New “540” Clamps

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This is the first of the new “540” clamps which are adjustable with standard 1/4″ hex pandeiro tuning keys.  Show above is the clamp after it’s been machined and tumbled, but before it’s anodized black.

Berimbau Microphone Prototype

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Here is an old blurry photo of a microphone I made for Cyro Baptista:


It’s the same microphone design I use for frame drums, but with a modified capsule more suited to the mid-rangy frequencies of the instrument.  Also featuring an elongated clamp that positions the microphone in the sweet-spot for picking up the instrument’s characteristic ‘wau-wau’ sound at the gourd’s mouth.