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Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jimbo_baby84, Jan 1, 2006.

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  1. jimbo_baby84

    jimbo_baby84 Guest

    hey guys, just wondering what Neumann U47s restored by BLUE were worth compared to all original U47s, considering the capsule, tube, transformer, wiring etc are all new. Adding a U47 in good working condition to my gear list would be great, but without the original guts of the mic it's no better than some U47 copy, right?

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  3. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Well seeing as that diamond badge on the front will put those Blue Frankensteins at around $5000-$7000, I'd say you're better off with something else.
    But what do I know.
  4. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    I don't know where you're finding these refurbished mics, but if it's Ebay or the like then be careful. I don't know the whole story so excuse me if I don't get my facts straight but one of the partners of BLUE decided to leave and start his own company. He is still using the BLUE nameon his mics, illegally, and there are lawsuits pending. Many of the products with the BLUE stamp on them may not be real or of the qualiity that the company is known for, especially "used" and "refurbished" goods.
  5. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Actually you're only partly right. The guy who originally designed blues mics basically defected and started building exact copies with the name "Violet" on them. If you do a search you'll probably find the entire long drawn out battles between the two sides. Anything you buy retail with the name blue on it is a blue mic, nothing to worry about, but notice i said retail, I trust no one on ebay.
  6. jimbo_baby84

    jimbo_baby84 Guest

    cool, thanks guys!
  7. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    Check out the legal update in the lower right corner of the B.L.U.E. homepage.

    At least they are making some progress on their little beef with each other.
  8. BunnyM

    BunnyM Guest

    I guess thats old news. 2 months have passed since their last statement. Maybe they have resolved their issues?
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    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

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