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a_arnold

 

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Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic 

Has anybody tried this new mic?

Miniflex 2Mic Model 1 (1/4" tailpiece jack)

Model 2 fits soundhole without modification of guitar.

Review on acousticguitar.com/newgear

also reviewed in Acoustic Guitar magazine (March 2010)

features:
2 microphones mechanically (not electronically) out of phase to reduce feedback
2 year battery life
model 1 has easy installation tool

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Arash

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to a_arnold

Hi,

found this vid on youtube:
this one is Model 2
he also plays a little solea later

sound is not bad imo. sounds good.



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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to a_arnold

Yeah, I saw this too. I don't know how much better a mic needs to sound. I'm wondering about feedback in a live setting. Does anybody here use a Miniflex?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2015 17:58:03
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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to a_arnold

These have been around for some time now
I had two student models fitted with them about 5 years ago
They sound great -
The phasing of the two mics reduces feedback significantly and gets rid of the low mid and bass problems
They sound best through a Pa or two way speaker system
From recollection Jason Mcguire used these in preference to the Baggs system
Good price as well
They have that internal mic 'boxiness' sound - no avoiding that with any product that goes on the inside .


I eventually sold the guitars and now use a dpa 4099
But the new owners love the system

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to Guest

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ORIGINAL: AlVal
They have that internal mic 'boxiness' sound - no avoiding that with any product that goes on the inside .

I eventually sold the guitars and now use a dpa 4099


Me too!

Yep agree totally. For an internal mic, the system is really good, and better than say those Fishman systems with internal mics/USTs blends where you can only get a tiny amount of mic gain before feedback (I actually had a Miniflex installed with a Fishman system already on the same guitar).

But yeah its tough to avid the boxy thick mid rangey sound with internal mics and to my ears not better than the best of the surface-mounted transducer based pick ups.
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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to Blondie#2

quote:

ORIGINAL: Blondie#2

quote:

ORIGINAL: AlVal
They have that internal mic 'boxiness' sound - no avoiding that with any product that goes on the inside .

I eventually sold the guitars and now use a dpa 4099


Me too!

Yep agree totally. For an internal mic, the system is really good, and better than say those Fishman systems with internal mics/USTs blends where you can only get a tiny amount of mic gain before feedback (I actually had a Miniflex installed with a Fishman system already on the same guitar).

But yeah its tough to avid the boxy thick mid rangey sound with internal mics and to my ears not better than the best of the surface-mounted transducer based pick ups.


we use fishman's all the time, super loud with no feedback if you not afraid to blend piezo. A lot has to do with your PA, but all things considered good quality it's not so hard to eq out the "boxy" nasal sound.
http://youtu.be/EzVmz5g9nYs
that's fishman 50/50 piezo/mic believe it or not. Here a bit warmer sound same set up:
http://youtu.be/7SwG1pymrkw
These are not near as loud examples as when we do the rumba band thing ... it can get super loud and if you know what you are doing, zero feedback.

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to a_arnold

That sounds pretty good, Ricardo. You have the blend system into a normal guitar? Preamp on a belt-pack or something?

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to Miguel de Maria

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ORIGINAL: Miguel de Maria

That sounds pretty good, Ricardo. You have the blend system into a normal guitar? Preamp on a belt-pack or something?


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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to rombsix

Man! That black guitar!? i can't say I like the aesthetic. What made you get that?
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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to Stu

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Man! That black guitar!? i can't say I like the aesthetic. What made you get that?


It's made of carbon fiber, man, so it's indestructible and does not get affected by humidity/temperature changes. Also, the neck comes off, so it becomes a carry-on for easy travel.

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to rombsix

Ah ok.. So it's it like a travel, practice guitar? Or would this be your main guitar? What's the price?
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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to Stu

https://journeyinstruments.com/product/black-matte-carbon-travel-guitar-oc660m/

It's a travel guitar, yeah, but I do play it quite a bit. It's just an instrument that I don't worry about, you know? It stays outside on a stand, always within reach, with no humidification concerns. If I bump it / smack it, nothing happens. It's indestructible.

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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to rombsix

Wow I didn’t know these were still around. I have one, sounds good but the longer mic flops around a bit which I don’t like.
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RE: Miniflex 2Mic -- new in-guitar mic (in reply to JasonM

quote:

I have one, sounds good but the longer mic flops around a bit which I don’t like.


I curved mine, so it's more stable / rigid now. Maybe the design changed over the years too...

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