Grungy Character Gray Finish
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1960 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99A86 002 element
Fully Tested and Working
Is it beautiful or ugly? A 60 year-old Astatic JT-30 in terrible cosmetic condition. Grungy, chipped, scratched, and cruddy outside. However inside it’s newly rewired, with new element gasket, and a great-sounding Controlled-magnetic element from 1960. I couldn’t help myself though, and added a new dual windscreen behind the grill featuring marine-grade stainless steel mesh and using the original black cotton cloth.
This element is really strong, with great distortion when cupped. This CM element sound is what’s important in this mic, and it howls!
The mic features:
– Strong 1960 Shure 99H86 004 element
– Original Grey Marbled Paint and grime
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1024 Ohms, Strong element
– Custom stainless steel mesh
– JT-30 Conneaut Ohio B-series #219935
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.