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.
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.