Mario Mics are affordably priced, hand built, electret condenser microphones with a 90 degree bend, perfect for getting in tight places, with bodies made from US made copper pipe.
The story behind the mics is that I stumbled across an old handheld electret microphone that I tried on a few sources and ended up loving it on toms. As much as I loved those, I could not often fit them around a tight drum set, so I took one apart with the intent on reworking the body into a 90 degree angle. After realizing it would probably make more sense to redesign the whole thing, I set out to create my own favorite tom mic, machined and built entirely by me, with all “audiophile” components.
The end result is the Mario Mic: an electret condenser with super fast transient handling, and a cool looking 90 degree angled body, perfect for mic’ing toms and snaredrums.
Links to sound samples are below.
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Here’s a video of how the mics are made: