Originally Posted by dgafinbob
You should also change the ceramic capacitors if youre able to. I modded my 990 recently (same capsule) with same mods but with the capacitors and it was a huge difference. I also put on about 4 thick rubber bands wound twice around the base of mic. I also have a bluebird, and for my voice I preferred the modded 990 but electric and acoustic guitar I preferred the bluebird. +1 on the modded mxl 990 being a great mic to mod and sounds good on a lot of sources.
For about a week I researched capacitors and eventually decided that finding them all in one place (to save shipping) was too difficult
, so I gave up. The installation part would not be a problem.
I didn't really comment in my initial post but I for acoustic I prefer the ksm32 or the modded 990. For vocals I think I prefer the modded 990. Granted, the "sound" that I shoot for is folky, warm and not very bright. That being the case, sadly, I don't find myself using the bluebird very much.