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Posted On: Oct. 23 2010, 4:57 PM
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I've got mics that I've never used for tracking yet..  Do I need mics ????   NO...

      I've been eyeballing this MA-200 Mic....

  Lately, anything I've looked at costs a $1,000.00 loonies.. It still takes my attention.. :)  It might be nice to do some tracks with it and see what it can do..

       Bill..
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 23 2010, 5:48 PM

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Bet it is great.  Way beyond my price range! :)
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 23 2010, 5:54 PM
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I have heard nothing but good things about these.

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a Mojave microphone's journey begins and ends in Burbank, CA. US made Jensen transformers, NOS (new old stock) tubes, and quality FETS's are shipped offshore and mated to capsules. At Mojave it is a given that no sacrifices are made in the critical signal path electronics. This hybrid of domestic and overseas manufacturing allows us to make superb microphones that are affordable without compromise.


If memory serves me correct that guy (David Royer) was well known for his work with Royer Labs ribbon mics.

Tom you mix that mic with your 610 and you are going to have one SWEEEEEET chain bro!



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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 23 2010, 6:06 PM
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iI KkNnOoWw...      :)  :p  :laugh:    If I were busy tracking, I'd have me one of them..  However, I do have a Shure 330 Ribbon mic.. I got way back in the '60's..  Maybe, '63 - '64..   I used it back then to record acoustic guitar with it..  I'd really like to have a ribbon mic preamp for it..  The preamp I used with it back then didn't quite do it justice..  Royer makes a Stereo Ribbon, that I'd love to try out..  I'd trade my best pair of holy   :)  :p    socks for one of them..

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 23 2010, 11:56 PM
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Quote: (woxnerw @ Oct. 23 2010, 11:06 AM)

iI KkNnOoWw...          If I were busy tracking, I'd have me one of them..  However, I do have a Shure 330 Ribbon mic.. I got way back in the '60's..  Maybe, '63 - '64..   I used it back then to record acoustic guitar with it..  I'd really like to have a ribbon mic preamp for it..  The preamp I used with it back then didn't quite do it justice..  Royer makes a Stereo Ribbon, that I'd love to try out..  I'd trade my best pair of holy   :)  :p    socks for one of them..

    Bill..

I would be surprised if that ribbon was not sagging.

You could get it upgraded/fixed for a reasonable price.

I'm sure you know you need a whole lot-a-gain for ribbons.

Believe it or not there are many affordable ($100-$200) pre's on the market right now with crazy amounts of clean gain, used prices are even better.

LOt's of cheap ribbons out there too (many of them need some sort of adjusting tho) the market is just flooded with imports, most of them all have the same manufacture (shinny ribbon mics) but they just have different names (Nady,Stellar, Apex, etc etc)
If you are handy with a soldier gun with a few minor changes you can really make a good stereo pair or single mic that will be pretty close to the higher/midrange name brands.
There are specs all over the web Bill for the Mods using really inexpensive simple parts and stuffing to transform these imports into something worth using.

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I got one of the Nady cheap ribbons, and it is no RCA 77.  :)
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 24 2010, 1:22 AM
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Quote: (TomS @ Oct. 23 2010, 6:01 PM)

I got one of the Nady cheap ribbons, and it is no RCA 77.  :)

Did you have the Mod done to it?

I hear they are pretty tinty and noisy without it.

Of course it's no RCA 77, even an RCA77 isn't one from time to time if you know what I mean.  :whistle:

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 24 2010, 4:29 AM

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Nah, no mod.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 25 2010, 3:33 PM
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It's been so long sense I did any tracking with that Shure 330 ribbon mic..  I remember one session way back when I used it on a Leslie 147 cabinet..   Thinking back, that abuse to it, should never have happened..  I used an E/V 655C on the Hi-end of the cabinet (a fore-runner to an E/V RE 20) and the Shure 300 on the bottom end..  Before I discovered what the bottom ended was doing it sounded great till I heard the ribbon flexing from the rotor air as the bottom-end rotor spun up..  Did the bottom end ever have a nice "EDGE" to it, though..  

     I don't think there's ever be a mic built to replace an RCA 77 Mic..  ????

 It would be so nice to have/find a pair of them things at the end of some one's driveway, in the trash....... Hehehehe..  Hey, TomS ?

     Bill..

 [edit]   what do you spose it would cost to have that Shure 330 mic re-built by Shure ???? jeremysdemo..
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 25 2010, 4:04 PM
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Quote: (woxnerw @ Oct. 25 2010, 8:33 AM)

 [edit]   what do you spose it would cost to have that Shure 330 mic re-built by Shure ???? jeremysdemo..

what is it the Unitron Deck model or the Concert series?

I would love to rock that with vocal on a stage! pretty....yummmmm

I think the price of repair is going to be determined by it's condition, is the cork dried out, the silking torn, that type of stuff, and then of course there is the ribbon....

all that air pressure of close miking amps concerns me...that thing could be torn...or just sagging...most likely tho at that age regardless it would need replacing.

IF I'd have to guess without actually seeing it you are looking at a $200-$300 repair job, not because the materials are all that expensive but because of the meticulousness of labor and the specialty of vintage gear repair is expensive.

If you knew a little bit about it you could replace the ribbon yourself, put a readily available 0.6 micron in it, man is that tricky tho.  :whistle:

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