Youngstown Ohio Tag, Y-series
Original Brown Bullet finish
Tremendous Blues Harp Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1959 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99G86 912 element
Fully Tested and Working
A 75 year-old Astatic Model 30 in good cosmetic condition. Chipped and scratched original paint, but beautiful anyhow. This is a pretty hard-to-find Youngstown Y-series shell, before Astatic moved to Conneaut Ohio, meaning it was produced around 1935. However inside it’s newly rewired, with new element gasket, volume control, premium VC knob, and a great-sounding Controlled-magnetic element from March of 1959.
This element is fantastic. Loud, really strong, with great distortion when cupped. It was kind of shocking how good this element sounded when I cranked up my amps and played this mic. An awesome CM element vintage ballsy sound. It howls!
The mic features:
– Strong 1959 Shure 99G86 912 element
– Original Paint and Model Tag
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– Custom stainless steel grill mesh
– JT-30 Youngstown Ohio Y-series #34881
The mic has been tested on a Mission Chicago 30 watt amp, and on a lovely little Kalamazoo Model Two amp. It performs great on both.