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Crank Sturgeon

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Crank Sturgeon


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About CrankSturgeon

Sales 4,947
On Etsy since 2013

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Crank Sturgeon in a few sentences…

I've been building contact microphones since the early 1990's. It started as an art school thing: a lot of us (art students) had heaps of sonic ideas, but zero actual musical talent. This resulted in frequent trips to thrift stores, dumpsters, and, if we had a little extra cash, Radio Shack - anything it took to get our projects and up and running and sounding cool. My DIY approach evolved over the years, as a sound-making artist and also as a technician, working for audio component manufacturers. The combination of experimental tinkering and professional work led to developing a product line of microphones: not only was I using these microphones on my tours, there was a growing number of inquiries on how to purchase them.

Fast-forward to 2007. I started Huso Solutions as an official small business / DBA so as to better promote my inventory of DIY transducers, shaker boxes, gadgets, and, of course: contact microphones. I signed up with Etsy in 2013.

Shop members

  • Crank Sturgeon

    Owner, Big Fish

    Noisemaker. Big Fish at Huso Solutions.

  • PMB

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Noisecat. Oversees product assembly. Onboard with Huso Solutions since 2010.

  • Ms. Grebes

    Assistant, Product Development

    Noisecat. Gets tangled in cables. Joined Huso Solutions in 2020.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2022
Hello and thanks for your interest in my microphones! I do my best to ensure that these microphones will provide you with years of enjoyment. If, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied, I will happily replace or refund.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I will gladly refund or replace any microphone that has arrived damaged or isn't up to the customer's expectations. That said, this guarantee will not cover the improper use of the microphone. Please use responsibly!

The window for returns is 4 weeks. Returns must be in new condition and with original packaging. I cannot accept returns on used gear.
This shops accepts Direct Checkout, which includes PayPal, credit cards, and Apple Pay.
All microphones are processed upon receiving payment. Clearance of E-checks can take a few days. Any questions, please get in touch.
When ordering, please include your correct mailing address! I cannot stress this enough. It is your responsibility to provide your current shipping details. I am not accountable for packages lost in the mail due to incorrect information.

PRODUCTS SHIP WITHIN 2 WEEKS* upon receiving payment. Purchases are processed in the order that they are received. Turnaround time is usually less than this, and I do my best to get items out in a timely manner. I understand that nobody likes to wait.

*The COVID-19 pandemic is likely going to affect the shipment of parts and mail delivery. As this situation is fluid, I'll be amending the shipping times of certain products.

Pretty please: DO NOT place an order with a note expressing that you'll need the mic in two days because you have an upcoming gig. This is not only rude but it's unfair to the other customers. If you're in a rush, GET IN TOUCH FIRST.

All my microphones ship 1st class or USPS Priority within the USA.

I will provide tracking numbers when your items ship. Please keep in mind that sometimes chaos theory applies to shipping; once these products leave the post office, they are, unfortunately, at the mercy of the postal gods and not my responsibility if they get lost, stolen off your front porch, or intercepted by hungry alligators.

As a shop owner, I reserve the right to cancel orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional questions, please get in touch via email, crankst ("at") gmail ("dot") com or by visiting my website