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"The tiny bullet harmonica mic with the great big tone"

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Bulletini in hand
Bulletini in hand

Blues harp players love bullet-shaped mics. But they can be big, heavy and hard to cup, which is essential for great tone. Finally, there's a tiny bullet mic with huge tone, thanks to The Heumann Elementtm.  (Beware of impostors! Only Bulletini has this proven element. See below for videos.)


There have been sub-sized harp mics on the market for years. However our favorite vintage elements - Shure CM and CR's, Shure, Astatic and Brush crystals - don't fit shells much smaller than the traditional "JT30-size" bullets. In order to produce smaller mics, builders resort to using small, inferior elements. Their sound just doesn't measure up.

Bulletini is different. Bulletini uses The Heumann Elementtm. The Heumann Element is a brand new high impedance dynamic element developed specifically for harp players. It is in fact the ONLY element ever developed specifically for harp. It is made from a modern vocal mic element to which I make both mechanical and electrical modifications.  It has big, fat tone with plenty of bass. Ronnie Shellist says it reminds him of a vintage Ceramic element but with more output. So far it makes every small amp it has been tested with, including Kalamazoo, Memphis Mini and the Harp Train 10 sound better than anything else I know.

"I think The Heumann Element is exciting. It's remarkable that there is finally a new microphone element that harmonica players can use for great tone. The Heumann Element is The Future of harp mics!" -Charlie Musselwhite - September 2015

The Bulletini helps beginning and intermediate players sound better, but pros like it too. Just ask Billy Branch, Jon Gindick, Adam Gussow, Deak Harp, Aki Kumar, JJ Milteau, Darrell Nulisch, Charlie Musselwhite, Mickey Raphael, Andy Santana, Ronnie Shellist, Hank Shreve... the list is growing!

If you'd like to read some of the gazillions of emails I get from customers just like you - go to the Bulletini Quotes page.

Here's Hank Shreve, Hank Shreve - Musician, Educator & Producer.......
Here's Aki Kumar, straight from Garage Mahal.......
Here's Deak Harp, from his shop, Mississippi Saxophone,, in Clarksdale.......
Want to hear more great players with their Bulletinis?

Ian Collard - Harp Train 10
JD Taylor - Big Tone Mars Harmonica Amp
JD Taylor - Memphis Mini
Marko Balland - Harp Train 10
Tomlin Leckie - Zvex Nano Amplifier
Tomlin Leckie compares Shaker, Ultimate 57 and Silverfish to Bulletini
Konstantin Koleshichenko (comparison to JT30, EV mic)
Austin Hardiman - Windy City Plus Amplifier

You can also hear The Heumann Element mounted in BlowsMeAway Custom Wood mic shells in these videos:

Jake Friel and Nic Clark - Memphis Mini
Nic Clark performing - Memphis Mini
Ronnie Shellist - 1975 Fender Silverface Princeton
RJ Mischo - Sonny Jr Avenger
Andy Just - Sonny Jr Avenger
Serko Niemenen live

Ordering Information:

Bulletini Bulletini:
$189 Diameter 1.7"
Length: 2.77"
Weight: 6.6 oz
Bulletini-VC Bulletini-VC: with built in volume control
$229 Diameter 1.7"
Length: 2.98"
Weight: 6.7 oz
Bulletini is a high impedance microphone. You might need one or more of these accessories to get connected:
$45
20’ Switchcraft screw-on female to 1/4” male cable
$14.95
Switchcraft 332 adapter (allows use of a 1/4” to 1/4” guitar cable or Samson AG8 wireless transmitter)
$29
Screw-on to XLR adapter (for Pin 2 Hot XLR to 1/4” unbalanced cable or Samson AX1 wireless transmitter)
$29
Screw-on to XLR adapter (for Pin 3 Hot XLR to 1/4” unbalanced cable)
$64.95
Screw-on to XLR, impedance matching, balanced output adapter (for connecting to a PA or other low impedance input.)

Note you can also use the cable above, into a "Direct Box" (aka "DI" or "Direct Input" box) - and from there to the PA. Sound guys always have DI boxes - that’s how they connect basses and keyboards to the PA. An XLR to XLR cable runs from the DI box to the PA. 

When you order I’ll need to know:

  • Where you live (just state if U.S. or country if not) so I can figure shipping
  • Which model - Bulletini or Bulletini-VC? (see above)
  • Do you need a cable or any adapters? (see above)

My 1st choice is always the screw-on cable as it keeps the flexible portion of the cable as close to the mic as possible, which minimizes any restrictions on freedom of movement. 

Let me know your preferences and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

Want to go wireless? You'll want to check out the Wireless Systems page and order the Bulletini bundle, or, if you already own a Bulletini, a wireless system and a Switchcraft 332 adapter. Once you know what you want, let me know and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Please tell me where you live so I can provide an accurate shipping quote/div>

Not sure? Contact BlowsMeAway with your questions not answered above. Link doesn't work? email greg@blowsmeaway.com

Warranty: BlowsMeAway warranties Bulletini Microphones for 1 year from date of purchase.

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