Excellent 1960's High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Nice Original Astatic Hammertone Shell, Great Element
1970 Shure 99A86 Controlled Magnetic
Fully Tested and Working
Here's rebuilt Vintage Astatic Model 40 harp mic (same model as the JT 30,) with an excellent, strong, vintage Shure controlled element from January 1970. The connector is a Switchcraft 5/8″ screw-on model. The paint is Grey Hammertone with Chrome grill. Nice embossed tag from Conneaut, Ohio, meaning the shell is likely from the 1960's. Good condition considering the mic is 50 years old or so.
This 1970 High Impedance Shure Controlled Magnetic (CM) element is strong, with a nice honking distortion, and strong bass tone. Fully rewired, this mic includes a Jeffrey Spoor custom element gasket for proper shell fitting of the cartridge.
The microphone has been fully tested on a Skip Simmons modified Masco MA-17 P.A. amp head driving a twin-ten cabinet with Lil? Buddy speakers. Sounds excellent. Ready for the stage.