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12 Gauge Microphones manufactures six microphones, mostly in the shells of spent 12 gauge shotgun shells. The company was founded by Brad Martin, a guitar instructor and recording engineer based in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Brad’s initial shotgun shell microphones drew sufficient attention and demand online that he began selling the mics commercially in April, 2011.

Brad Martin

I never set out to make it a business or even sell any for that matter. I posted a thread [online] titled “Help me name my microphone” with some pictures and a sound clip, hoping to get some witty names for my microphones. To my surprise I received so many e-mails to buy them I made a quick webpage to handle all the orders.

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