1945 Astatic Brown Bullet JT-30, 1961 Shure 99H86 Element


Astatic Model JT-30 B Series Brown Bullet
Vintage 1945 from Youngstown OH
Excellent Crunchy Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1961 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99H86 116 element
Super-hot 1103 Ohms
Fully Tested and Working

A beautiful all-brown Astatic JT-30 in good original cosmetic condition, with one significant scratch. It’s newly rewired, with a Switchcraft cable connector, new element gasket, and a really great-sounding Controlled-magnetic element from 1961. Even has the original black grill cloth. If you know the old Astatic mics, it is pretty hard to find a Youngstown tag that’s intact.

Tone-wise, this mic is hot and crunchy. Better than any of the new harp mics available today liek the Hohner Blues Blaster. This 60’s CM element sound is what’s important, and it howls!

The mic features:
– Strong 1961 Shure 99H86 element
– All original paint
– Original Astatic Youngstown Ohio Badge
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1103 Ohms, Strong element
– All new wiring

Good cosmetic condition, but one significant chip, and the tone is gritty and awesome.

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.

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Additional Information
Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in