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Rycote BBG Windshield

BH #RYBBG20 • MFR #011001
Rycote BBG Windshield
Key Features
  • 0.78 Diameter
The BBG Windshield is a low-profile ball-type wind diffuser for cylindrical microphones. The BBG Windshield is made of the same materials as the standard windshield and is fitted with a grommet that grips the microphone body. The microphone is pushed through the grommet, completely enclosing the mic capsule within the windshield.
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Rycote 011001 Overview

The BBG Windshield is a low-profile ball-type wind diffuser for cylindrical microphones. The BBG Windshield is made of the same materials as the standard windshield and is fitted with a grommet that grips the microphone body. The microphone is pushed through the grommet, completely enclosing the mic capsule within the windshield.

Rycote 011001 Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.79" / 20 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 5 x 4.9"

Rycote 011001 Reviews

Works nice

By Roman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-11

The Windshield works just fine with the Windjammer! From my experience it is better if you have your windshield size 1mm bigger (not more) than the actual diameter of the mic. When diameters are the same, the BBG will fit, but if you need to put it on and off from time to time, it is better to get an extra millimeter to smoothen the operation. Will not affect the efficiency of wind reduction.

Best ball of plastic I've ever spent $130 on

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-12

The majority of my use of the BBG so far has been on indoors shoots, where it has done a wonderful job cutting room tone and boom movement. I use it with the Oktava MK-012, a mic rather prone to movement noise but the BBG has cut that concern rather nicely. I've run some tests with the BBG on the MK-012 outside and again, found the BBG quite satisfactory. In a pinch I wouldn't have many qualms using this combo for a controlled shoot outdoors in lieu of a shotgun mic. While the price can be irksome for a plastic ball it feels well made and durable, and really, what piece of audio/video equipment doesn't feel irksomely priced? The BBG breaks in half to allow proper insertion of mic, however it can still be a bit of work to get the mic in there, especially with shorter mics. The threading also feels like it could be smoother, with perhaps more threads, but as is, is certainly adequate. Ultimately rather pleased with the purchase; the negatives do not counteract it's great wind cutting ability.

Excellent!

By Sunfire Studios
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-30

Fits my Schoeps snuggly. Low profile. Must have outdoor accessory!

Does it's job well.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-18

Goes well with the Oktava MK-012. Fits snug and feels real sturdy. Also handy being modular for down the track.

Great wind protection

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-03-07

The baby ball gag with the furry windjammer stood up perfectly to a very high-wind recording day I did in Time Square a while back - I was impressed. Before that outing, I tested it at home by putting the mic in the ball and accompanying windjammer, standing in front of it with a large piece of cardboard, and fanning like mad. I was really only a few inches from the mic, and was fanning the large piece of cardboard for all I was worth, and the recordings afterwards didn't have a trace of wind noise. Good enough for me!

Nice, effective, cheap..cheaper solution

By James the Sound Man
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-30

I use this with my Oktabva MK012 as everybody else. It works fine with the inversion/lyre mount, although the mount seems to need to be tightened really tight for it to hold.

The perfect mini-blimp

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-27

As a filmmaker who likes to shoot outdoors, and likes to get audio of natural sounds, I've been wanting to get a Baby Ball for some time. I hesitated for quite a while because I was not sure it was worth the price. I have a Rode blimp for my shotgun microphone, and was able to use that to house my pencil microphone when needed. But it was a time-consuming and laborious process to switch out a 10 shotgun microphone for a five-inch cardioid pencil microphone. After purchasing Baby Ball Gag, it is easy to use my Behringer B-5 microphone outdoors--and to record the relatively faint sounds of insects and birdsong. I also find it useful for capture dialog in a quiet outdoor setting. I usually prefer the sound from the cardioid B-5, than that of the shotgun. I'm able to get a fuller, more nuanced recording of a person's voice. If you are a one-man-band, using a cardioid can be more forgiving than a shotgun, which will require a person to keep it pointed at the talent's mouth during the shoot. I also use it indoors when ceiling fans are in use. I'm about to begin working on a VLOG, and plan on using a combination of the B-5 with the Baby Ball, along with a lavalier microphone, to ensure the best possible sonic coverage (within my budget and setup). The Baby Ball Gag is THE solution to using pencil microphones out of doors. For me, a completely worthwhile purchase.

Simply fantastic!

By Travis T.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-01

Used this last weekend on a short film paired with an Oktava MK-012 and have to say, the BBG performed absolutely beautifully! Seriously, the Oktava is a remarkable microphone that's plague with handling and movement sensitivity but this BBG helped eliminate any and all wind on it. Used it with a Rycote Inv-HG MK-III and boy, it was a match made in heaven. Definitely worth every penny!

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Will this end cap fit on the Rycote Windshield #4? They don't sell the individual replacement caps so I'm looking for a cheaper option.
Asked by: Mitchell N.
The Rycote Baby Ball Gag Windshield will not work as replacement end cap for the Rycote windshield kit #4. You will require Rycote MFR # 018501. It is a replacement part (Mono Modular Windshield End Cap) sold at cost through their parts store.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will one of these sizes fit the Shure MV88+ ...

Will one of these sizes fit the Shure MV88+ microphone?
Asked by: Dan
The Rycote BBG Windshield is designed for use with larger pencil condenser and small-diaphragm condenser microphones and is not compatible for use with the Shure MOTIV MV88+ Digital Stereo Microphone.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-28

question

Is it suitable for a tetramic?
Asked by: Terry P.
This windshield has a diameter that is too large for the Tetramic. We do carry a model made specifically for the mic, which is the Rycote Modular Windshield TetraMic Kit, B&H # RY086047.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will the Deity S-Mic2s fit ok, and which Rycote ...

Will the Deity S-Mic2s fit ok, and which Rycote BBG will be best ?
Asked by: Vincent
The Rycote BBG Windshield fits microphones that have a 20mm diameter. The Deity Microphones S-Mic 2S Short Shotgun Microphone has a diameter of 19mm, so the BBG is going to be a bit loose. You could use a rubber grommet or rubber band to create a tighter fit so the BBG stays in place. This is the smallest size BBG that Rycote offers.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-09

Can the BBG work without the windjammer?

Can the BBG work without the windjammer?
Asked by: Alby
Yes the Rycote BBG Windshield can work without the Rycote BBG Windjammer.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-09-29

question

Will this fit the 'Samson C02 Pencil Mic' perfectly? Any alternative for that mic if this doesn't work for that?
Asked by: Hans
The Rycote Baby Ball Gag Windshield is compatible with the Samson C02.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will a Sanken CS-M1 fit ok in the .78" Rycote ...

Will a Sanken CS-M1 fit ok in the .78" Rycote BBG?
Asked by: Todd
Yes the Sanken CS-M1 will fit this Rycote windshield model.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-10-03

Does the BBG windscreen come with the mount as ...

Does the BBG windscreen come with the mount as shown?
Asked by: Roberto
The Rycote 011001 BBG Windshield includes the baby ball gag only. The shock mount, microphone, and cable in the photos are for illustration and are not included with the BBG.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-08
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