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What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 23, 2009 10:34PM
You know, those round ones that stood straight up like an ice cream cone. You see them in documentaries with Dylan, Seeger, Johnny Cash, etc.
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Carm
Date: September 23, 2009 10:36PM
[lloydmicrophoneclassics.com]
[inventors.about.com]
Google is your friend
Joe
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: blooz
Date: September 23, 2009 10:36PM
Whatever they were, they weren't capable of dealing with the sound of Dylan's new sound when he showed up to sing "Maggie's Farm."



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2009 10:41PM
[www.youtube.com]



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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 23, 2009 11:49PM
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Carm
[lloydmicrophoneclassics.com]
[inventors.about.com]
Google is your friend
Joe

I didn't see it on those links. Here is a pic:

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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Carm
Date: September 24, 2009 12:13AM
Saw that after I posted thanks to stevie.
Are you sure it wasn't a custom microphone?
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 24, 2009 12:28AM
It's possible it's a custom mic, I guess. I have seen 3 of them on the stage at Newport in film clips. Also, I think I remember Dylan using it at another venue. I doubt if Newport would have used Dylan's mic for everyone else at Newport. I think I have also seen a smaller version in pictures, but it could have just been context or perspective. I am guessing it is an omni-directional mic due to its shape and that several singers would gather around it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2009 12:35AM by Dennis S.
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: September 24, 2009 12:57AM
Looks like this too...



Could be a wind screen over a mic?
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: billb
Date: September 24, 2009 07:24AM
big 'ol windscreen on an rca bk-5 ?
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 24, 2009 09:03AM
They look like aluminum when I see them on TV and they don't look like they have holes like an SM-58 windscreen would have.
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 24, 2009 11:31AM
I'd bet on Neumann or AKG, but I can't identify that one.
Not a BK5 and I doubt a ribbon judging from the Teutchel connector and spider.
Might be an early 451 aka C60 or a KM56.
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Re: What kind of mics were those at the early Newport Folk Festivals?
Posted by: Mike V
Date: September 25, 2009 05:32AM
I haven't seen one of these for quite a while.

My memory is a bit hazy, but I think they are a earlier version of one of these:


Which is a Rycote Ballgag windshield.



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