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U87 with Stephen Paul Mod
Old 28th July 2005
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U87 with Stephen Paul Mod

I have a Neumann U87 which was modified by Stephen Paul that I'm thinking of selling. Any idea what I should ask for it? It's an older U87(70's I think) so it's not the ai version. I have the original case and a shockmount from Vintage Microphone (blue mic restorations).
Old 28th July 2005
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It really depends on how long you can "sit on it." Try calculating it by a formula like:

going rate of 70's U87's
+
cost of the modifications
+
cost of the shockmount
+
the fact that his modifications won't be able to be done anymore (RIP Stephen Paul), so that paticular U87 just got a bit more rare.

Then see if it sells. If not sit on it a while and as U87's become more in fashion again you'll have a more desireable one. If you have time, you'll be able to get a nice price for it. If not, then you'll likely get a little less than you would have wanted.

Beez
Old 29th July 2005
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going rate of 70's U87's -$1795(micshop.com)
+
cost of the modifications - $1700
+
cost of the shockmount-$175

Thanks for the advice. That adds up to $3,670 so that's a good place to start.
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