1948 Astatic W-80 Brown Bullet Mic, 1960 Shure Controlled Magnetic Element


Astatic Model W-80 B Series Brown Bullet
Mid 1940’s from Conneaut OH
Excellent Crunchy Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1960 99G86 Shure element
Controlled Magnetic
Fully Tested and Working

A beautiful Astatic JT-30 style Model W-30 in good original cosmetic condition, with a few nicks and scratches. It’s newly rewired, with a Switchcraft cable connector, new element gasket, and a really great-sounding Controlled-Magnetic element from 1960. These elements are really sought-after for that heavy-bass laden tone and great distortion when cupped. This one is just great. This is a really strong element, full-power for sure.

The mic features:
– Strong 1960 Shure 99G86 controlled magnetic  element
– All original paint in great shape
– Original Astatic Conneaut Ohio Badge
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 11057 Ohms, Strong element
– All new wiring

Good cosmetic condition, but a few nicks and scuffs on the grill, 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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Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in
Choose an optional element

Shell Only, Controlled Magnetic, Premium Controlled Magnetic, White Controlled Reluctance, Black Label Controlled Reluctance