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Stuff my Dad gave me
Old 19th August 2011
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Stuff my Dad gave me

Dad gave me a box of old microphones and other broadcasting stuff from back in the good old days when he was a DJ. In the box is

Various Shure microphones. some in original boxes. Just starting to sort them. Can't find info on one so far. Shure DY15D.

Another is a RCA Type 44. Researching how to clean it up. Mostly just to maintain the finishes but remove the years of dust collection.

Also is a really cool On Air brushed Aluminum sign.

Any info on the Shure mic would be appreciated. Also suggestion on sprucing up the RCA 44 and On Air sign would be appreciated to.




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Old 19th August 2011
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Your Dad did you right. Nice little gift!
Old 19th August 2011
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Some people would kill for that RCA.. Leave it alone and use it.
Old 19th August 2011
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Some people would kill for that RCA.. Leave it alone and use it.
I will probably want to find a new home for the RCA microphone but am definitely keeping the On Air. Dad had cases of recording equipment. Hopefully they were not dropped at the landfill. I am sure there are other gems in there.

So, I am not planning on reconditioning the RCA 44 but though it could use some sprucing up before looking for a new home for it.
Old 19th August 2011
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Don't touch the 44. It's a great mic and the sort of buyer that is interested in it will be much more concerned with it's operating condition than it's cosmetics.
Send it to a ribbon specialist or leave it alone, it's a fragile mic and you don't want to damage it.
Old 19th August 2011
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I will probably want to find a new home for the RCA microphone but am definitely keeping the On Air.
backwards!
Old 19th August 2011
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old Shure mics

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Dad gave me a box of old microphones and other broadcasting stuff from back in the good old days when he was a DJ. In the box is

Various Shure microphones. some in original boxes. Just starting to sort them. Can't find info on one so far. Shure DY15D.
I'd be happy to help you with figuring out the Shure stuff. Our Archivist might be interested in acquiring one if it's a model we don't have a sample of. Contact me by email at lyons_chris AT shure.com.

Chris

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Old 19th August 2011
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I sent an email to Shure info who got back to me promptly with helpful information. The Shure DY15D was an OEM variation on the 515. As expected, the DY151D was discontinued some time ago but the 515 documents are basically the same. I will have some friends with studio check it out for me.

Thanks!

Joe
Old 19th August 2011
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Please do not let that 44 go anywhere tutt

To have one is precious enough, to have one passed down from one's father... priceless
Old 19th August 2011
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Give Clarence Kane at ENAK a call for the 44. Clarence has worked on pretty much every RCA mic I've had over the years... he can / does restore them to original working and cosmetic condition. His work is brilliant!!!

BTW, congratulations on the score!

Peace
Old 19th August 2011
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backwards!
Well put!

When I was a pup, say circa 1969, I used to visit my dad at the radio station where he was a DJ. On some Friday nights, I could stay until his shift ended at midnight. I roamed the empty station when he had the On Air lit. That is one reason I like it so much. I remember watching the On Air light until it went off and I could go in the studio.

Dad used a Type 44 at the station but it does not have the same fond memories. I wish I had some pictures or something but I don't think any were ever taken.

Dad is pretty sure he had more than one type 44. Lots of his old recording stuff was disposed of before I could look at it. There are still boxes around the place so who knows what gems are there. The Shure DY15D was in a small box behind the pasta sauce.

Dad could use some new hearing aids and looking at the potential of selling the type 44, he might be able to get something decent he could then turn off and still not hear anything .

Thanks,
Joe
Old 19th August 2011
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Please do not let that 44 go anywhere tutt

To have one is precious enough, to have one passed down from one's father... priceless
No kidding.
The 44 is a great mic.
The vintage part is nice, the cool looking part is great, the handed down from dad part is super great, but screw all that.
The 44 is a GREAT mic.
Old 19th August 2011
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Good god man... keep that RCA... and use it!

Old 19th August 2011
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Ah you lucky *****************.

Very nice gifts. I agree with everyone else here. Keep that RCA 44. Love the On Air sign too!
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