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Bassist Singers with Facial Hair and Microphones

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by iriegnome, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Ok... I have had facial hair for about 30 years. I know this is stupid, but.. I would like to know how others have handled this..
    Singing and getting a mustache hair caught in the wind screen...
    It is painful and annoying as all get out. I know there are techniques and singing further away from the mic and all that. I have tried them all. But when the songs get kicking and I want to push the vocals, there I am right back on the mic and it almost never fails...
    Anyone else in the dilemma? I know it sounds funny and haha joke .... blah blah blah..
    Foam covers are terrible, but work. Finer mesh on the mic?
    Mic's I typically use for my vocals are the Shure SM-58, Beta 58, Beta 87c and my beloved 565-SD
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    You need to maintain more space between you and your mic. You are garbling your sound by being so close. Learn correct technique, and stop fighting it.
  3. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    Use a wind screen?
  4. Shave, you long haired hippy bastard!!!
  5. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Scraping the hair off your face with a sharp piece of metal seems rather barbaric to me.
    Herrick, mexicanyella, Oddly and 17 others like this.
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Well there is that
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  7. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Nylon stocking over ball of mic?
  8. Nylon stocking over head?
  9. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    a windscreen makes the most sense, but putting a nylon stocking over the mic would probably solve the problem and you wouldn't be wearing a stocking over your head :D

    would it help if you put hair gel on your facial hair to keep it in place better?
    Old Blastard likes this.
  10. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Probably both to make it a bombproof solution!
    spaz21387 and Gluvhand like this.
  11. eb3mike


    Nov 5, 2010
    No pain... no gain!
  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    If you use a stocking over your head don't forget to use this bass. ;)

    Rich Fiscus, Mvilmany, ahc and 6 others like this.
  13. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Shure 58's and Beta 58's grabbed my moustache. Swapped the PA exclusively to AKG D5's and no tribble at all.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
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  14. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Huh, I've never got my sideburns caught in the mic. Maybe reconsider your facial hair style. ;)
    mexicanyella likes this.
  15. joeypee

    joeypee .....socially distant... Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    s.e. michigan
    ....it could be worse......

    stache man.jpg
  16. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Ooh, the forehead 'stache. Stylin'! :thumbsup:
    Herrick likes this.
  17. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS

  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Lvjoebass likes this.
  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008

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