Chinese Amazon dpa 4099 knockoff special

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by ClaytonBassMan, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. ClaytonBassMan


    Jul 23, 2016
    I currently run a ccb with sbw gda and supernil E for strings... and a shadow sh951 with a custom mount for jack... as Velcro is a stupid mounting idea... I’m buying a cheap Chinese dpa knockoff to blend in some fingerboard noise... as the foam wrapped 57 works but is a little tacky even for me... any one tried this piece of crap All I could find as one cellist that said they were ok... maybe I’ll make some sound clips... or maybe I should just keep it a secret if it sounds ok. I don’t want communist China getting all da paper yo
  2. bassfiddlesteve

    bassfiddlesteve Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    I don't know how good those mics are, but this picture is priceless!

    - Steve 71c-8uJ2lvL._SL1500_.jpg
  3. dhergert

    dhergert Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Blue Zone, California
    Hmmm, those aren't strings, they're part of the mic mounting system on a 2-string bass!

  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
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  5. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Ahah, this is hilarious!
  6. chilensko


    Sep 27, 2010
    I got A six stringer so no problem for me!
  7. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Here's the deal, I purchased an Ovid TBone from Thomann. It's similar to this, mine lasted about a year before it failed. My advice would be to get a used DPA 4099B. Because DPA recently redesigned the microphone, used ones
    are appearing in the TB Classifides. The outer sleeve of the cable on the DPA's is made of something similar to Kevlar
    so it's very durable. My take is that would be throwing $60.00 away, I did.[/QUOTE]
  8. ClaytonBassMan


    Jul 23, 2016
    I saw a new review on Amazon about micing up my pbass... and only using the a & d strings. knew someone from here made it and I couldn’t help but lol
    Mister Boh and dhergert like this.
  9. birgebass


    Nov 7, 2011
    Well, the good thing about this is that it seems to do a good job at muting your electric bass.
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  10. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    This here is a golden example of why you should buy your stuff from an upright specialist.