Easy to hold, light weight, volume control and the Shure 58 sound, what more could you want? Hooked into my Valco Supro Amp you can distort, but more over you can control the distortion. --July 2019
|To connect to:|
|Ultimate Mic Configuration||Amp or pedal||PA's XLR input||PA's 1/4" input||
|A: Low Z XLR||XLR-XLR cable + Impedance Matching Transformer||XLR-XLR cable||XLR-XLR cable + Impedance Matching Transformer||No adapter required||Impedance matching XLR to 1/4" adapter|
|B: High Z Screw-on||Screw-on to 1/4" cable||Screw-on to 1/4" cable + DI Box||Screw-on to 1/4" cable||Yes, screw-on to XLR adapter required||Switchcraft 332A adapter|
|C: High-Z XLR Pin 2 Hot||
Pin 2 Hot
|XLR-1/4" cable, Pin 2 Hot + DI Box||XLR-1/4" cable, Pin 2 Hot||No adapter required||XLR to 1/4" adapter, Pin 2 Hot|
|D: High-Z XLR Pin 3 Hot||
Pin 3 Hot
|XLR-1/4" cable, Pin 3 Hot + DI Box||XLR-1/4" cable, Pin 3 Hot||Yes, Pin 3 Hot to Pin 2 Hot adapter required||XLR to 1/4" adapter, Pin 3 Hot|
$49 1st line
$39 add'l line
Specify "tapered/polished" (top) or "knurled" (bottom).
Contact BlowsMeAway to purchase. Warranty: BlowsMeAway warranties the Ultimate Series Microphones for 2 years from date of purchase.
Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. After earning a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l'Aquila in Italy, Enrico started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica. In 1978 Enrico moved to Germany where he began to perform and to teach in two different "Musikschulen". In the early 80's, after returning to Italy, he started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica. Following in the tradition of the legendary Toots Thielemans, he began to explore new possibilities for the harmonica, an instrument too often associated solely with Rock and Blues. Besides playing in the best jazz clubs in Italy during that period, Enrico performed regularly on national television where he was a member of the Pippo Caruso orchestra in the show “Un milione al secondo” on national TV. His love for Jazz led him to New York City, the world capital of Jazz, where he soon started to perform in local jazz clubs, including The Blue Note, Birdland, Visiones, Angry Squire, and the Bottom Line. In 1992 Enrico earned a masters' degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was the only student of Toots Thielemans.
Enrico chose an Ultimate 58 microphone for his work and says:
Now that I can play everything from dirty blues to clean jazz standards, I'm completely sold on Rackit! BlowsMeAway knocked it out of the park with this new design.
One of the strongest modern proponents of Baton Rouge swamp blues, Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman who is cognizant of the region's venerable blues tradition and imaginative enough to steer it in fresh directions. Neal was born on October 14, 1957 in New Orleans. His dad, harpist Raful Neal, was a Baton Rouge blues mainstay whose pals included Buddy Guy and Slim Harpo (the latter gave three-year-old Kenny his first harmonica.
It took me a long time to find the solution for my harmonica set-up on stage. Greg's Ultimate 58 took care of the problem. Coming from the deep South of Baton Rouge, Louisiana we have a different approach on the harmonica. I learned from my dad, Raful Neal and Slim Harpo. We stick to the true sound of the harp and that's what I like about the Ultimate 58. It's very comfortable to play with the harmonica, it sounds great and the volume control give me all the leeway I need that I didn't have before. Thanks Greg, an excellent job.
The Ultimate 57 feels amazingly comfortable in the hand and looks so much hipper than a stock 57! Having the volume control really helps you to back off when you accompany another soloist. If you play a 57 you need to add this to your arsenal and you won't be dissappointed...I just Love this mic and Greg's work is always Class A in my book!
PT Gazell — ultra-nice guy and one of the swinginest, smoothest players I know.
It is so rare to find craftsmanship of the caliber Greg Heumann delivers. Greg took my Shure PE54 and turned it into, not only a much more functional mic, but also a real work of art! All without compromising the original sound. How lucky is the harmonica community to have an artist like this! Thank you sir!
I've been performing with the Ultimate 545 now for a few months. I love it. It gives me the range of tone I'm looking for, and it is so much more comfortable to hold than the much longer and heavier mic it replaced. Greg cares a lot about his customers and worked with me to ensure I got what I really wanted and needed. I'm happy to recommend BlowsMeAway Productions to my friends and fans.
Ben Henry Edwards of the U.K. is well known for his work with the Charlie Winston band
I've been using the Shure Unidyne 545 for years so when I discovered the Ultimate 545 I was naturally interested. And upon arrival at Greg's workshop to check it out, I was extremely excited by its weight, colour and volume pot.
I now own both the Ultimate 57 and Ultimate 545. Not only is Greg a skilled craftsman; he has a level of professionalism and integrity which is rare in today's business; and his passion for the harmonica is indisputable upon listening to his harp playing and singing.
"As a harpboxer, I need a microphone that is clean for vocals while still maintaining warmth and pop for vocals and beatboxing. Although a stock 57 delivers on those needs, it can become very uncomfortable to hold with one hand for an extended length of time. Greg's Ultimate 57 not only solves the problem of weight, but also allows me to adjust the volume level on the spot to give me a much greater control of my sound. I am extremly pleased with the performance of my Ultimate 57, and I am proud to say that it has become my regular microphone for gigs. Awesome job, Greg!"