Mic refinishing


Aug 17, 2001
I know EV quit doing this years ago but does anyone know who can refinish mics besides the guys who do RCA's?
I have a couple of EV 666's that still work well but look like hell.
Paint's worn off in places and some bad engraving marks from the previous owner.
I'd like to get them refinished so they'll look good on a '60's podium.
Any ideas?


Well-Known Member
Feb 10, 2001
Dissassemble it and take the body parts to an 'auto body' shop. Those guys can perform minor miracles. If it requires 'nickel plating' [like a Neumann...you didn't mention which 'EV' it is], then you can probably find a 'plating shop' in your area that can help walk you through the process.

Wes Dooley over at "AEA" might be able to assist you as well.


Aug 17, 2001
Thanks Fletcher.
I was looking around for some guys who work on aluminum refinishing but as usual, you have a better idea.
While I'm here, I asked this earlier while you were on vacation.
Want to upgrade my analog processing for my collection of ribbon mics.
I do voiceover work into a daw.
Would you recommend the Manley Vox Box or
a Great River/RNC combo?
And which Great River would you recommend?


Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2001
Tampa Bay, FL
I personally own a pair of Manley VoxBoxs, a 4 channel GR, and a pair of RNC's. All incredible units. I would say for your needs the voxboxs are going to be $$$ overkill. You might want to consider a Amek (Rupert Neve designed) pure channel. Pre, LOTS of eq, and compressor. Or a single channel API 212 with the RNC would be even more bang for the buck. I think API's for voice are incredible. Depends on your needs.

Best Wishes,
Nathan Eldred