Originally Posted by Meurig
I love my 1979 vintage U87 - the tone is just so right for my needs. But I just wish it was a little quieter.
I'm wondering if there are any simple mods that could be done to only reduce the self noise? I don't really want to go to the trouble of sending it to Klaus or the guys in Germany; partly because of the long wait but mostly because I'd like to leave the tone intact.
Would prefer to work with someone UK based as I can't bear to be without it for long.
Any thoughts anyone?
Martin Gathard at Sennheiser UK is the real Neumann microphone guru in the UK.
I would talk to him first.
There is also Ashley Styles at Saturn Sound, but it can take a long time with him, I am told (maybe longer than Klaus in Germany).