Re: Rod Piazza Mic Source/Crystal Balls Question
On Jul 5, 11:29am, KPGraham@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Subject: Re: Rod Piazza Mic Source/Crystal Balls Question
Not to beat a dead horse... but for those who weren't on the list when
the subject came up last spring... I think that Rod and Kevin must
have either a way to "modify" the element (humidity, mojo dust,etc.) -OR-
they have given Astatic certain specs for "better" elements.
Either way, to their credit, Rod and Kevin seem to have a more consistent
element than you may find elsewhere. In other words, a friend of mine has
an old Astatic that sounds better than a Hot Rod, but my friend has spent a
lot of time and a lot of money searching for that mic. I think Rod and Kevin
offer a way to get a very good element w/o the search. In the long run,
it could even be cheaper.... my friend spent hundreds and hundreds on
dozens and dozens of Astatics before he was happy. Before I compared a
Hot Rod to my vintage JT-30, I was skeptical... but the Hot Rod definitely
kick my JT-30's butt. So, Rod and Kevin must be on to something.
The other route is getting a vintage mic from Tom's Mics (214)328-3225
or someone like my friend at Packrat Music here in Columbia,SC (803)926-0008.
Their vintage mics cost about as much as a Hot Rod... but in this case
you are paying for their time and cost in cherry-picking the best.
I think you could get a great sounding mic from either Rod/Kevin or
Tom's/Packrat. Of course, tone is in the ear of the beholder.
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