1960’s High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Good Paint, Great Element
Shure 99A86 GB Controlled Magnetic
Fully Tested and Working
Here’s rebuilt Vintage Astatic Model JT30 harp mic, with an excellent, strong, vintage Shure controlled magnetic element from 1992. I’ve fully rewired the mic. The connector is a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on model. The paint is good considering the mic is 50 years old or so. The Grill is in excellent condition. I’ve added marine grade stainless steel grill screen and black nylon grill cloth for a bit different look.
This element is strong, with a nice distortion throughout, and excellent Bass tone. The new transducer gasket is from Blows Me Away productions, and seals the shell casing for the best response from the element.
Cosmetic condition includes some scuffs and scratches to the original grey shell coat.
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.