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Sennheiser 421 Vintage-Year? Pic enclosed
Old 4 weeks ago
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Sennheiser 421 Vintage-Year? Pic enclosed

I've seen posts on the 421 stating various models of HL and N and 2, U4, U5,

I have one coming my way that is MD421 but nothing more...

Anyone tell me about this mic? Year? Anything? Is this xlr?

Can I get this on a mic stand? I want to use this on a 4/12 cab
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Old 4 weeks ago
Lives for gear
i have some of 421s and they are good dynamics.

the ring at the bottom with an S on it is the rotating switch that adjusts the Mics Sound.

mine are all 5 position models, named a 421-U, and they have S and M, and 3 in between settings, and XLR connection.

M stands for Music, and S stands for Speech. basically its an adjustable low frequency Rolloff.

there were other models with less switching options.

hope that helps. Buddha
Old 4 weeks ago
Lives for gear
Good on a 4 by 12 cab if your rocking out.

put it straight on axis and about 2 inches out.

use the M setting for maximum Bass.

Old 3 weeks ago
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It looks like an early one - later ones had a black push-button release.

I think you I’ll find that the arm is metal - later ones had a plastic arm.

No idea what the connector is as it is covered by a device with a ring.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I had a 421 from 1972, serial number 62xxx, so we can guess yours must be from late 60's or very early 70s ? Does it have the script logo on the front ?
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