Larry Junstrom and members of 38 Special crew meet Bob Heil and his Hawaiian shirt.New York (July 10, 2008)--If it's summer, it means that classic rock acts are out on the road, reviving great songs and great memories simultaneously. This summer, it seems as if a number of those classic acts are using Heil mics to make sure every note gets heard.
For instance, Kansas have been touring with a package of Heil mics; PR 30s, PR 40s and Handi Mics are new additions to drummer Phil Ehart's kit. Monitor mixer Derek Platt commented after using the Handi Mics on snare that, "It sounded like a snare drum with melted butter dripping off it!" The band also uses PR 22s for its three singers.
Pat Benatar is out on her annual summer tour with longtime FOH mixer, Billy Triplett at the helm. " I use Heil mics on almost every channel that requires a microphone," he said. "The PR 30s have become my 'must have' on drum overheads. The drummer loves them because I can bring them in closer to the kit, thereby eliminating bleed into the IEMs from other instruments."
Southern rockers .38 Special are also using Heil Sound on their tour. FOH duties are handled by John Livoti, and monitor chores by Mojo. Bob Heil recently visited both, along with bassist Larry Junstrom, an avid ham radio friend of Bob's, during a tour stop in St. Louis, MO.
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