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"Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« on: December 26, 2018, 04:21:52 PM »
Leading up to the Dead & Co. shows this summer, I've thought it might be fun to run some mics that used to be popular among Grateful Dead tapers back in the day (70s-80s).  Are any still available and not too expensive?  This would just be something for the hell of it and not something I'd want to drop a lot of money into.  Anyone have ideas/suggestions?
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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 04:42:08 PM »
Beyer M201s
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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 05:00:01 PM »
Sennheiser 421's were great FOB GD mics. The 441 also was used but not as many as 421's.
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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 05:08:35 PM »
In my not so humble opinion, the Nakamichi CM series (300/100) series mics and their related clones still sound great if you take care of them and of course position them for success.  8)

I've managed to find inexpensive brand new in the box sets of them on ebay a couple of times in recent years.


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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 05:13:51 PM »
It depends on when you started taping, but I originally used Nak 300s and later bought shotguns, then I moved to Sennheiser 441's and 421's. Even later Neumann KM140s, You can probably round up any of them but 421s and 441s are still for sale. I love 441s...
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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 05:17:13 PM »
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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 06:14:59 PM »
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Those Oade boys ran the darkside

👍, now you gotta find a giant pcm deck.😁
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They helped convince me to the darkside, sold me my PCM F-1/SL2000.  I started with Sennheiser 421, Used Nak 300 shot guns, Sennheiser shotguns and Beyer M-88's until I moved west then Neumans and Schoeps.  The 421s were greater mics for FOB taping in the early days of semi open taping.

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 10:05:46 PM »
I still love listening to my recordings from the 70's made with two Sennheiser 421's into the L/R inputs and one 441 into the 3rd "Blend" input on my Nakamichi 550.  Love that sound.   

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 01:34:30 AM »
I still have Sennheiser ME80's and ME-40's

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 09:57:00 AM »
What were the Audio Technica shotguns used in the 80s???  The AT835's??? 

I have a PH tape labeled "AT guns" from a 80s GD taper... 

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2019, 01:51:52 PM »
What were the Audio Technica shotguns used in the 80s???  The AT835's??? 

I have a PH tape labeled "AT guns" from a 80s GD taper... 

Terry
815s were the longer ones and 835 the shorter.

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 08:21:25 PM »
In my not so humble opinion, the Nakamichi CM series (300/100) series mics and their related clones still sound great if you take care of them and of course position them for success.  8)

I've managed to find inexpensive brand new in the box sets of them on ebay a couple of times in recent years.

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 08:59:54 PM »
In my not so humble opinion, the Nakamichi CM series (300/100) series mics and their related clones still sound great if you take care of them and of course position them for success.  8)

I've managed to find inexpensive brand new in the box sets of them on ebay a couple of times in recent years.

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Re: "Classic" GD taping mics still available?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2019, 02:01:32 PM »
I always assumed it was the Oades and Mike Grace who brought Schoeps to prominence in tapers circles. I know Doug liked Microtech Gefell's for a while too.
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