I don't think I've _ever_ had but 1 brand new mic since I got my ticket in 1974.
Oh well, this is an attempt to show you a few of my old mics...
It has a very 'bright' sound to it, and I use it often on my Heathkit 301/401 twins.
This is another old desk mic that I picked up at a hamfest (I'm a sucker for these things...). You can click the first pic to see it prior to repair, and click the second pic on the right to see it now.
I actually bought two junkers at the same time..it is a good thing.
I used the element from the parts mic, cleaned the chrome, sprayed and cleaned the gain pot in the preamplifier, replaced a broken connector in the base of the head from the parts mic, recovered the base with some felt from the hardware store, and installed a new cord that I had around the shop.
This is another old hamfest piece I found somewhere.
I disassembled it, gave it a good cleaning, polished the chrome, and it's as good as new!When I disassembled the head, I discovered an original Heil HC-4 element inside.You can click the pics to see it from it's original condition through repairs, and the final result.This site has been blocked by order of the government of Russia.You can read more about Russia’s internet censorship law here. Heck, I like most all kinds of microphones, and have been picking up various versions here and there for years.