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U47 before/after

It's been almost 2 years since i got my u47 from an old friend. The mic was in very bad shape but had almost all parts and a working VF14.
Thanks to Robert Sestili from RMS Audioworks, the mic now is alive again!!
He's a hell of a nice guy and did an impressive job.
I got it today and didn't have time to record audio samples yet, but will do it soon and post here.

Thanks Robert!!

Next one on the list: my old RCA44!

Cheers!!

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THAT'S JUST BEYOND IMPRESSIVE!! Congrats to you on your "new" microphone!
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The before photos look like it was at the bottom of the ocean. The after looks brand new.

I'm sure it will sound incredible
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The before photos look like it was at the bottom of the ocean. The after looks brand new.

I'm sure it will sound incredible
LOL. It definitely looks like old Navy surplus.
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man does this thing sound good??
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man does this thing sound good??
Was the VF14 tube that came with it one of the "M" stamped versions? It looked a bit rusty on the exterior, how did it end up sounding as far as self noise?

Beautiful job BTW.
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That's one helluva restoration job. Beautiful!!!

Congrats.
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sweet!!!

congrats!!!!!!!!!

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Beautiful work

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Wow, looks like it came out of studio fire or something! What the hell happened to it? Looks like a really great job
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LUV it! Please enjoy your new mic. Fantastic! Tell us about the sound.
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i've never used an u47 before.
There's really something different about theses things.
I've been ab'ing it with my other mics. Lol..Now i get it...

Audios samples to come..
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i've never used an u47 before.
There's really something different about theses things.
I've been ab'ing it with my other mics. Lol..Now i get it...

Audios samples to come..
Was the VF14 tube that came with it one of the "M" stamped versions? It looked a bit rusty on the exterior, how did it end up sounding as far as self noise?

Beautiful job BTW.
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Was the VF14 tube that came with it one of the "M" stamped versions? It looked a bit rusty on the exterior, how did it end up sounding as far as self noise?

Beautiful job BTW.
yes, it has a "M" stamped. We didn't tought it was going to work, but Robert tested it and fortunately it was!!!
It is a bit noisy, but not too much and still usable.
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Wow. Fantastic work
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yes, it has a "M" stamped. We didn't tought it was going to work, but Robert tested it and fortunately it was!!!
It is a bit noisy, but not too much and still usable.
Excellent! Those tubes are so hard to find these days.
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Excellent! Those tubes are so hard to find these days.
yes they are! and damn expensive!
guess i was lucky
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congratulations!
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Congratulations, man. Can't wait to hear that one on another of your productions. Believe it or not, at least once a week that other one I had written to you about pops up in my head.
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Looks awesome, hope you'll have alot of fun with it.
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The before photos look like it was at the bottom of the ocean.
lol
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yes, it has a "M" stamped. We didn't tought it was going to work, but Robert tested it and fortunately it was!!!
It is a bit noisy, but not too much and still usable.
that tube probably needs to be reconditioned, send it (just the tube) to andreas grosser, talk with him first.
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that tube probably needs to be reconditioned, send it (just the tube) to andreas grosser, talk with him first.
I thought that was a last resort action for a VF14 that is in pretty bad shape. Doesn't the tube risk being destroyed during the process? Anyone have this done before? I would like to hear more about your experience if you have.

Any idea of the cost too?
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Yes, in some cases a VF14 can be rejuvenated by refreshing the cathode.By applying a high voltage to either the heater or anode, or the plate of the tube.
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Can't you just burn it in for a week or so?
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