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Old December 2nd, 2009, 05:36 AM   #16
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Marcus,

I got Rode's own pistol grip for my similar NTG-2:

RØDE Microphones - PG2 Pistol Grip Shock Mount

I'm not sure that the blimp pistol grip can be used on its own without the blimp mount. Mine didn't come with the rubber "o" mount that you stick the mic through. You may want to confirm this.
Hi Mike, you use the RODE Blimp pistol grip with the Blimp mount (mic suspension cradle). The Blimp doesn't come with that circular silicon "o" mount that's supplied with their PG2, because it's not required.

Marcus, both the RODE PG2 and their Blimp pistol grip handle have 3/8" screw holes in the bottom of the handles to be able to mount them on a suitable mic stand. Ideal for solo op work, don't forget to add weights at the base of the stand to keep it stable.

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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #17
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Should i buy a BLIMP for the rode?How does it exactly work?

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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:54 AM   #18
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Allan,

You're right of course - I meant that the you couldn't get a simple, compact pistol grip without the blimp frame (the two circular mounts, rubber bands, rail etc.) Sure you can take the basket off and use it that way indoors, but it's not as compact.

I own a Blimp again, BTW. (and bloody good it is too for the money). I ditched my first one a while back because it was too bulky, but I now realise that you have to make physical sacrifices if you want good sound! I'm thinking of bungy-cording it to my rucksack, until someone in Australia goes commercial with the PVC pipe/rocket launcher enclosure!

Marcus,

The blimp gives you a total enclosure of your mic, so there is "dead air" between it and the outside world. You can add the furry cover ("dead wombat") for almost total wind protection. There's also a good suspension system in it to reduce handling noise. You can hand-hold it in its pistol grip, or mount it on a boom.

http://www.rodemic.com/blimp for the manual.

I get asked what channel my video will be on if I am out and about with furry mic covers (blimp, softies etc.). A bit of fur seems to mean you work for the BBC!
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Old December 5th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #19
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"I'm thinking of bungy-cording it to my rucksack, until someone in Australia goes commercial with the PVC pipe/rocket launcher enclosure!"


;) ;) Mike, you could knock one of these together :)

A carry case for the RODE Blimp.

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