Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics

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Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:16 am

On Friday 25 January 2013 21:01:37 Bob van der Poel did opine:
Message additions Copyright Friday 25 January 2013 by Gene Heskett

> Anyone used one of cheap ribbon mics I see on feabay for well under

For a big buck, its worth the experiment Bob. One huge caveat though.

Don't ever walk up to a ribbon mic & blow into it to see if its live. A
perfectly innocent little puff of air can and has stretched the ribbon by a
1/4" or more in the old RCA M-77's. They are a cast iron bitch to put a
new ribbon in them because most folks don't have the non-magnetic phosphor
bronze screwdrivers you need to work inside the magnetic field of one of
those mikes.

BTDT, several times in my early career in electronic servicing back in the
'50's.

One thing the typical ribbon will do is make a close miking setup a lot
more realistic by putting a solid foundation under the sound of the sax.
Its a sound I like.

Cheers, Gene
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[LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 1:56 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Len Ovens, (Sat Jan 26, 2:20 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Al Thompson, (Sat Jan 26, 7:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 10:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Wed Feb 20, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Len Ovens, (Tue Mar 26, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Wed Mar 27, 12:28 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Q, (Sat Jan 26, 7:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Gene Heskett, (Sat Jan 26, 2:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:12 am)