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Details about  Vintage RCA BK-11 Ribbon Microphone MINT & 100% Original

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Vintage RCA BK-11 Ribbon Microphone MINT & 100% Original
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Oct 19, 2011
C $2,680.00
Approximately US $2,202.14(including shipping)
C $62.00 (approx. US $50.94) Canada Post Xpresspost - USA | See details
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Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada


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Vintage RCA BK-11 Ribbon Microphone

MINT Cosmetics, All Original. See Films Featuring Mic


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 This rare RCA ribbon was the last great ribbon design by the company, replacing the 77DX and 44BX as the flagship model.  This example is in remarkable, MINT condition, with hardly a mark on it.  All original, I was the first person to undo the grill screws as far as I could tell.  Original 50' wire is present, and is also in perfect shape.  Modern XLR fitting has been added.

I used this mic on a recent session to record cornet, trumpet and a variety of saxophones.  WOW, I basically didn't need to EQ anything.  I kept asking myself, 'can this sound any better', and I was always coming back to 'no, it's perfect'.  Surprisingly open, in fact, with a very supple, real representation of the sound.

The below films utilize this mic.  In the ensemble film, the BK-11 is used for the cornet, in the sax solo film, the microphone is used as the sax close mic. 

**Movie Alert**

Please tune into a number of 'Jazz, Period.' installments, which feature horns from my business in the hands of great artists. Al McLean and Kevin Dean take up a number of vintage saxophones and trumpets in my ongoing video exploration of the Montreal Jazz community.

Some horns you will see and hear are a 1944 Martin Handcraft Committee trumpet, three vintage Selmer Mark VI saxes (tenor, alto and soprano), gold plated Buescher Big B alto and Besson flugelhorn, a unique full body engraved Martin C Melody, and a gorgeous Conn Artist Special cornet dating to 1940

Visit my YouTube page to view over 50 films about Jazz and vintage horns.  

Click below to hear two examples of this mic in action!

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