New Music Gear Monday: Von Erickson Skull Microphone

skull microphoneSometimes style and image is a higher priority than the actual sound of a device, and if that describes your place in the music business, then you’re going to want to check out the Von Erickson Labs Skull Microphone. Von Erickson already makes jewelry based around a certain creepy zombie theme, so a microphone was an easy reach for the company that knows what its audience wants.

The Skull Microphone looks like a venerable Shure Model 55 only in the shape of a skull. While there’s no mention as to exactly which diaphragm is being used, the specs are pretty good. It has a frequency response of 60 to 17,000 Hz and a supercardioid polar pattern, which is not expected from the mic of that shape that we know and love. It’s also manufactured in the U.S., which is always good.

There’s not much more to say expect that the Skull Microphone is available in three styles – Bright Chrome, Dark Chrome and Satin Gun Metal, and sells for $375. Come on, you know you want one.

Thanks to my buddy Steve Harvey for the heads up.

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