The fact that the LoFReQ is small, with a built-in mic stand mount, makes it easy to position and practical to use on most sources—this is much more than just a kick mic. The Daru Jones Signature Model has gold contacts and a dust cover on the XLR output, plus it has beefed up wiring to help make it more road-ready.
From a recent conversation with the owner of Solomon Mics, Henry French:
“I spoke to Daru after he tried the standard LoFReQ. He loved it and was interested in doing a signature model so I asked him what he wanted to change. He wanted it to match his kit with the gold sparkle shell but he didn’t want to change the sound! So, since Daru travels a lot, we added the special gold-plated XLR connector with a dust cover and beefed up the wiring just to make sure his signature model was more road ready. We wanted to still keep the cost reasonable but we also included a more substantial gig bag compared to the thinner nylon bag that come with the standard LoFReQ. He loves it!”
Check out this VIDEO we did with Henry at NAMM 2016. He talks about the standard and Daru Jones versions of the LoFReQ.
I’ve been using the LoFReQ in recent recording sessions and have had great results on kick drum but also fantastic results on a bass vocalist! I have a favorite ribbon mic that I like to use on the bass singer from The Coats Vocal Band but in the last couple sessions I put the LoFReQ up right beside the ribbon—amazing results!
The LoFreQ on kick drum with an AKG D12 E inside with a Sony C500 condenser outside.
The LoFReQ next to an Audio-Technica 4080 ribbon mic ready to record bass vocals for The Coats new album.
- Brass hardware and signature nameplate
- Neutral XLR with gold contacts
- Upgraded robust wiring
- Dara’s gig bag
- Gold spare tolex
- Mic type: Dynamic 6.5″ driver
- Polar pattern: Bidirectional
- Impedance: 150 ohms
- Frequency response: 25 to 3000 Hz
- Output jack: Neutrik XLR
- Overall dimension: 7″ x 3.5″
- Weight: 4.1 lbs
- Customized in-line pad for controlled gain and impedance designed to match the Shure Beta 52
- Attaches to standard mic stand (5/8″ fine thread)
- Tolex wrapped fiberboard shell
- Heavy duty protective grills
- One Year Warranty
Daru Jones LoFreq Signature Model
Solomon LoFReQ Black
Solomon LoFReQ White
Solomon LoFReQ Trooper (Black & White)