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can i take my mic with me ?
Old 6th August 2005
  #1
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can i take my mic with me ?

im flying to asia next week and im going to meet a friend of mine for a session.

can i take my mic (at4060) with me ? would it cause problems at the airport (customs/whatever) ???
Old 6th August 2005
  #2
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I don´t think you will get in trouble. "They" might even think it´s
an electric shaver.... heh

Maybe you´ll get asked (on your way back home) if you bought it in Asia.
But a simple "no, i had it with me all the time" will make them let you go.

What are you going to record? Let us know...
Old 6th August 2005
  #3
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lol, this reminds me of the times i flew back and forth between London Heathrow and Amsterdam, i carried a AKG Solidtube in my handbaggage and they wouldn't let me through, thinking it was some explosive device..
i explained them it was a mic but they didn't believe me.
until some guy came in and recognized it as a mic..
almost made me miss my flight..
idiots
Old 6th August 2005
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I don't think it'll be a problem... I traveled with some Earthworks TC30's as a carry on. They inspected them, but realized they were just mics (not icepicks ).

If you want to be sure they know what it is, bring the literature that came with the mic.

Have a good trip!

-CJ
Old 6th August 2005
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bringing the literature is a good thing, i carried nothing but the mic body..
good luck!
Old 6th August 2005
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Just don't say "bomb" on an airplane.

War
Old 6th August 2005
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krs
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I just flew with 12 mics (10 lavs, 2 58's) in my carry on. The screener thought he had hit the jackpot when he saw the xray

Aside form having my bag torn apart at every security clearance, smooth sailing. (BTW Japanese airline security is EXHAUSTIVE )
Old 6th August 2005
  #8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguar
im flying to asia next week and im going to meet a friend of mine for a session.

can i take my mic (at4060) with me ? would it cause problems at the airport (customs/whatever) ???

See, now, I thought this was gonna be one of those "Can I take my U47 to heaven with me when I die?" theological questions...
Old 6th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theblue1
See, now, I thought this was gonna be one of those "Can I take my U47 to heaven with me when I die?" theological questions...
LMAO...

taking a U47 to heaven with me would be awsome
Old 7th August 2005
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pan
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- Whats that?

- HEy Officer, that is a microphone - it's not always the right choice, but on this particular Vocalist it's "DA BOMB"

clickclick -!!! Don't ya ****in' move Dude !!!
Old 7th August 2005
  #11
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Is that a AT 4050 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? heh
Old 7th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguar
LMAO...

taking a U47 to heaven with me would be awsome
In heaven, there is a matched pair of U47's for every engineer, and enough NOS valves to go forever...
Old 7th August 2005
  #13
Well, we all know what kind of gear they use in Hell...


heh
Old 7th August 2005
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I flew to Nashville last month with a mic I was bringing as a gift to a fellow slut - it was a Russian made Oktava MK319, with russian lettering on it and in a metal case. They opened it up, and though the female agent's eyes got really wide, the male guy next to her smiled and let us through.

Glean your own moral to the story.

A) Russian bombs are all duds anyhow, so let it on the plane.
B) Some women don't know a mic from an exlposive device.
C) Some male airport security personnel get all warm and smiley when they see a Russian made, black metal electronic device coming through their station.
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