Re: More on mics

<Dead JT-30 crystal elements> 

Crystal elements eventually fail.  Being made from a water soluble salt,
they eventually absorb water and die.  However, their best sound is when
they have picked up a little water and are heading south.

The elements themselves are not repairable - they're throw-away items. 
Kevins Harps (800-27-HARP-N) lists crystal and ceramic elements for $21.95
each.  It wouldn't be a bad idea to carry a spare if the JT-30 or similar is
your ONLY harp mic.

On the job, I carry a Green Bullet, JT-30, my custom rack pickup, and a
spare rack and Strnad rack mic with low-Z to high-Z transformer (it really
helps!)  I also carry a couple of vocal mics.

Paranoid?  Nope - experienced!

 -- mike

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