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  • It's time to play "name the mikes"

    http://www.facebook.com/abbeyroad




    There are ten mikes in that picture. Just for fun, let's see if you guys can accurately name them by make / model. GO!
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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

  • #2
    I recognize the Coles 4038 ribbon, because nothing else looks like that. I also see what appears to be an EV 635A.

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    • #3
      Correct on the Coles 4038 (it's on the far right), but I'm pretty sure that's not an E/V 635A. They look similar, but that particular mic (in the picture) is a cardioid, not an omni like the 635A, and for that matter, it's not an E/V - it was built in Europe somewhere... I don't want to say any more than that lest I give it away.
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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        #1 U87 or U67?
        #2 Newman D01 U87 or Heil?
        #3 Newman Tube mic CMV3? No idea on the model
        #4 Pretty sure its an EV - maybe a 635A
        #5 RCA 44A or 77DX?
        #6 Newman M49?
        #7 AKG C12 or other AKG?

        Phil, Once all the models are identified, coming up with street value would be a good teaser.

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        • #5
          Neumann U67
          Brauner VM1
          Neumann "Bottle"
          Beyer M58?
          RCA 44A or B
          Neumann M49
          Telefunken C12
          I have no idea on this one
          Neumann U47
          Coles 4038
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          • #6
            You're really close Lee.

            Number 1 is definitely a U67 (or a M269 - it's impossible to tell from this angle and with this resolution). A U87 doesn't have the Tuchel connector.

            No, number four is not a Beyer.

            The Neumann (sixth from the left) is correctly identified by brand, but I think you're very slightly off on the model number. Here's a hint: The jewel color in that picture appears to be white.

            The one you had no idea about is probably the oldest and rarest mic in that picture.

            And finally, I think the Neumann U47 is actually a U48. EMI / Abbey Road preferred the '48's cardioid / bi-directional polar patterns over the U47's cardioid / omni patterns, and even sent their 47's back to Neumann to be modded into U48 specs.
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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              That is a Brauner VM1 2nd from left?
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              • #8

                Phil, Once all the models are identified, coming up with street value would be a good teaser.


                I think we could probably do a rough estimate, although Mic #8 in that picture would be very difficult to accurately evaluate in terms of "value" or "price" - mainly because there's only a handful of them known to exist, and they really don't sell on the vintage market. Historically, it has significant value - mainly because of who designed it and the pioneering work he did.

                If I had to ballpark it, and based solely on their value as microphones (and ignoring any possible value-added due to their history from the studio association and the possible "famous users" in their past), I'd put the value of that collection in the ~$50K range.
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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9
                  That is a Brauner VM1 2nd from left?


                  It sure looks like one to me.
                  **********

                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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