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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Free Yourself

posted by on June 14 at 10:24 AM

shure-wh20.jpg3 words that should not go together –

Wireless, Headset, & Microphone.

Could you rock a wireless headset mic?

Is it possible to rock a wireless headset mic?

There are obvious headset microphers in Tommy Lee and Britney Spears.

Besides Peter Gabriel though, is there anyone who can actually pull off wearing a headset microphone?

The good people at Shure say:

Comfort and mobility without sonic sacrifice.

The Shure Wireless WH20TQG is a rugged, lightweight, dynamic headset microphone that provides high-quality voice pickup. It fits securely for active mic users with low visibility for stage appearances.

This hands free headset has a cardioid (unidirectional) pickup pattern. This provides greater gain-before-feedback and isolation from ambient noise and other unwanted sound sources. A carefully shaped frequency response includes a voice-frequency presence peak and a low-frequency rolloff to compensate for the proximity effect inherent in cardioid microphones during close-talk operation.

Free yourself onstage.

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Rachel Carns from The Need/King Cobra/Twin.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | June 14, 2007 10:38 AM

I believe the Motor City Dumbass rocks Wang Dang Sweet Poontang in camo gear with a raccoon tail and a headset mic.

Posted by Jackie Chan | June 14, 2007 11:00 AM

4 words that should not go together -

Wang Dang Sweet & Poontang.

Posted by glendale | June 14, 2007 11:06 AM

Old school Devo could pull it off. :-)

Posted by lilblackcat | June 14, 2007 11:06 AM

Neil Young used one on the Trans Tour, but I think he stopped using them. i think only drummers who sing should use them.

Posted by elswinger | June 14, 2007 11:09 AM

thom hollman from the usa is a monster rocks one. but he's drumming, keyboarding, and playing organ bass (with his left foot) at the same time, so i think it's excusable

Posted by randy b | June 14, 2007 11:11 AM

GEZA X. Duh.

Posted by white cross | June 14, 2007 11:19 AM

The headset mic IS a tricky one.

Devo and Neil Young are ok. They're Devo and Neil Young.

But when the person is hitting that part of the song where they give it everything they got and they reach up and grab the tinie little mouthpiece mic on their headset, it doesn't do it justice.

Posted by Ballard | June 14, 2007 11:20 AM

herbie hancock and the vocoder!

Posted by rapport | June 14, 2007 11:58 AM

they are #11 among "most unforgivable musical sins". 5 string bass guitars, goatees, and promo pics of bands posing in alleys by a brick wall are #'s 8, 9 and 10, respectively.

Posted by brad | June 14, 2007 12:01 PM

"It's My Prerogative"

Posted by Pico D. | June 14, 2007 12:16 PM

an addendum to my above post- if you are a nerd it is excusable at best. i.e. herbie, devo, neil young, phil collins, etc. disclaimer: nerds make great music. and please dont tell me neil isnt a nerd. check out his rockin in the free world vid w/ pearl jam for my proof.

Posted by brad | June 14, 2007 12:21 PM


What are your 1 - 7 ? Any spandex in there?

Bass solos?

Posted by Curtis | June 14, 2007 12:28 PM

zz top, duuuuude!!!!

Posted by dj leslie | June 14, 2007 1:11 PM

What is "cardioid" ?

Is that like "cardio" ?

Like my aerobics instructor, she wears a headset mic. I just wish she would stop playing all the Pointer Sisters.

Posted by Stacy K. | June 14, 2007 1:12 PM

What about all those pop icons..Brittney, Justin, Jessica, Lindsay Madge and Janet..can't lip synch without it seems

Posted by Paris Hiltons Extensions | June 14, 2007 1:18 PM

Those BlueTooth things are like headset mics.

I can't tell who's crazy and who's not. Everyone is talking to themselves.

Posted by TIDY | June 14, 2007 1:29 PM

Dude, I would totally buy one! That way, if I ever join an adventure metal band, I'd have my hands free to pose with my sword and shield!

Posted by godsactionfigure | June 14, 2007 2:39 PM
Posted by elswinger | June 14, 2007 4:11 PM

Flock of Seagulls

Haven't I seen Trent Reznor wear one before?

Posted by JeffD | June 14, 2007 4:19 PM

Flock of Seagulls. I love Flock of Seagulls.

Space Age Love Song, Telecommunication, And I ran.

Was one of my alltime favorites. Had the vinyl, wore it out.

Posted by t-stack | June 14, 2007 5:30 PM

put it on a saxophone

Posted by bullseye | June 15, 2007 12:32 PM

I was once asked to leave a Graceland show by a staff member of 107.7 The End because I wouldn't quit screaming "You're no fucking Phil Collins!" at some drummer wearing one of these.

Real drummers use real mics. Like Dave Grohl.

Posted by Erik R | June 15, 2007 3:36 PM

completely unexcusable, unless you're dale crover from the melvins

Posted by bubbles | June 21, 2007 2:14 PM

now that i think about it, not only does the drummer of the Melvins use a headset, the drummer for Boris uses one too. meanwhile the drummer from Underoath uses a mic. that's a pretty solid pro-headset argument in my opinion...

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