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Offline ScotK

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2014, 09:06:15 AM »
I attended a show in New York once in a small venue, armed with my Kangol. I scoped out a good place, sat down, adjusted my gear and was ready to go. A few minutes later, I see some other guy walking down the aisle with the same hat. He looks around, eventually settles next to me and ... you guessed it ... pulls out his recorder to make the final adjustments.  Kinda like a secret handshake, although perhaps not so secret these days....

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2014, 02:27:12 PM »
That's proof enough for me that you both knew where the sweet spot was......niiiiice
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2014, 01:52:04 PM »
I use a modified version of this.  I wear it everywhere I go so no one ever gives me a second glance.  My cap reads $T3TH.  with the gold letters on hat style H13... I blend right in.

I had you pegged for this model hat, Ben Turnbull... Sure it wasn't this one?

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 10:39:17 PM »
Yes, prepare to feel (and look) like a complete and utter tool on your first outing. But trust me,  the pain and embarassment eases with each use thereafter. I now only feel a slight sting when donning the Kangol. And its worth it.

As a woman I feel even sillier wearing the Kangol.....
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2014, 10:23:44 AM »
I use a mesh truckers hat.  I look really goofy in a Kangol and I just have to be different  ;D  >:D

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2014, 12:17:21 PM »
This thread is making me want to build a top hat with a couple of U89's in it lol.

I took a baseball cap years ago and punched a couple of small holes in the bottom part right above my ears to stick my CSB's through. Worked pretty good, but those things are tiny anyway. I like the way they sound, I just wish I could get a drunken-wookie filter mod for them.
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2014, 04:28:26 PM »
This thread is making me want to build a top hat with a couple of U89's in it lol.

I took a baseball cap years ago and punched a couple of small holes in the bottom part right above my ears to stick my CSB's through. Worked pretty good, but those things are tiny anyway. I like the way they sound, I just wish I could get a drunken-wookie filter mod for them.

I considered this... a "Slash" style top hat, but I figured I'd get too many people that want to come up and talk about it,  make some sort of comment as they walk by, or worse, have someone flip the thing off my head.   
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2014, 11:14:53 AM »
Just got this the other day and it seems to work fine. Wearing it backwards with ca-14's clipped inside. Added bonus to find a zippered stash pocket in the front/inside of the hat. Big enough I can stash the mics in, if needed.

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2014, 10:46:03 PM »
Nyquist omni sound hat ... ordinary baseball hat with grommets pressed/sewn into the temples. The omni capsules were permanently sealed into the hat with some sort of industrial silicone glue.


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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2014, 02:33:56 PM »
Do you use a bar in the Kangol? If so is it attached to the hat? Do you use windscreens or no?
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2014, 02:26:44 PM »
I'm not an  >:D guy.  in fact I'v only done it twice.  once with ca rig in hat and once with my neumanns in hat.  neumanns was WAY to stressful.  it didn't help that the guy behind me kept asking me to take my hat off (it wasn't any bigger than most peoples ball caps) and threatening to fight me etc.  both times I just put the mics in a hat not really thinking about fabric getting in the way etc.  the one I used with the ca rig was much thinner and it came out great (but I looked ridiculous).

anyway I just picked up a ca11 rig for the one or two times a year I need it.  I'd prefer in a hat rather than clipped to a hat. I was just thinking about putting them in my baseball hat clipped together (sort of xy or pas) on top of my head.  Looking at my hat options they all have very thick/hard fabric on that portion of the hat.  I have one trucker hat that is a little thinner but still thick.  it's sort of "spongy" material so it may be better than the others.  I WILL NOT wear a kangol.  Maybe the ball cap looking one but it appears the vented part is only right above the brim.  is this correct?

A normal ball cap without the very thick/hard front will work better than one with the thick/hard part but I'm not sure if it would be good enough.  I can cut the holes a tiny bit but would prefer not to make them huge and thus noticeable.
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2014, 04:33:41 PM »
Do you wear the Kangol backwards (logo fwd)?
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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2014, 04:46:58 PM »
I wear mine forwards with the mk caps resting on the front bill and secured with a loop of elastic I sewed in..

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2014, 05:42:42 PM »
I wear mine forwards with the mk caps resting on the front bill and secured with a loop of elastic I sewed in..
Hmm... sounds vaguely familiar to me.   The logo facing forwards thing doesn't suit me at all but worn normally, it ain't half bad.

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Re: Recording hat
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2018, 12:18:31 PM »
Considering this method for MK4's.

Questions for anyone who has done this:

Does the hat fabric rubbing against the caps cause any problems?

Any tips or tricks for keeping the cable coming out of the hat discreet?
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