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Re: hello and beginner question: shock mount for ME66?

Subject: Re: hello and beginner question: shock mount for ME66?
From: "lamprophis1963" lamprophis1963
Date: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:53 am ((PDT))

I have the use the Rode PG2 with my ME-66 (and ME 62).  I really like it.  =
It is sturdy, quiet and easy to use in the field.  I like that I can use it=
 handheld or tripod mount it.  The routing of the cables through the handle=
 is convenient, but a bit tedious if you change cables.  It also folds for =
When I had purchased my ME-66 kit, it came with a Universal Shock Mount (Pe=
arstone DUSM) which worked, but was not nearly as effective.  I had to make=
 a handle which transferred a lot of noise, the rubber "bands" always came =
loose from the mount.  It was clearly a lesser product.
The Rode PG2 solved all those problems.

I would suggest at least an inexpensive "dead cat" windcover to go over the=
 foam windscreen.  I didn't have one at first and lost quite a few recordin=
gs to mild breezes.

I don't have and don't intend to get a zeppelin type windscreen.  I find th=
em too cumbersome for field use since I record mostly at night and often st=
anding in water (amphibian calls).  I need to be able to tuck my gear under=
 my arm, in a pocket, etc. when trying to stabilize myself or take photos.


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