zvex effects proudly announces the release of the tb-2 handmade microphone, designed for special effects through a guitar amplifier and guitar accessories. what makes the tb-2 different from other microphones?
most professional microphones are designed to connect to a mixing console, so they have balanced outputs terminating in an xlr connector. their outputs are very low level as well as being low-impedance, which
makes them incompatible with guitar gear in three ways, with the additional problem of having terrifying feedback problems when placed in front of a raging guitar amplifier.
the tb-2 has the following features that define its specialty nature:
its output is high-impedance like a guitar.
its output connector is ¼" and is designed to connect directly to effects or an amp.
it features extremely high rejection of signals located more than 1 inch away, so it literally cannot hear your amplifier if it's more than a few feet away from it, so it doesn't feed back on stage!
it's hand made from an actual tea ball, with a removable magnetic pop screen and filter, with a hand-bent copper hoop and springs that make it look like something from the 20s.
it has a wah-wah built in! this lets you set a filtered tone for telephone effects or honking tones to exaggerate instruments like harmonica, or you can actively wah your own voice!
the tb-2 is limited to a run of less than 100 pieces, and if you miss out on this one, you'll have to wait until 2019 for our next microphone offering!