) Also, it's made in the U.S.A.

Maybe the weird gold Electrovoice color (which is used on the printing and the stripe around the mic) could've been a cool color like blue.

Quality construction; I've seen no problems in this department.

Last year when thinking about starting my band again a drummer called Dave (another one) asked me what kind of microphone I use (because he's a snob and will only play in bands with people who use "top of the line equipment") and I said an Electrovoice and he replied, "If I were you I'd upgrade to a Shure." I said, "I don't think so!"

Jill Ballard rated this unit 5 on 2002-02-03.

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