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what microphone is this?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by xhavepatiencex, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. ive had this microphone for a few years now, i got it from my church, and i dont know what it is nor does it have any marking on it to enlighten me as to what it might be. ive used it on snare with good results just wondering what it is. thank you!

  2. I wanna say Beyerdynmic, but I could be wrong.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Looks like an E-V to me. One thing to clarify this: older Beyers and Sennheisers and AKG's from the 60s (or so) typically had DIN connectors instead of XLRs. Is that a Switchcraft on that puppy?
  4. it does just have a standard xlr on it, is there anyway opening it up might help me figure it out
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I guess you could try that screw I see towards the connector-end of the barrell. You may find that it screws out by turning it CLOCKWISE (some do that, some don't) if it doesn't come out the traditional way. Anyway, that will retain the XLR connector and if you can pull that connector out from the mic, you might be able to learn something by looking up inside it.
    Doesn't look like the "head" of the mic unscrews, either. You know the more that I look at that puppy, I doubt it's an E-V because of the machining at the end of the barrell, so now I'm stumped, too! Be careful when you pull the thing apart, though, because the internal wiring and transformer could be very fragile from age. There are lots of old no-name mics out there that make great snare and/or guitar amp mics due to their "gonk-tone" factor. Keep it working!
  6. ok cool, ill try taking it apart and see if i can figure anything out... now i think i might try using it again and see if i like it... hmmm...
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hey, upload this in our gallery xhavepatiencex! Maybe if we find out more we can add a little history on it too.

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