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Old 28th December 2012
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Originally Posted by vintagelove View Post
I have an older 70's 87 which I would not call honky,..... you can check the filter capacitor values of the models over the years. Try switching them to the values in the older darker models.

The u87 is a great mic, however if you want to turn it into a mic that is as good as any in the world, do yourself a favor and and check out the Innertube Audio tube 87 insert. It is amazing, the only vocal I have ever tracked that I could not add anything to. It was just perfect right out of the preamp.
I have an Innertube Audio tube 87 conversion kit and it is amazing. It it will remove some of the honk and really adds depth to the sound of the U87. The nice thing is it is non destructive and you can swap the original solid state amp back in less than a minute.