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Whats in your mic locker? Low-End Theory
Old 13th July 2003
Here for the gear

2 Marshall MXL600 Small Dia.
Rode NT3 Small Dia.
2 Rode NT1
SE Electronics SE5000 tube(6072a)
Studio Projects C1
B.L.U.E. Blueberry
AKG D112
Shure SM57
Shure Prologue
2 Fender P51

Want a Royer121, AEA R84

Front ends
PreSonus BlueTube/BlueMax(ok for drum overheads)
2 Joemeek MQ3(D112, SansAmp Bass Driver DI)
Joemeek VC1Qcs
Focusrite TrakMaster
Drawmer MX60
2 RNC(1 buss comp, 1 gen. purp.)
Want a Drawmer DL241 for buss comp.
Old 17th July 2003
Registered User
Rick Sutton's Avatar

Here's my toy box full of mics:

AKG C12, C24, C412, C414, D112
AT 4033
Coles 4038 (2)
Neumann KM84 (4), U87 with Innertube Audio kits (2), U47 Tele Stephen Paul rebuild, KM56, U47fet
Octava 012
Royer 121 (2)
Schoeps cmc pres (4) and 6 capsules, MK4 (4) MK2s (2)
Sennheiser 421 (6)
Shure SM81 (2), Sm57 (4), Beta 98 (3)
Sony ecm50

Direct boxes: Avalon U5, Demeter tube (early hand lettered prototype), Countryman

Pres: 1073 (2 Neve/ 2 Averill reproductions), Tab Funkenwerk v72s (2 channels), Siemens v72, API 3124M+ (4 channels), focusrite 215 (2 channels)

cheers, Rick
Old 17th July 2003
Gear Maniac
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AKG C12a (2) Korby modified
Neumann 47
Neumann 193
Neumann 582 (2)
Neumann 184 (2)
Sony C37a
Korby CM3 ELAM 251 type
Royer 122
SM-57s (a bunch)
Rode NT2
Old 17th July 2003
Gear Maniac
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Front end:

V76 (2)
Amek 9098
API 512 (2)
Demeter VTMP2-b 2 channel
Manley dual mono

oh yeah, I forgot the Dragonfly in earlier mic post.
Old 19th July 2003
Gear Nut
Pricey's Avatar

Pr. Josephson Series Six
Pr. Neumann TLM 103
Shure Beta 57, Beta 58
Beyerdynamic M88
Pr. AT 3525
Oktava 219, 319

Wow, I'm digging the freaky names on this board. Psytechguy? Barforama? µ¿ z3®ø™?!?

I'm guessing that Psytechguy works in a mental hospital, and µ¿ z3®ø™ is some kind of robot.
Old 19th July 2003
Gear Maniac

Wow, I'm digging the freaky names on this board. Psytechguy? Barforama? µ¿ z3®ø™?!?

I'm guessing that Psytechguy works in a mental hospital, and µ¿ z3®ø™ is some kind of robot. [/B]
i am dyslexic of borg. fusistence is retile. your ass will be laminated
Old 19th July 2003
Gear Addict
Mark's Avatar

Originally posted by Pricey
Wow, I'm digging the freaky names on this board. Psytechguy? Barforama? µ¿ z3®ø™?!?

I'm guessing that Psytechguy works in a mental hospital, and µ¿ z3®ø™ is some kind of robot.
What about me? Isn't Mark a freaky enough name for you?
Old 24th July 2003
Gear Maniac
psytechguy's Avatar

Originally posted by Pricey

Wow, I'm digging the freaky names on this board. Psytechguy? Barforama? µ¿ z3®ø™?!?

I'm guessing that Psytechguy works in a mental hospital, and µ¿ z3®ø™ is some kind of robot.
ha ha! Close!

Psytechguy provides computer tech support to a large Psychology Dept.

Psych Dept, mental hospital.....pretty much the same thing on most days.

Old 11th August 2003
Gear Maniac

My Humble Mic Locker

1 Beta 52
1 Beta 57a
1 SM57
2 Beta 98
2 SM-98a
3 BG 4.0
1 - EV RE27/ND
4 - ECM8000
2 Beta 58a
3 MXL 2001
1 B.L.U.E. Dragonfly Deluxe
1 CAD E200

Everything Else I need I rent

I guess Drums and Lead Vox are most important to me.
Old 12th August 2003
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2 Shoeps CMC6 mk21's
2 AEA r84
2 Royer r121
2 Beyer m160
2 Neumann km184
2 sm57
2 Senn md421
2 Earthworks tc30k
1 AT4060
1 AT4050
1 AT AE2500 (dual element kick)
1 Crown cm700
1 Rode nt1


Buzz MA2.2
Langevin DVC
Manley SLAM!
Phoenix DRS-2
Chandler TG2
12 Sony DMX pres
Old 12th August 2003
Gear Nut
bopmachine's Avatar

Ok, here's my meagre offering

RCA 77DX (1)
RCA 44BX (1)
STC (pre-coles) 4033 (1)
Altec 639 (1)
Beyer 500 (1)
Nuemann TLM 103 (1)
Nuemann U87ai (1)
GT 6tm (1)
SM58 (3)
SM57 (3)
Shure SM81 (2)
AKG 414 EB Silver w/C12 (1)
Sen. 421 (2)
EV 666 (3)
EV 664 (1)
EV other (1) dont know the number - its a cheapie but sound AMAZING on snare

Homebrew RCA valve pre
Ampex MX10 Valve
Altec 1567 Valve
SPL Gold Mike
Symetrix 202
Chilton discreet Balanced Pre X8 (ok these are in a mixer)

I think I am the only person on the board in the UK with RCA ribbons?
Old 12th August 2003
Gear Nut
Bastiaan's Avatar

2 shure sm57
3 shure sm58
1 shure sm58 beta
2 akg c430
1 behringer b2
1 sennheiser e602
1 sennheiser MD 421 (yep...the original....)

And ofcourse a Rode NTK...

as pre's i have:

the ones in my digi001
a mindprint DI-port
a focusrite tonefactory
Old 13th August 2003
Gear Maniac

Well, here goes with my little collection...

RODE NTK x 2 with NTSM2 shockmounts
RODE NT1000 with NTSM2 shockmount
RODE NT1 with NTSM shockmount
Audiotechnica 4050 with shockmount
Neumann KSM105 (good on snaredrums!!!)
AKG C3000 (naff, just naff)
AKG C1000 (also naff)
Shure Beta 52
Shure Beta 57
Shure Beta 58
Shure SM57 x 4
Shure SM58 x 4


Manley MP40/2 Dual Mono Valve Microphone Preamp
Universal Audio 2-610 Dual Mono Valve Microphone Preamp
Behringer MX8000 (it's for headphone mixes only!)
2x M-Audio Delta 1010
3x Universal Audio UAD1 Powered Plugins Mix Cards

it's a small collection... but age 21 and all mine :o)
Old 14th August 2003
Lives for gear
Pohaku's Avatar

In the tradition of bottom feeding for my home project studio:

Shure SM57 (2)
Shure SM7
Beyer Soundstar MKII
Beyer M101 (2)
Sennheiser E845 (2)
Sennheiser MD421
Sennheiser MD431
Sennheiser MD541
GT AM-30 (2)
GT AM-40
GT AM-52
Audix VX-10
EV RE10 (2)
EV RE18 (2)
Ev RE15 (2)
EV 635a
Marshall V67B
AKG c535eb (2)
Old 14th August 2003
Gear Nut
madrigal's Avatar

I've not got much, but what I've got is good (I hope!)

Neumann u87ai
Neumann km184 (x2)
Soundelux u195
BLUE baby bottle
Royer r122 (what a greeeat mic that one is...)

hooked up to

Phoenix DRS-2 (what a great pre that is...)
Brent Averill Neve 1272
Manley Mic/EQ 500
Daking 522708
2 Neotek Elan channel strips

Hey, I've got a small house, I can't fit anymore into it!
Old 15th August 2003
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Old 18th August 2003
Gear Guru
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coles 4038
royer 121
AKG 460
2 - Octava 012
2 - Groove Tubes 6tm
2 - Gefell m71
2 - 421
beat 57
6 - countryman lavs
1 - countryman headset
schoeps cmc4/ck41
2 - old brown speakers wired as mics
shure principles offce talkback mic
marshall 2001 soon to be tube mic

john thumbsup
Old 21st August 2003
Gear Nut
tee's Avatar

Mic's :
Coles 4038 x 2
AKG C414 w/ CK12 x 2
AT4033 x 2
B & K 4060B x 2
SM57 x 2
Senn MD441
Soundelux U95S
Brauner Valvet
Rode NTK

Pre's :
Phoenix DRS2
API 312
Vintech 1272
Sytek MPX 4Aii
Old 24th August 2003
Gear Head

Well, I'm new to this board, and a little outclassed by the big time gear slutz here, but here goes!-

B.L.U.E. Kiwi
Rode NTK
Oktava MK319
" " MC012 X2
Shure SM57 X2
" " SM82
" " SM7B
Studio Projects B-1
" " " " C-3
" " " " C-4 X2
AKG D112
AKG D690
AKG D770
AKG C2000B X2
Behringer ECM 8000 X2
Old 24th August 2003
Gear Addict
Mark's Avatar

Hey Richie

So you finally found your way here

Mark (AKA Mark7)
Old 24th August 2003
Here for the gear
the_mouse's Avatar

god damn some of you fellas have a lot of gear!

I got a Realistic PZM, SM57 and SP C1.

Old 28th August 2003
Lives for gear

What I got

(2) AKG 414 BULS
(2) Sennheiser MD 421
(2) AKG C1000S
(2) Oktava ML 52
(1) AKG Solidtube
(1) Oktava 319
(1) Oktava 219
(5) SM57

That's it. Ain't got much.
Old 30th August 2003
Gear Maniac
Don's Avatar

So many nice collections!

AT 4060
AT 4033 x 2
Shure KSM 44 x 2
Shure SM 81 x 2
Blue Baby Bottle
MXL V69 {tube}
MXL V67 x 2
Beringer B2 x 2
Cad E-100
Oktava ML19 {ribbon}
Beta 52
Beat 57
SM 57 x4
Senn. 421 x 2

Preamps and DI's

Great River MP1NV
GT Viper
Grace 101 x 2
Digitech VMP1{hey its got pretty lights }
Avalon U5
Old 27th September 2003
Lives for gear
Pohaku's Avatar

Updated additions - geez, I need a 12 step program:

Audix OM6 (2)
Beyer M201
Beyer M420
Beyer M500 (finally)
Beyer M88 (2)
Old 27th September 2003
I've just been forced to add a pair of KM84 to my list..... 75$ each.... heh heh
Jeez what a dork!!!
Old 29th September 2003
Lives for gear
DrFrankencopter's Avatar
Here's what's downstairs right now:

Shure SM-57 (3 different types)
Beyer M-88, M-500 (Sank modified...much more useable now)
Senheisser MD421II (a little bright versus the original)
RCA 77D (restored by Stephen Sank)

SD Condensors
Neumann KM-184 (2)
Bruel and Kjaer 4133 (1/2") and 4135 (1/4")...response past 40khz!
Shoeps KFM-6 stereo sphere mic (haven't seen this one on anyone else's list. It's a superb mic that I'm still trying to figure out)
Rat shack PZM...the classic older model.

LD Condensors
Neumann U-87ai
AT 4060
Rode NT-1 (talkback and floor tom)

On my near term list would be:
Something U-47 like (maybe an E47),
MD-441, and more 421's.

For pre's it's currently:
Great River MP transformer input, unbalanced out (4 channels)
Great River transformerless prototypes (thanks Dan K!)
Homebuilt Neve 1272 (4)
Langevin DVC
API 312 (currently under construction)


Old 1st October 2003
Jr. Gear Slut 2nd class
chessparov's Avatar

Added an Electro-Voice EV 666 to my collection.

A-1 vocal mic, too bad "the word" seems to be out on it now, based on the recent price jumps on e-bay. ($300+ sales)

Old 18th April 2004
Gear Maniac

Pretty prosumer, but they work for me...

Rode NTK
BLUE Baby Bottle
Studio Projects B3
(2) Behringer ECM8000
(2) Oktava MC012
(2) Oktava MK319
Shure SM7a
Audix D6
Sennheiser e609 Silver
Peavey PV
Radio Shack 33-3032


My updated list (8-16-04)

BLUE Baby Bottle
(2) Josephson C42
(2) Behringer ECM8000
(2) Oktava MC012
Shure SM7
Shure 545
Audix D6
Sennheiser e609 Silver
Peavey PV
Radio Shack 33-3032
Old 18th April 2004
Lives for gear
De chromium cob's Avatar


Neumann U67 tube mics matched and modified by Klaus Heyne (2)

Neumann M149 tube mic

Neumann TLM 103 (2)

Neumann KM54 tube mic with nickel capsule

Neumann KM84i (2)

DPA (B&K) 4011 (2)

Schoeps M221B tube mic with nickel capsule

AKG 414-EB with brass C-12 capsules (2)


LOMO 19a19 tube mics (2)

Sony C-37a tube mic

Royer Labs R-121

Altec M11 'Coke Bottle' tube mics (3)



Rode NTV tube mic

Sennheiser MD 421 (4)

Sennheiser MD 504/604 (3)

Sennheiser MD 409

Beyer Dynamic M-260 (2)

Beyer Dynamic M-88 Classic limited edition (2)

Beyer Dynamic M-500 Classic limited edition

Beyer Dynamic Soundstar X1N

Electrovoice RE-20 (2)

AKG D-12

AKG D-1000

AKG D-125


Audio Technica ATM35

Audio Technica Pro 37R

Shure Sm-7 (2)

Shure Beta 52

Shure Beta 57a

Shure Beta 58a

Shure Sm 58 (6)

Shure Sm-57 (5)

Mic Pres-

Neve 1073 (4)

Neve 1079 (2)

Neve 1081 (2)

API 3124MB+ (4)

Quad Eight custom 'Bearsville console' MM-310 (2)

Quad Eight MM-310B (2)

Electrodyne 712L (2)

Summit TPA200B w/ Mullard tubes (2)

RCA BA-86 tube limiting amplifier (comp with enough gain to use as a pre)
Old 18th April 2004
Wow! we got some slutz in hererrrrr (or however they say it today)

My meager collection:
1-Nuemann U87 <--- always come through
2-AT 4050 <-- can do almost anything gracefully
1-AKG 451 <--- never put a 57 on a snare
2-Gefell M300 <-- OHs baby!!!
2- AT at25 <---real sleeper on Toms
1- Senn 421 <--- never put a 57 on crunchy gtr again!
2- SM81 <--- almost always loaned out
2- Senn 409
1- Crown PZM <-- why am I keeping this?
fist of 57s
2- 58s
2- AT Pro4L <---good alt to 58
1- D12 <---for the tasteful kit
2-D112 <---for the rest of them

1. U67 Stephen Paul
2. That Korby thing
3. Pair of Coles 4038
4. another pair of M300s
5. Royer stereo
6. C24
7. To never buy, sell, and regret a cheap chinese LD condenser!!!!!! I have tried many and I do not have golden ears and they suk! every damn time!!! I will state that I have not used ADK or MXL and I have a Rode NTV on the way....I hope to not regret.

Why not add comments to your lists to see what people are thinking about thier collections as well. Might generate some good tips and new ideas!!!


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