Great Blues Tone, 1940's – 1950's High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Nice Original Astatic Model 200S
Gold shell, Chrome Grill
Hot MC 151 Crystal Element
Crunchy Distortion, Fat Bottom End
Fully Tested and Working
This is an Astatic 200S microphone, originally built for public address systems. It's working very well, and has an attached coiled 2 foot cable. It's high impedance, and loud as hell. The acclaimed blues harp player Annie Raines uses this model microphone.
This element is quite rare to find in working condition. Amazing tone, with a nice fat bottom, and screaming highs. You might consider buying this mic for the element alone!
Cosmetically, it's in good shape considering it's age. Some scuffs, nicks and dirt. The grill is in excellent condition, and the gold shell paint has no significant areas of loss.
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.