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Gordon Giltrap Launches Signature Microphone Instrumount

Guitar legend, Gordon Giltrap, has joined forces with Exploraudio to produce a version of their H-clamp instrumount to fit the whole range of Guitars he plays, from electric to jumbo acoustic.


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Gordon first saw the H-clamp being used on stage some years ago and was immediately impressed but it was not until he embarked on a new recording project that he decided to try one on the recommendation of a close friend and highly respected music technician. His conclusion after using the H-clamp was: "It's the perfect way to use any mic with a guitar, you can set it up in seconds and then just forget about it. The H-clamp holds the mic in the 'sweet spot' for ideal tone and stays there, motionless, however much you or the guitar move around during the performance."



The 'Giltrap Signature' H-clamp has an adjustment range to fit guitar bodies from 43mm to 122mm in depth and is based on the most popular H-clamp model, the H-clampLight. Manufactured to aerospace tolerances in the UK using high performance polymers and aluminium, the H-clamp is both light and very strong, yet its design harks back to the cramps used by luthiers for centuries.


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This fusion of tradition and 21st century technology into a simple, minimalist device has resulted in a product with unrivalled versatility that can be mounted quickly and securely to the widest possible range of instruments. Its luthier's cramp design heritage ensures a tight grip without damaging the instrument - the luthier's cramp must press an instrument's seams together very tightly while the glue sets but still be 'gentle' on the instrument at all times.



The beauty of the H-clamp is that it works equally well with everything from low budget to high end microphones and from lavalier to large capsule condensor mics. Teamed with one of the increasingly impressive low cost mics on the market it makes a very cost-effective 'entry-level' solution for home studios and live gigs but it's also ideal for professional recording studio and broadcast applications with the highest quality mics available.


PRICE: £70.00 (excluding VAT)


Exploraudio was founded in 2006 to develop products that simplify the process of capturing and/or reproducing musical performances to give maximum freedom of expression. The revolutionary H-clamp was the first of these products and remains the core of the business. The quest for improved sonic performance and ease of use across the chain from performer to audience is now taking the company into collaborations for electronic product development with successful musicians and leading industry figures. 

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