Every once in a while a very innovative product comes along… in this case, the Lav-Bullet.
It’s a simple idea that is extremely useful, especially if you need to run a mic wire down through the pants to an ankle strap… but is also very useful to get the wire through a shirt quickly.
It is a solid weighted piece of metal that looks like a silver bullet. It sports a TA5/3 connector (also a Lemo version available) to allow you to attach the transmitter end of the lav directly to it.
It comes with a handy carabiner and clip to hang the Lav-Bullet from your cart or belt.
It’s only Achilles’s Heal is that the screw in TA connector is thin metal. My utility dropped it twice and the connector broke… effectively destroying the usefulness of the Bullet. Fortunately, we had a second Lav-Bullet on hand.
Sound Guys sent a replacement envelope that took a few weeks to get… the only problem was they sent it in a standard white paper envelope… from which a hole surfaced and the replacement must have fallen out in transit.
We found you could get a standard Ta-5M sleeve to fit it from the local electronics store.
Dude, I love the idea… but the execution sucks…
I’ve had two already. The first dropped in the first week, second one I got broke after i dropped it once from 4 ft….
Thomas at Sound Guy Solutions said they design it that way to keep costs down and be able to switch out with different adapters. I’d be willing to pay more and have one that lasts… and fits only ta3/5
I do love LAV mics and yes i have heard that the design is not very durable so always needs a tech on site. Had to do so ADR and used them it was great nonethelss..
The newer Lav-Bullet rocks, it is very solid and, bullet proof.
I have used it for 4 months now with back to back shows and have never had any issues with it other then it working flawlessly.